The U.S. and the U.N.: Building Block or Stumbling Block for American Foreign Policy?

In the wake of the U.S.'s increased military posture on the global stage following 9-11, the Frey Institute considered the evolving relationship between the nation and the United Nations. Members of Congress spoke to the question of which countries had membership on the U.N. Security Council and the U.S. position on unilateralism versus multilateralism. Academics, including UCF's own Dr. Houman Sadri and Dr. Bob Bledsoe addressed the question of the origins of the UN and its position in a "neo-medieval world." International perspectives were given by, among other speakers, Volkmar Schultz, former member of the German Bundestag. Reaching out to constituent audiences, the event included a panel of student members who presented their views on the U.S.-U.N. relationship. The evening keynote address was delivered by Ambassador Sichan Siv, U.S. Representative to the U.N. Economic and Social Council.