The Centre for United Nations Studies


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

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


13 April 2021
15:00 - 16:00
Presentation by Melissa Fleming, UN Under Secretary-General for Global Communications
15 April 202112:00The Future of the United Nations, Peace, Disarmament and a Safer World, by Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP
08 September 202112:00Presentation by Lt. Col. Matthew Whitchurch on UN Peacekeeping Operations

Watch the recording from our April 2021 event, The Future of the Unite Nations: Peace, disarmament and a safer world with Jeremy Corbyn, MP.


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.

Board Members

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.