2015 Spring Social and Annual Membership Meeting

Members, friends, and all those interested in learning about the exciting work ofUNA-Centre County are invited to this “free of charge” event.   After a brief business meeting wine, cheese and desserts will be served.  Our guest lecture on fostering peace in the Middle East will being at 7 p.m. 

When:        Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time:         5:30 –8 p.m.

Where:     Foxdale Village Auditorium,  500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College

Free parking is available in front of the building and in the parking garage


Please RSVP to Robert Lumley-Sapanski RXL4@psu.edu 

     How Can the United Nations
Promote Peace in the Middle East?


Guest Speaker:  Dr. Arthur Goldschmidt

Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Penn State University, is best known for his Concise History of the Middle East, a popular textbook whose eleventh edition is now in preparation, but he has also written the Historical Dictionary of Egypt (4th ed., 2014) and numerous other books and articles on 19th and 20th century Egyptian history. He has lived and conducted research in Egypt and several other Middle Eastern countries, with grants from the American Research Center in Egypt, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Commission.    

Dr. Goldschmidt will suggest ways in which the United Nations and its specialized agencies can supplement the diplomatic efforts to solve the many political problems that currently beset the Middle East .