U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield Speaks at Seton Hall

On April 12, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield addressed Seton Hall University students, faculty, and alumni at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations’ first World Leaders Forum event since 2019. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s visit was an initiative of the School of Diplomacy’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Coalition. She discussed a range of topics, including the Ukraine-Russia conflict, vaccine inequality, climate change, women’s leadership, and her experiences in the Foreign Service. 

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Diplomacy Students Voice Concerns, Suggestions at UDSA Forum

The Undergraduate Diplomacy Student Association of Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations held an open forum on March 24 for students to discuss their concerns about the School and the return to campus following the COVID-19 shutdown. 

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2022 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting Addresses Cyber Defense, U.S. Infrastructure

The 2022 hybrid Global Ties National Meeting was held in Arlington, VA. From March 16 -19, members of the United States State Department and the Global Ties community discussed the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) pivot in 2020-2021 towards online exchange.  In addition, members of the State Departments’ cyber defense and diversity, equity, and inclusion tasks forces spoke about what each department is doing to protect the United States’s infrastructure and President Biden’s Executive Order 13985. 

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Women, Peace, and Security: A Discussion with Nobel Peace Laureate Madame Leymah Gbowee

On April 7, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University hosted Madame Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and women’s advocate. Madame Gbowee has been appointed to the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy’s Board of Advisors and will act as a visiting scholar in the 2022-2023 school year. 

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Dr. Margarita Balmaceda Discusses the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and its Energy Implications

On March 4, Dr. Margarita Balmaceda was hosted by the Diplomacy Alumni Association of Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations to provide more understanding of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Chatham House Marks International Women’s Day with Climate Change Panel

Chatham House, an international affairs think tank, hosted a panel discussion on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, called “Feminist Solutions to the Climate Crisis.” The panel brought together Dr. Sherilyn MacGregor of the University of Manchester, founder of EmpoderaClima Renata Koch Alvarenga, Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Issues Titilope Ngozi Akosa, and Director of the WoMin African Alliance Samantha Hargreaves to discuss how climate solutions can be more intersectional. The panel was moderated by Nina Jeffs of Chatham House and included opportunities for questions from the audience.

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Rajaa Altalli Joins School of Diplomacy as Spring Sergio Vieira de Mello Chair

Rajaa Altalli, a Syrian civil society leader, joined Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy as the Sergio Vieira de Mello Endowed Visiting Chair and as a Fellow in the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Ms. Altalli brings her unique perspective and extensive experiences to the School of Diplomacy this spring.

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