Joseph E. Schwartzberg

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Joseph E. Schwartzberg "is Professor Emeritus in Geography at the University of Minnesota. He has been President of the Minnesota Chapter of CGS for eleven years, and Advisory Board Member of the UNA of Minnesota, Council Member and Co-Founder of the MN Alliance of Peacemakers, Member and Co-Founder of the Kashmir Study Group, and a member of the WFM, the Better World Society, the Club of Budapest, and other NGOs and IGOs. Previously, he was Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota (1964-2000), Chair of the Department of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Professor of Geography and South Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (1960-64), Fulbright Professor at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (1979-80). Dr. Schwartzberg was also Director of Minnesota Studies in International Development, active in various Peace Corps training projects; council member of the Association for Asian Studies, and member of Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

"Although interested in all of Citizens for Global Solutions' core issues, Dr. Schwartzberg has particular expertise in U.N. Reform, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and political geography. His work has been extensively published, and he has been recognized with several major awards for academic excellence. Some of his work can be found on-line via CGS, WFM, Kashmir Study Group, and University of Chicago South Asia Digital Library.

"Dr. Schwartzberg has given hundreds of public presentations on world federalism and various aspects of U.N. reform (averaging 15 or more per year) throughout the U.S., at the U.N., and throughout the world. He is active in the Academic Council on the United Nations System and has had articles on peacekeeping and weighted voting published in it journal, Global Governance. Recently, his article on a U.N. Administrative Academy was published in the U.N. Chronicle.

"He has lived abroad for nearly eight years, with periods of residence in India, Germany, France and Spain and travel to nearly a hundred countries in virtually every major region of the world." [1]

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  1. Fellows, Citizens for Global Solutions, accessed December 22, 2008.
  2. Council, World Federalist Movement, accessed December 23, 2008.