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East-West University to Host U.N. Forum on Global Politics

Chicago/Vienna, 1 June 2004/P/RE/18727c-is (news release by East-West University)

A distinguished group of international scholars, who are affiliated with the United Nations, will headline a Roundtable Conference titled “The U. N. and International Power Politics: The Future of World Order” at East-West University in Chicago (USA) on Saturday, June 5, 2004. Community activists will also be involved.

The program, which will take place in the University’s 4th floor auditorium, 816 S. Michigan Avenue, will run from 9 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. It is sponsored by the International Progress Organization (IPO) and the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations.

“With so much of current world affairs preoccupied by the war in Iraq, the threat of global terrorism and growing restlessness in the Third World, I can’t think of a better time to engage in a frank debate on possible solutions to these and other vexing problems,” said Dr. Farid Muhammad, director of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Program at East-West who also serves as a member of the IHRAAM Directorate.

Among scheduled topics and presenters are: The Dialectic of Power and Law: The United Nations and the Future of World Orderby Professor Hans Koechler of Innsbruck University, Austria; “9/11: Some Consequences” by Professor Türkkaya Ataöv of Ankara University, Turkey; “Islam, Social Justice and the Challenge of Globalization” by Professor Sulayman Nyang of Howard University; and “Is the Western Concept of Democracy Sufficient as a Foundation for Peaceful and Sustainable Development?” by Dr. Y. N. Kly, chair of IHRAAM, professor emeritus at the University of Regina, Canada and a member of the U.N. Human Rights Commission based in The Hague.

Topping off the event will be a book signing of Global Justice or Global Revenge? by Dr. Hans Koechler, president of the IPO and chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

The new IPO documentation on The Iraq Crisis and the United Nations: Power Politics vs. the International Rule of Law will also be presented.

For further information on the United Nations Roundtable, contact Dr. Muhammad at (001) 312-939-0111, ext. 2315, or e-mail: muhammad@eastwest.edu .

East-West University to Host U.N. Forum on Global Politics/2004-06-01/18727c-is