NY Times Magazine's James Traub to discuss U.N. and "Best Intentions," Nov. 3
James Traub, a Contributing Writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of "The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power," will present a public talk titled, "The United States and the United Nations: The Mess Behind and The Possibilities Ahead," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 3, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
James Traub has been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine since 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker. He has also written for The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and elsewhere. His articles have been widely reprinted and anthologized. In “The Best Intentions,” Traub traces the entwined histories of Kofi Annan and the UN from 1992 to the present, and offers a definitive portrait of the institution’s role in the age of American dominance.
Traub has written extensively about international affairs and especially the United Nations. In recent years, he has reported from Iran, Iraq, Sierra Leone, East Timor, Vietnam, India, Kosovo and Haiti. He has also written often about national politics and urban affairs, including education, immigration, race, poverty and crime. He is also Director of Policy for the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
Traub is also the author of the “The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did).”
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.