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February 20, 2018

At the United Nations headquarters in New York 

 A historic number of Americans—including former Louisian Sonny Branham of Tulsa, OK, will gather at the UN at the United Nation Association of the United States of America’s (UNAUSA) annual Global Engagement Summit this weekend at UN Headquarters in New York City.

Prof. Sonny Branham, formerly of Louisa  is in his 18th year teaching at Oral Roberts University.Prof. Sonny Branham, formerly of Louisa is in his 18th year teaching at Oral Roberts University.Prof. Branham, who is in his 18th year teaching at Oral Roberts University, is the son of the late Millard F. and Merica Skaggs Branham. His deceased grandfather was the beloved Rev. Felix Skaggs. Branham’s sister Mrs. Ruth Ellen Kelley lives in Huntington, WV.

With more than 1,500 attendees expected, the Global Engagement Summit will likely be the largest assembly ever of Americans gathered in response to the livelihood of the UN.

The convening takes place at a pivotal moment for the world and the U.S.
-UN relationship. The planet is facing the worst humanitarian and refugee crisis since World War II, terrorism, and threats from climate change.

Meanwhile, American leaders are deliberating the nations’ role at the
UN, and several UN priorities are under scrutiny both on Capitol Hill and at the White House. While political leaders may be in disaccord, research shows that American voters registered in both major parties agree that sustained U.S. leadership at the UN is vital. A significant percentage believe it is important for the U.S. to maintain an active role at the UN.

To demonstrate this overwhelming support for strong U.S.- UN engagement, Americans from across the country will meet at the United Nations to participate in sessions on pressing global issue like climate change, peace and security, human rights, the refugee crisis, and more.

UNA is a grassroots movement of Americans who support the vital work of the United Nations in U.S. communities, colleges, and Congress for more than
70 years,

A political science teacher, Branham has been invited to participate in numerous UN conferences, both in New York and in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a Director-Emeritus of the United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma, and has been the faculty sponsor for many ORU student delegations to attend Model United Nations conferences in the Midwest.


Oral Roberts University is a charismatic university, founded in the fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible. The university was founded as a result of the evangelist Oral Roberts' obeying God's mandate to build a university on God's authority and the Holy Spirit.


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