The Centre for United Nations Studies

Second Annual Lecture to the Centre for UN Studies

The President of the UN General Assembly. H.E. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, will deliver the Second Annual Lecture online to the Centre for UN Studies, marking the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. He will be introduced by the Vice Chancellor, Sir Anthony Seldon.

14 October 2020
16:00 - 17:00
Christopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis “Differences in general unconventional policy across central banks”
21 October 2020
16:00 - 17:00
Hans-Werner Sinn, Institute for Economic Research "Target Balances"
04 November 2020
16:00 - 17:00
Alberto Musso, European Central Bank "Inflation cycles, money cycles and credit cycles: recent evidence for the euro area"
11 November 2020
16:00 - 17:00
Ryland Thomas, Bank of England "The Bank of England as Lender of Last Resort in the C19th"


Led by Mark Seddon and Paul Graham the Centre for UN studies was established in order to:

  • undertake research into the United Nations with the aim of improving its effectiveness
  • educate students in the role of international organisations, such as the United Nations, and in global diplomacy more broadly
  • build a network of university and research centres across the world to achieve these research and educational objectives.

The Centre is supported by a Board of Advisers with a wealth of experience:

Chair of the Board
Lord (Mark) Malloch Brown. Former UN Deputy Secretary-General and former minister in the UK Foreign Office.


Maria Fernanda Espinosa. Former President of the UN General Assembly and former Foreign & Defence Minister of Ecuador
Tom Fletcher. Adviser to the Global Business Coalition for Education & Emirates Diplomatic Academy, United Arab Emirates.
Jan Kavan. Former President UN General Assembly. Former Foreign Minister, Czech Republic.
Andrew Whitley. Executive Director, GeoPolitical Advice and former senior UN official.
Natalie Samarasinghe. Executive Director – UN Association, UK, UNA-UK, London.
Karl Yin. Vice-Chairman of HIK Group
Professor Eric Davis. United Nations and Global Policy Studies, Rutgers University.
Mita Hosali. Deputy Director, UN News Services Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations, New York.
Franz Baumann. Research Professor, New York University. Former Assistant Secretary-General, UN.
Ian Williams. Correspondent, New York.
Professor Roger Clark. Rutgers University.
Richard Kozul-Wright. Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD, Geneva).

If you wish to find out more about the work of the Centre please contact Dr Paul Graham.