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Joseph Preston Baratta is a historian of the world federalist movement and of efforts to strengthen the United Nations.  He was educated at St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, and received his Ph.D. in history from Boston University in l982.  His dissertation was on the origins of the world government movement, 1937-1947.  He has worked in the United Nations community in New York in 1985-88, directing the U.N. office of the World Federalists.  His publications include: The Politics of World Federation: Vol. 1, United Nations, U.N. Reform, Atomic Control, and Vol. 2, From World Federalism to Global Governance (Praeger, 2004); The United Nations System:  Meeting the World Constitutional Crisis (Oxford: ABC-Clio, 1995); monographs funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace on international verification, peacekeeping, arbitration, and human rights; articles on the Baruch plan, Grenville Clark, the Kellogg-Briand pact, “Toward Global Governance” in Peace and Change (July 1999) and “Opinion on World Government in the U.S.A.  Review of Thomas G. Weiss,  What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It.”  The Federalist Debate, 23, 3 (November 2010): 7–11.  Prof. Baratta teaches international relations, globalization, world history, English history, and history of science and technology at Worcester State University. 

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