Sunday, January 21, 2007

311 - United Nations & Democracy

As the snow falls outside the windows, panelists Julia Benjamin, Stephanie Kimerer, Chase Whiting and Alfred Snider discuss various aspects of the United Nations as it relates to the idea of democracy. Does the organization of the UN represent democratic principles or big nation power politics? How does the UN try to promote democracy? What would a world democratic government look like and would it be effective and/or the precursor of a global big brother?

This program was supported by the UN Foundation and the International Debate Education Association through THE PEOPLE SPEAK program last fall. This was one of a number of such events sponsored by the Lawrence Debate Union in connection with TPS.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The United Nations is in urgent need of reform. To promote democracy, it must first BECOME more democratic: