Monday, April 16, 2007

April 19th: Iran and the UN Lecture

JOHN D. STEMPEL is Senior Professor of International Studies at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, where he served as director, 1993-2003. He received his AB from Princeton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His primary teaching and research fields are Diplomacy, Comparative Politics (India, Iran) and International Relations (Middle Eastern Politics, Diplomacy, Cross Cultural Negotiation and Bargaining).

United Nations Association Events for April 19, 2007
Annual Meeting and Plenary
Thursday evening, April 19th
“Iran and the UN: An Outcast Struggles for Power”
John D. Stempel
Senior Professor, University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy


He wrote Inside the Iranian Revolution (Indiana University Press, 1981), another monograph on Religion and Diplomacy, and several articles on foreign policy issues. He has chaired and served on the editorial board of the Foreign Service Journal, and is a member of the University Press of Kentucky Editorial Board. Prior to coming to UK in 1988, Dr. Stempel served 24 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served in three major Third World regions: first in Africa, working in Guinea, Burundi and Zambia; during 1975-79 he was posted to the U.S. Embassy in Iran; and in 1985-88 he served as U.S. Consul General for South India at Madras. During his assignments in Washington, he held positions as the State Department's Crisis Center Director and as Director of the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in the Secretary of Defense's office. He is a member of the New York Council of Foreign Relations and the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Council for Kentucky. He is active in the International Studies Association, serving as Southern Region President in 2000, and is currently on the executive council of the Diplomatic Studies Section of The International Studies Association.

Belmont United Methodist Church
21st Avenue South and Acklen Avenue, Hillsboro Village
5:30 reception, 6:00 dinner, 7:00 talk
$16., $12. students - some scholarships available-inquire when reserving
call 321-1200 by April 15th to reserve dinner - vegetarian option may be reserved

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