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UN-Scripted

A monthly podcast taking you inside the United Nations and beyond the carefully written policy speeches to where the real work is being done: the unscripted debates on the most pressing issues of our time. Hosted by PassBlue reporters Kacie Candela and Banjo Damilola. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. PassBlue is an independent, women-led digital publication offering in-depth journalism on the US-UN relationship and its effects on women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other urgent global matters, as reported from our base in the UN press corps. Founded in 2011, PassBlue is a project of the New School, and not tied financially or otherwise to the UN.

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Ep. 56: China's Keeping "Cool" in the Security Council
4d ago
Ep. 56: China's Keeping "Cool" in the Security Council
As Council president in August, China wants to keep the UN body "cool" -- literally and figuratively -- by navigating the fine line of maintaining its closeness to Russia while not souring relations too much with the West, discussing global "security" without mentioning any of its own human-rights problems and regional territorial claims and championing a no-tie look and distributing Chinese fans to Council ambassadors amid limited air-conditioning in UN headquarters . We are joined by Richard Gowan, the UN director of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 56: China's Keeping "Cool" in the Security Council
4d ago
Ep. 56: China's Keeping "Cool" in the Security Council
As Council president in August, China wants to keep the UN body "cool" -- literally and figuratively -- by navigating the fine line of maintaining its closeness to Russia while not souring relations too much with the West, discussing global "security" without mentioning any of its own human-rights problems and regional territorial claims and championing a no-tie look and distributing Chinese fans to Council ambassadors amid limited air-conditioning in UN headquarters . We are joined by Richard Gowan, the UN director of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 55: Brazil's Hope for the Security Council: No More 'Mud-Slinging'
Jul 8 2022
Ep. 55: Brazil's Hope for the Security Council: No More 'Mud-Slinging'
As Brazil assumes the presidency in July, we talk with Ambassador Ronaldo Costa about his country's foreign policy priorities this month and how President Jair Bolsonaro's inflammatory rhetoric has affected its diplomacy at the UN. We also ask Costa and Adriana Abdenur, a climate change and policy expert based in Rio, about the shrinking Amazon rainforest. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 54: Albania Aims to Strengthen Global Justice for Past and Present Atrocities
Jun 1 2022
Ep. 54: Albania Aims to Strengthen Global Justice for Past and Present Atrocities
Albania is a small, Sunni Majority country that has successfully kept religion out of its politics and allowed the practice of other faiths besides Islam. It is also a country scarred by invasions, autocracy and institutional breakdowns. But the NATO member and EU-hopeful has risen to become a strong voice in the Balkans. Its elected two-year term in the UN Security Council began in January, and in June, it is Council president, bringing a former communist voice that is strongly opposed to Putin’s war in Ukraine. On today's show, we talk with Albanian Permanent Representative Ferit Hoxha as well as Agon Maliqi, an expert on the Balkans and a pro-democracy activist. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 53: The US Continues to Keep Russia on the Defensive
May 8 2022
Ep. 53: The US Continues to Keep Russia on the Defensive
The United States assumes the Security Council presidency in May, as it also leads efforts to continue to isolate Russia in the UN for its war in Ukraine. On this episode, we hear from US envoy to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield about the country's signature events in the Council, and chat with Thomas G. Weiss, leading American academic on the UN and Presidential Professor of Political Science and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com. ----- With the world ravaged by wars, infectious disease and climate change, we need to ask, what do we want the world to look like in 2030? The New School’s Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs will prepare you to use your career to create a more just world order. Based in New York City, these master’s degree programs will give you deep insight into global issues such as conflicts, migration, human rights, development and media, as well as the skills you’ll need to work in these areas. The programs also offer an International Field Program, UN Summer Study and student-team consultancies with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. To find out more, visit: www.newschool.edu/international-affairs.
Ep. 52: The UK Leads a Security Council Handicapped by Russia's Veto
Apr 13 2022
Ep. 52: The UK Leads a Security Council Handicapped by Russia's Veto
In April, the UK leads a Security Council that is inevitably prevented from taking meaningful action on Ukraine by Russia's veto. We are joined by UK Deputy Permanent Representative James Kariuki, who shares how the UK aims to minimize Russia's misinformation in the Council and the UK's signature events this month, on ending sexual violence in wars and on getting Covid-19 vaccines in conflict zones. We also chat with Mark Seddon, director of the Centre for UN Studies at the University of Buckingham in England, who suggests how Britain could help promote a ceasefire in Ukraine. Welcome to our new co-host and co-producer, Damilola Banjo! Damilola joins us from Columbia's Journalism School. She previously worked for the BBC in her home country, Nigeria. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com. ----- With the world ravaged by wars, infectious disease and climate change, we need to ask, what do we want the world to look like in 2030? The New School’s Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs will prepare you to use your career to create a more just world order. Based in New York City, these master’s degree programs will give you deep insight into global issues such as conflicts, migration, human rights, development and media, as well as the skills you’ll need to work in these areas. The programs also offer an International Field Program, UN Summer Study and student-team consultancies with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. To find out more, visit: www.newschool.edu/international-affairs.
