U.N. Peacekeepers Round Table

A panel of international military officers, currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, discusses their U.N. peacekeeping experiences, examining their missions and both their challenges and achievements.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 pm
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In 16 of today's most dangerous trouble spots – from South Sudan and Mali to Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – United Nations peacekeepers are working to separate warring parties and protect people from the scourge of armed conflict. It’s an inherently dangerous mission, costing the lives of more than 3,600 uniformed and civilian personnel since operations launched in 1948. The program was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1988.
Retired Col. Larry Swift, who recently completed a three-year term as chief of the U.N. Office of Military Affairs' Military Planning Service, leads a discussion of those efforts, joining a panel of international military officers currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. They look back at their missions, recalling their challenges and their achievements.
Co-presented by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, the International Student Division of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and American Public Square and the Harry S. Truman Center.