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Special Programs - Fall 2010 Welcome Reception

Dr. Baumann’s presentation will include a brief rationale and history of the founding of the Institute, an outline of its major programs and some of the innovations and changes made in them over the years, and a few thoughts on facing the future. In her opening remarks, she states that “The central concept or rationale underlying all of the programs and activities of the Institute … is that of citizen education in world affairs. … In a democracy it is not only important, but crucial, that people are aware of and understand the basic policy problems and issues that their government faces. Only with that knowledge can they make informed judgments on the decisions that government takes. Through the programs it has offered, the Institute of World Affairs has tried to provide the in-depth information which contributes to a better public understanding of global trends and issues.” Our program planning was based on two needs: 1) to reach different audiences with a diversity of subject matter and program formats, and 2) to strike a delicate balance between the “hot” headline topics of the moment and the on-going and equally important, but perhaps less dramatic, issues that continue from year to year.


Carol Edler Baumann
Carol Edler Baumann
Director Emerita, Institute of World Affairs

Carol Edler Baumann is Director Emerita of the Institute of World Affairs and Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she served for thirty-five years. From 1979 to 1982 she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the US State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She was also a member of the President’s Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies from 1978 to 1979. In 1968 she ran for Congress as the Democratic candidate from the 9th Congressional district.
Dr. Baumann serves or has served on such national boards as the Foreign Policy Association, UNA-USA, the National Council of World Affairs Organizations, the Atlantic Council of the US, the Middle East Policy Council, and is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She currently also serves on the board of the Institute of World Affairs at UWM and has been a member of the Governor’s Commission on the United Nations since as early as 1964 (64-79, 82-89, 04-present). Dr. Baumann has written several books and articles dealing with European affairs and trans-Atlantic relations. She also wrote “The Diplomatic Kidnappings” which was one of the earliest studies of international terrorism.
Having earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Baumann was then awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend the London School of Economics and Political Science where she received her Ph.D. in 1957.

September 8, 2010
4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m
Golda Meir Library Conference Center
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
Basic Members: $0
Premium & Above Members: $0
Non-Members: $0
Students: $0