H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, president of the 60th U. N. General Assembly, will address "The Future of the United Nations in a Changing World," during the Silver Lecture at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. on the 15 th floor of the International Affairs Building ( 420 W. 118 th Street ).
Eliasson's remarks will be made just after U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan addressed a SIPA audience on U.N. reform (video link). "Following the U.N.'s historic summit last month, these are the critical days for turning verbal commitments into sustainable reform steps," notes SIPA Professor Edward C. Luck, "and President Eliasson is in the driver's seat."
The Gabriel Silver Lecture was established in 1949 by the late Leo Silver, a New Jersey industrialist, to stimulate public interest "to lead the way over the present barriers of suspicion and distrust between men and nations."