United Nations Bookshop: Meet the Authors of 'Land of Blue Helmets


Karim Makdisi
and Vijay Prashad

Friday, 2 December 2016
1:00 - 2:00 PM
United Nations Bookshop,
GA Building, Visitors' Concourse

Karim Makdisi is  Associate Professor of International Politics at the American University of Beirut and Research Director of the UN in the Arab World program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.

Vijay Prashad is George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College as well as Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World (University of California Press) provides a comprehensive review of the United Nations' role in the Arab world. Looking at the UN from the stand point of the Arab world, this volume collects some of the finest scholars and practitioners writing about the potential and the problem of a UN that is framed by both the promises of its Charter and the contradictions of its member states.

With co-panelists Ms.Mona Khalil, Senior Legal Officer of the United Nations Office of the Legal Counsel (UNOLC) and Mr.Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Moderated by Mr.Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, Department or Public Information.

This event open to all UN grounds pass holders and visitors.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/2finyxD

For further information, please email us at bookshop@un.org

The United Nations Bookshop is located in the Concourse level of the General Assembly building at UN Headquarters in New York. Visitor's entrance: 1st Avenue & 46th Street.