The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

WHAT:


Aleksander Kwaśniewski to Lecture: 'The U.N. and its Role in Making the 21st Century an Era of Peace and Progress'

WHEN:

4 p.m., Wednesday, April 26

WHERE:




The Catholic University of America
Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

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Aleksander Kwaśniewski, who served as president of Poland from 1995 to 2005, is currently the Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Kwaśniewski provided critical oversight in the writing and implementation of Poland's new democratic constitution, which he signed into law on July 16, 1997. He also led international negotiations that resulted in the expansion of NATO in 1999 and of the European Union in 2004.

Kwaśniewski's lecture, titled "Accommodating New Challenges: the U.N. and its Role in Making the 21st Century an Era of Peace and Progress," will include his assessment of the role the U.N. has played in the past as well as the need for structural and programmatic changes to the U.N. organization. He has been mentioned by many political observers as a leading contender to succeed Kofi Annan as U.N. secretary general.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture, call 202-319-5445.

SPONSOR:

School of Arts and Sciences

MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, harrisoc@cua.edu
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, leect@cua.edu