(HQ) UNESCO: Interactive discussion with J.P. Singh based on his book - Creating Norms for a Complex World at 2.30 pm

When :

from Wednesday 28 November, 2012
to Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Where :


Ambassador David Killion

Permanent Delegate of the United States of America to UNESCO

Cordially invites you

to an interactive discussion with J.P. Singh based on his book

UNESCO: Creating Norms for a Complex World


Join Professor Singh, whose book has been called "an essential resource for students and scholars of international relations and international organizations," for a conversation on UNESCO, its opportunities and its challenges - both present and future - as the preeminent international organization for science, education, culture, and communication and information.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012, from 14:30 to 16:00, Room VIII

UNESCO Headquarters, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 7ème

Please RSVP to usunescorsvp(a)state.gov.

A copy of this invitation or your UNESCO badge will be required to gain entrance.


J.P. Singh is Professor of Global Affairs and Cultural Studies at George Mason University. From 2000-2012, he taught in the Graduate Program in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California. Singh’s own research focuses on global political economy and development. He has authored four monographs, edited two books, and published dozens of scholarly articles. He has advised international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization, played a leadership role in several professional organizations, and dramatically increased the impact of Review of Policy Research when he served as Editor between 2006 and 2009.

Published in 2011, UNESCO: Creating Norms for a Complex World traces the history of UNESCO from its foundational idealism to its current stature. Reflecting on UNESCO’s vision, its everyday practices, and future challenges, the book provides a well rounded understanding of this important organization.