Student group celebrates UN’s 70th birthday with week of events

Missouri State students will be celebrating the United Nations’ 70th birthday with U.N. Week starting Oct. 19.

Hosted by the MSU’s Model U.N. student organization, the week will feature several free events to highlight issues around the globe, including poverty, diplomacy and more.

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Event schedule

World Hunger Panel

Professors from agriculture, economics, philosophy and political science will talk about the issue of world hunger and poverty. Stop by the table in the Strong Hall lobby to pick up information about the United Nations and U.N. Week events.

Date: Oct. 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Strong Hall, room 004 (basement level)
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Film screening of “The Interpreter”

This was the first movie to be filmed at the United Nations. Stop by the table in the Strong Hall lobby to pick up information about human rights, humanitarian aid, and the UN’s response to these issues.

Date: Oct. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Strong Hall, room 200
Admission: Free and open to the public.

“Relevance of the United Nations at 70” presentation

Russian Diplomat Vadim Perfiliev will speak about his experience working at the U.N. His presentation is sponsored by Missouri’s United Nations Depository Library, MSU’s political science department and Drury University’s Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship. A reception will immediately follow the talk in Meyer Library, celebrating both the 70th anniversary of the UN and the 15th anniversary of the depository library.

Date: Oct. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library, room 101
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Foods of World Potluck

The Phi Sigma Pi fraternity will make foods from around the globe to bring to this potluck event. Bringing a dish is optional.

Date: Oct. 26
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Glass Hall, room 226
Admission: Free and open to the public.

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