Brookdale Community College Professor Michael C. Curtin has recently published a groundbreaking book titled “Challenging the Misconceptions of the United Nations.” Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience in international relations, Curtin aims to shed light on the true nature and importance of the United Nations, hoping to dispel negative perceptions and educate readers about its role on the global stage.

“The book is a testament to the enduring legacy of the United Nations, a compilation of blogs I have written advocating for its work through my time with the United Nations Association of the USA. As the UN prepares to celebrate its 80th anniversary, it is remarkable to reflect on its humble beginnings with fifty delegates in 1945, now having grown to include 193 member states. I believe that the UN will continue to stand the test of time and be a force for positive change for another 80 years.”

Curtin’s passion for the subject is evident in his meticulous research and dedication to the project. After years of work, he completed the manuscript in December 2022, and the book was published in January 2023. It is now available on major online platforms such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target. In addition, readers can explore Curtin’s related writings and interviews on the website, which he mentions in the book.

Curtin’s journey as an author began years ago when in 1991, he became an active member of the United Nations Association of the USA. His passion for international relations led him to pursue a master’s degree from Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations. During his time there, Curtin fostered a deep connection with the United Nations Association, greatly influencing his academic pursuits. Today, he shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Also, he teaches engaging courses on Introduction to Political Science and American Government at Brookdale Community College.

In his various teaching roles, Curtin imparts his political science, international relations, and the United Nations expertise to his students. He believes in the importance of multilateralism and emphasizes the significance of voting and making informed choices. Curtin’s passion for the subject is evident in his dedication to educating future generations about global issues.

Curtin’s book addresses common misconceptions about the United Nations, highlighting its cooperative and inclusive nature. He acknowledges that the institution is not without flaws, particularly in its Security Council, where certain member states hold significant power. However, Curtin stresses that the UN is not a world government and does not infringe on a nation’s sovereignty.

“The COVID-19 pandemic undeniably altered my approach to certain topics, and the Chapter Notes at the beginning of each chapter provide insights into the context of those times,” said Curtin. “Through these pages, I hope to inspire a greater understanding and appreciation for the vital role the UN plays in shaping our world.”

“Challenging the Misconceptions of the United Nations” is a must-read for anyone interested in international relations, geopolitics or those seeking a comprehensive understanding of the UN’s impact on global affairs. Despite the prevailing negative perceptions, Curtin stands behind his work and is confident his book will provide readers with a fresh perspective on the United Nations.

To learn more about Michael C. Curtin and his book, please search “Challenging the Misconceptions of the United Nations” on major online platforms.