Image: illustration of many nations' flags. Text: Protecting the Peace / United Nations Peacekeepers in the 21st Century

Protecting the Peace: United Nations Peacekeepers in the 21st Century (2023)

Tuesday, Sept. 26 - 6 p.m. Auditorium and Lobby

In 1919, United States President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed, “There is only one power to put behind the liberation of mankind, and that is the power of mankind. It is the power of the united moral forces of the world…” Today, this mission of peace continues around the globe. Since 1948, United Nations Peacekeepers have worked to separate warring parties and to protect people from the effects of armed conflict.

Join us in commemorating the 75th anniversary of United Nations peacekeeping with a panel featuring international military officers currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The officers have served in U.N. peacekeeping missions and will discuss their most challenging and rewarding experiences, as well as questions surrounding our collective responsibility to protect civilians and the peace.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a free reception. Panel begins at 6:30 p.m.

FREE with RSVP | Auditorium and Lobby




Partners and sponsors include the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the International Student Division of the US Army Command & General Staff College, United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, Greater Kansas City People to People, International Relations Council, and the Lawrence D. Starr Center for Peace & Justice at the University of Saint Mary.