Professor Krauss Participates in Hudson Institute Conference on United Nations

Professor Michael Krauss was a participant in a Hudson Institute-sponsored symposium entitled The UN and Beyond: United Democratic Nations. The conference, held at the Union League Club in New York City on September 11, 2006, offered an examination of the United Nations and its effectiveness in today's world and featured panels and presentations by national and international leaders, journalists, and policy experts.

Krauss was a presenter in a panel discussion called Promise and Reality at the UN: Terrorism, Peacekeeping and Human Rights. The panel was chaired by Brian Kennedy, president of the Claremont Institute (CA), and included, in addition to Krauss, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, terrorism expert and former member of the Dutch Parliament; Pedro Sanjuan, former director of the UN Political Affairs Division and U.S. Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; and Walid Phares, terrorism analyst for NBC.

Featured speakers at the conference included Ambassador John Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN; Natan Sharansky, a member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset); William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; and Norman Podhoretz, author and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Participants at the conference also heard a video address by former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar of Spain.