Facing the Crises of Our Time

The United Nations and the United States in the 21st Century

With Gillian Sorensen

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

CREDIT: United Nations Photo (CC).
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For this Carnegie New Leaders event, Gillian Sorensen will address the complexities of the US-UN relationship and America's changing global role. Historically, America's military and economic strength were enough to secure its national interests and earn its ranking as the leading superpower.

The world stage has now changed and problems cross borders without passports. Issues like terrorism, the economy, and climate change require global solutions, and international engagement has never been more critical. Questions to be discussed include:

  • What are the challenges and limitations of working through the UN system?
  • How can we effectively engage our enemies?
  • How can we transform agreements into action?
  • Can we advance the global good without being taken advantage of?
  • Can we protect U.S. national interests while promoting the global good?
  • What is at stake if we don't?

CNL Robin van Puyenbroeck will moderate the discussion.

This event is part of the Council's second annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, which kicks off a year of events and resources on sustainability. Generous funding of the Carnegie Council's 2010–2011 sustainability programming has been provided by Hewlett-Packard and by Booz & Company.

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FREE for Carnegie New Leaders and one-time FREE admission for their invited guests. Please provide the guest's name, title, affiliation, and email address upon registration. Non-Members $25.

RSVP and payment in advance required. Seating is limited. To register, please contact Stefanie Ambrosio by phone (212) 838-4120 or email:

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