January 15, 2020

Shaw to discuss restoring statesmanship on the international stage

by Pete Rosenbery

John-Shaw-sm.jpgCARBONDALE, Ill. — John T. Shaw, director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, will present a program on world leadership later this month. 

Shaw will present “Restoring Statesmanship to a Beleaguered World” at 5:30 p.m., Jan.26, at the Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Chautauqua, Carbondale. The program is part of the United Nations Association USA, Southern Illinois Chapter annual meeting. 

The program is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring a dish to share and are encouraged to bring their own place settings to minimize cleanup. The potluck and annual meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and Shaw will begin his program at 6:30 p.m. 

Talk will precede published book 

Shaw said his talk will preview “Restoring American Statesmanship: A Citizen’s Guide,” that the Institute will publish next month. The book is a 50-page report that “consists of a number of case studies of statesmanship drawn from recent American history,” he said. Available March 1, the book will be free, and available in hard copy and online. 

Shaw said he will discuss the need for restoring statesmanship “as an ideal and an aspiration in public affairs in Illinois, the United States, and the rest of the world.” 

“I’m delighted to preview this study to a passionate group of people from Southern Illinois who are deeply committed to having the United States play a constructive role in international affairs,” he said. 

Statesmanship is one of the Institute’s three major initiatives

Shaw added that there are plans to discuss the book this spring with audiences in Carbondale, Springfield, Peoria, Chicago and Washington, D.C. 

For more information on the program, contact Pamela Umlauf-Brown, president, United Nations Association USA, Southern Illinois Chapter, at 549-8051 or plauf@siu.edu