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Students Must Weigh Forces Moving World, Says Ursula Hubbard; Addresses the International Relations Meeting (Vol. 1, Issue 3)

Terminating the pre-Passover Series of lectures of the International: Relations ‘Club, Miss Ursula P. Hubbard addressed the members of the club on the work of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on Monday, April 1. Miss Hubbard is in charge of International’ Relations clubs at the Division of Intercourse and Education of the Carnegie Endowment.

After an extensive survey of the general work of the Endowment, and its relationship to such other peace organizations as the World Peace Foundation, the League of Nations Association, and the Foreign Policy Association, Miss Hubbard turned to the work of the 537 International Relations clubs In this country with which she is directly connected.

To Train Students 

“To train the students’ perception to weigh justly and wisely the true significance of the social, economic and political forces moving the world today — this is the important task of the International Relations clubs,” declared Miss Hubbard. “The aim is not to convince club members of any one point of view regarding the problems facing the world today, but rather to give them a background of facts which will enable them to read more accurately the international news, to vote more intelligently, and to exert a wider influence in the communities in which we live.” 

Among other novel facts Miss Hubbard revealed that besides the 537 clubs in the Continental United States there are clubs in 39 foreign countries including Palestine, Japan, Sumatra, Iraq, and Siam. Each of these clubs receives books, pamphlets and periodicals from the organization during the academic year. 

Clubs in 34 States 

In response to numerous questions as to the work of the Carnegie Endowment in spreading peace problems among non-college groups, Miss Hubbard pointed out that, to date, over 100 high school International Relations Clubs have been established in 34 states and Hawaii. 

As a concluding remark, members of the club were urged to make use of the recently received books which include such volumes as: “Russian Iron Age,” by W.H. Chamberlain, “Problems of the New Cuba,” and “Arms and Munitions,” by J.H. Baccus.