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.
Enrol on our course: MA United Nations and Diplomatic Studies.
July 2021 – Why the World must act now to halt and reverse fight Climate Change with His Excellency and former head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon.
April 2021 – The Future of the Unite Nations: Peace, disarmament and a safer world with Jeremy Corbyn, MP.
Board of Advisers
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.