The Centre for United Nations Studies

Led by Mark Seddon and Paul Graham the Centre was established in January 2018. The MA in United Nations and Diplomatic Studies will take its first students in September 2018.

  • To undertake research into the United Nations with the aim of improving its effectiveness;
  • To educate students in the role of international organisations, such as the United Nations, and in global diplomacy more broadly;
  • To 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.

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.