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Brandeis U, Politics Professor Named to UN Post by Carter

President Carter has appointed Ruth S. Morgenthau of Cambridge, a political scientist at Brandeis University, to be U.S. representative for the United Nations Social Development Committee. Morgenthau, who had been chairman of the Brandeis Politics Department since 1974, assumes her position with the United Nations immediately, university officials said.

In her new role, she will be official spokesman for the U.S. at meetings of the Social Development Committee, reporting to the State Department on its activities. She also will maintain close contact with representatives of other member governments, exchanging views and information, and negotiating to gain support for U.S. policy and positions, according to university officials. Morgenthau will continue as a member of the Brandeis faculty, although she is currently on sabbatical leave. Morgenthau has been at Brandeis since 1963. She has specialized in African political affairs and is widely published in her field.