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PRESBYTERIAN UNITED NATIONS OFFICE TO OFFER U.N.
05 May 1996 15:18:45
95154 PRESBYTERIAN UNITED NATIONS OFFICE TO OFFER U.N.
STUDY TERM IN JANUARY
By Julian Shipp
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--College students will again 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, 1996.
According to the Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Presbyterian Peacemaking
Program coordinator, participants will learn about the work of the U.N. in
such areas 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
Killmer said these issues will be explored through videos,
presentations, dialogues with speakers and small group discussions.
Conversations will take place with a diverse group of 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."
Applications for the program are due Nov. 6, 1995. Applications
received after that date will be processed only if space remains available.
The cost of the program is $775. The fee includes lodging throughout the
program, three days of meals (participants will be responsible for
remaining meals), all course materials, U.N. briefings and activities and
some evening activities.
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 in the Congregational Ministries Division and is mostly
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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