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A Russian as UN counter-terrorism czar? Bad idea.

By Hugh Dugan The placement of a Putin operative, Russian senior diplomat Vladimir Voronkov, to run the United Nations Counter-Terrorism offices is being touted as the first major reform of the United Nations Organization by its new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres....
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Ambassador Haley at Capitol Hill Hearings on 28 June 2017

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will speak at Capitol Hill Hearings on 28 June 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Watch her speech online via this link:...
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Russian Ambassador in Line for UN Anti-Terror Post

[This article was re-posted from this original source]. Sergey Kislyak, the Russian diplomat at the center of allegations of Russian ties to the Trump campaign, could soon have a new job: Counter-terrorism czar for UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres. In February,...

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Chairman Royce Announces Foreign Affairs Budget Hearing

Note: This hearing will include U.S. funding of the U.N. Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will testify before the Committee on Wednesday, June 14.  The hearing, entitled “The FY...

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Foreign Policy & Trade in the Age of Trump

On May 12, 2017 the Jesse Helms Center had a panel discussion on the important foreign policy and trade issues facing our nation. The topic of the discussion was "Foreign Policy & Trade in the Age of Trump." The panel featured Henry Nau (George Washington...

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Upcoming UN Events

Highlights: The Ocean Conference (5 June-9 June), “From Awareness Raising to Action for the Oceans: the role of Youth and Civil Society” (9 June). Check out the current Campaigns and get involved (see Social Media & Campaigns).   The Ocean Conference #SaveOurOcean...

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America’s Cup On World Oceans Day

[Opinion column written by Hugh Dugan originally published in Bernews on 6 June 2017] What’s coming up on Thursday? Two great events. In Bermuda, it’s the America’s Cup Challenger Playoff semifinals. Around the world, it’s World Oceans Day. What a great coincidence....

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Monaco In The Atlantic

[Opinion column written by Hugh Dugan in the Bernews on 31 May 2017] Those of us tuning early into the America's Cup on TV last Sunday were treated to the Grand Prix Formula One live from Monaco. This is fitting. It only makes sense that the world’s oldest and most...

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Upcoming UN Events

Thursday, 1 June 2017 DPI/NGO Briefing on the Global Ageing Population: Impact and Implementation of Agenda 2030 Time: 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Pass pickup is from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 801 UN Plaza Venue: Conference Room 2 Invitation RSVP   Wednesday, 24 May...

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Upcoming UN Events

Thursday, 18 May 2017 DPI/NGO Briefing Families, Education and Well-Being Time: 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 4 Invitation RSVP   Thursday, 1 June 2017 DPI/NGO Briefing on the Global Ageing Population: Impact and Implementation of Agenda 2030 Time:...

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Upcoming UN Events

Thursday, 4 May 2017 World Press Freedom Day 2017 Event - Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 2 Invitation RSVP Monday, 5 Jun 2017 to Friday, 9 Jun 2017...

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Seton Hall University Sustainable Development Challenge 2017

Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy held their annual Sustainable Development Challenge last Friday on campus. The Sustainable Development Challenge is a scholarship competition for students in both the pre-undergraduate and pre-graduate levels. Each person who...

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Hugh Dugan on Fox News Comments on Haley’s UN Agenda

Hugh Dugan, Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Fellow at Seton Hall University, appeared on the news on 20 April 2017, providing his opinion regarding Nikki Haley’s agenda at the United Nations.  She is trying to change the culture in the Security Council to...

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