The Influence of Culture, Politics and Fake News on the UN in the Age of Speed – 3/11/18

The UN is not a perfect institution, but serves a critical mission to promote global cooperation and address some of the world’s most pressing issues. In this age of speed, the UN is being shaped by cross-cultural communications, worldwide politics and surprisingly by fake news that can disrupt communication and diplomatic programs. It is a time of promise and peril for the UN.
Join guest speaker Dr. Robert J. Petrausch as he discusses the influence of culture, politics, and fake news and its impact on the United Nations. Hosted by Cornwall Library, this lecture will take place Sunday, March 11 at 1:00 PM. Admission is free and the event is open to all.
Dr. Robert J. Petrausch, a National Council Member of the United Nations Association -USA representing the New England region and a board member of the UNA-CT organization will talk about the influence of culture, politics, and fake news and its impact on the UN. He is a faculty member and former chair of the department of mass communication at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He holds a doctorate in education from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Columbia University as well as MS from Boston University’s School of Communications. He has extensive international experience as an academic and former communications executive with global organizations. He is a member of the Princeton Club in New York City. He recently spent time in Europe and in particular Barcelona, Spain discussing global issues with academics and communication leaders. He attended the Leadership Summit of the United Nations Association-USA in Washington, DC this past year.