A United Nations Family Odyssey

Living and Working in Thailand, South Pacific, China and Vietnam

by Roy D. Morey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/5/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781663249708
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781663249784

About the Book

Seventeen of the twenty-two years the author served with the United Nations Development Programme were spent with his wife, Delores, on assignments in Thailand, Samoa, China and Vietnam. The main focus of the book is a collection of vignettes describing experiences of living in these four countries. Some stories are humorous and are to be read just for fun (e.g., living conditions on a small isolated island). Other stories are serious and somber (e.g., retracing major battle sites of the Vietnam War). Some are pure adventure (e.g., the midnight visit to the leatherback turtle beach). Fascinating travel adventures in Malaysia and Burma (Myanmar) are also included. The first two chapters describe the author’s introduction to values, politics and social justice issues. In addition, the author describes his experiences as a congressional staffer and college professor.

About the Author

Roy D. Morey is retired and lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife, Delores. He is a former Chair of the Political Science Department at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He was on the White House staff and then served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. For twenty years he was a senior officer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He is the author or co-author of several books on various topics.