SJC Students Visit United Nations

December 16, 2013

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. DECEMBER 17, 2013 Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station), professor of  political science at St. Josephs College (SJC), recently visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City with students from his Politics of Human Rights course at SJC.

"Human rights are one of the most intriguing and evolving subject matters in the field of political science, said Lupinacci. "As a professor, the topic is engaging from both a real-world case study and a thought-provoking study of political theory. As a legislator, I frequently reflect upon the discussions my students and I have as I work to improve lives in Huntington and across New York.

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

"While human rights can mean preventing and protecting against atrocities in foreign lands, it also means ensuring our communities have their basic needs met. As a state, we must do all we can to meet the needs of our residents and protect the ideals we hold dear.  

In addition to his role as an assemblyman, Lupinacci serves as a professor at SJC, SUNY Farmingdale, Nassau Community College and Hofstra University. He teaches political science and business; his main interests lie in the area of American Politics, especially the American Presidency, state and local politics.

For more information about St. Josephs College, visit www.sjcny.edu.