Involvement in International Organizations: The Merits and Drawbacks

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Gerald Steinberg; John Mathiason; Herb Behrstock

 The Berkeley Forum

As more isolationist rhetoric continues to spread throughout America, many wonder whether or not our prolonged involvement in the United Nations should be curtailed. On one hand, the United Nations allows the US to take a more proactive role in engaging with other countries diplomatically while simultaneously acting as a global policing force. However, the UN has come under fire for wasteful spending and lack of oversight. This panel explores both the harms and the benefits of continuing to be an active member of such an organization.


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