The Center for the Study of Democracy presents the 2002-03 Peltason Lecture
"Human Rights and Democracy”
with Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.S. Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100
Kirkpatrick is one of the nation's leading voices on international politics, democratic development and American foreign policy. During the Ronald Reagan presidency, she served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (1981-85) and a member of the National Security Council and the presidential cabinet. In March 2003, President George W. Bush appointed her as U.S. representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. She currently holds the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Professorship at Georgetown University and serves as senior fellow and director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
Kirkpatrick is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the U.S. government, and the French Prix Politique for her political courage. She also received presidential medals from President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic for promoting NATO enlargement, democracy and human rights; and President H.E. Arpad Gonez of Hungary for contributions to NATO enlargement and a democratic Europe. She is the author of seven books and many articles on American political and foreign policy issues.
The Peltason Lecture on Democracy brings leading political figures to the campus to share their experiences and insights with UCI students, faculty, staff and local community members. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides support for the Peltason Lecture.
For further information, please call 949-824-2904.