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Presbyterian United Nations Office to Offer
04 May 1996 19:49:42
95441 Presbyterian United Nations Office to Offer
U.N. Study Term in January
by Julian Shipp
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--College students will have a unique opportunity to examine
the work of the United Nations and the international community in New York
City during the Presbyterian United Nations Office Fifth Annual Global
Studies Term, Jan. 4-20.
According to the Rev. Richard L. Kilmer, Presbyterian Peacemaking
Program coordinator, participants will learn about the work of the U.N. in
areas such as peacekeeping and collective security, human rights, the
situation of women and children globally, economic development and the role
of the religious community and nongovernmental organizations at the United
Kilmer said these issues will be explored through videos,
presentations, dialogues with speakers and small group discussions.
Conversations will take place with U.N. staff persons, delegates from
member states, missions and representatives from U.N. nongovernmental
organizations. There will also be time to explore New York City, its
museums, galleries, cafes, shops and ethnic neighborhoods.
Dr. Gilbert Johnson, professor emeritus from Eckerd College in St.
Petersburg, Fla., will provide academic guidance for the program. Students
can earn three college credits for this study. Credit will be provided by
Eckerd College, a liberal arts college and member of the Association of
Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
In 1995, 50 students from 15 different countries attended the January
term. "I'm really glad I was part of this wonderful program," said Tamara
Zgonjanin, a student studying at Bucknell University who is originally from
Bosnia-Herzegovina. "I met lots of new people from around the world and
learned a great deal about the United Nations. Our discussions were
stimulating and challenging."
Although the application due date has expired, applications are still
being evaluated and limited space is available. The cost of the program is
$775. The fee includes lodging throughout the program, three days of meals,
all academic materials, U.N. briefings and activities, and some evening
For those who wish to commute, the program fee is $400. An additional
tuition of $400 applies to those students requiring academic credit for the
course. For more information and an application, write the Presbyterian
United Nations Office, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
The Presbyterian United Nations Office is part of the Presbyterian
Peacemaking Program, Congregational Ministries Division, and is funded by
the annual Peacemaking Offering.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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