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Doyle to speak on new goals for the United Nations, Feb. 20

Professor Michael Doyle, currently on leave while serving as assistant secretary-general of the United Nations, will deliver a lecture titled "New Model U.N.? The Millennium Goals and Partnership Strategy" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Doyle will discuss the new goals identified for the United Nations at its millennium summit in September 2000, emphasizing new partnerships with the private sector and the corporate world. Doyle also will discuss the serious challenges that the current Iraq situation poses to the United Nations.

Doyle is the Edwards Sanford Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In his current role with the United Nations, he serves as special adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, focusing on strategic planning, outreach to the global corporate sector and relations between the United Nations and the United States.

The event is part of the lecture series "Current Issues in International Relations" sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination , the Center of International Studies and the Wilson School.

Doyle is the author of numerous books on issues of peace and international law, including "Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism and Socialism," "Keeping the Peace: Multidimensional U.N. Operations in Cambodia and El Salvador" and "Empires."

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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