Ep. 51: The UAE Grows Up but It's Still Undemocratic
Mar 4 2022
Ep. 51: The UAE Grows Up but It's Still Undemocratic
The United Arab Emirates assumes the Security Council presidency in March at a time when the body finds itself powerless to overcome Russia's veto and take any real action on Ukraine. We talk with Emirati Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh as well as Dr. Sanam Vakil, Deputy Head of Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa Program, about the UAE's foreign policy priorities as Council president, its abstention on the recent vote to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the relationship among the women ambassadors on the Council. This was co-host and co-producer Stéphanie Fillion's last episode of UN-Scripted. We wish her good luck in her future endeavors. You can keep up with Stéphanie on Twitter, @fillionsteph10. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you interested in joining a community of policy influencers working toward positive change? Consider Seton Hall University’s results-driven executive graduate programs in international affairs. You can customize your studies through research in regional areas and specializations -- including conflict management, global health security and more. As a graduate candidate, you can leverage a collaborative and dynamic professional platform that includes 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, AND discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible. Study full or part-time, online, or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 50: Will Russia Observe the Olympic Truce in Ukraine?
Feb 4 2022
Ep. 50: Will Russia Observe the Olympic Truce in Ukraine?
As Russia assumes the Security Council presidency in February, international tensions are high over the country's military buildup at the Ukraine border. On this episode, we look at how Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea could offer insights into the Council's ability -- or inability -- to address the current crisis and whether China will choose a side: the West or Russia? We talk with Russia's Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy, who shares the country's plans for the Council this month; as well as Kadri Liik, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Russia expert; Richard Gowan, UN director at the International Crisis group in New York; and Sven Jürgenson, Estonia’s ambassador to the UN. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 49: Oslo Accords: The Real-Life Mona Juul
Jan 3 2022
Ep. 49: Oslo Accords: The Real-Life Mona Juul
Norway’s New Year's resolutions are to make an indelible mark during its only Security Council presidency of its 2021-22 term while monitoring emerging and existing conflicts that threaten international peace and security. We talk with Ambassador Mona Juul, whose pivotal role in the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization was recently portrayed in the HBO movie "Oslo." We also chat with Niels Nagelhus Schia, senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 48: Fragile Niger Concludes Two Strong Years on the Security Council
Dec 3 2021
Ep. 48: Fragile Niger Concludes Two Strong Years on the Security Council
Niger ends its two-year term in the UN Security Council as president of the body for a second time. A lot has changed in the world, in the Sahel region of Africa and in Niger since the country joined the Council in January 2020. On today's show, we review Niger's tenure with UN Ambassador Abdou Abarry and expert Michael Shurkin, Director of Global Programs at 14 North Strategies, a Dakar-based consulting firm. On our radar for the month: a long-awaited climate resolution to be possibly tabled and the G5 Sahel force once more in the spotlight. Just as you rely on UN-Scripted to learn about the Security Council's agenda every month, we rely on your donations to fund our work. Give to PassBlue before 12/31 and your donation is doubled! Help us reach our fundraising goal of $35,000 by clicking here: www.newsforgood.org/organizations/passblue Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 47: Mexico Uses an International Setting to Highlight its National Priorities
Nov 2 2021
Ep. 47: Mexico Uses an International Setting to Highlight its National Priorities
Mexico is at the helm of the Security Council in November for its only presidency in its two-year term. The county is prioritizing international issues of great domestic concern: small arms and migration. We talk with Mexican Deputy Permanent Representatives Alicia Buenrostro and Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, as well as the country’s Political Coordinator, Enrique Ochoa. We also hear from Andrew Rudman, the director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. Give before 12/31 and your donation is doubled! Click: website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? Is it your dream to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges? Consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate programs in international affairs. Attend a webinar to find out how you can specialize in up to 13 research areas, including conflict management, international law and human rights, foreign policy analysis and more. As a graduate candidate you’ll have the benefit of 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible – it can be taken full-time or part-time, online or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a graduate programs webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue.
Ep. 46: Kenya, Advancing the African Agenda on the Security Council
Oct 4 2021
Ep. 46: Kenya, Advancing the African Agenda on the Security Council
As president of the Security Council in October, Kenya is leading the Council on its first international trip since the pandemic began, to Mali and Niger. Kenyan Ambassador Martin Kimani joins us to discuss his country’s priorities for the month, including counterterrorism, small-arms weapons, and women, peace and security. We also speak with Dr. Geoffrey Lugano, a lecturer at Kenyatta University, based in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? Is it your dream to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges? Consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate programs in international affairs. Attend a webinar to find out how you can specialize in up to 13 research areas, including conflict management, international law and human rights, foreign policy analysis and more. As a graduate candidate you’ll have the benefit of 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible – it can be taken full-time or part-time, online or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a graduate programs webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 45: New York City's Most "Fashionable" Event is Back: UNGA 76
Sep 17 2021
Ep. 45: New York City's Most "Fashionable" Event is Back: UNGA 76
It is that time of year again: The UN General Assembly's meeting with world leaders returns in a hybrid format after being virtual last year. Which heads of state and government are coming? What should you watch for? We've got your guide to the 76th UNGA session. We speak with Nigerian Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who was the 74th president of the General Assembly, about what to expect. We also spoke with Estonia’s Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets. Disclaimer: Following the publication of this podcast, the President of the General Assembly has specified that the United Nations honor system for vaccination and Covid-19 testing remains in place for UNGA, and that UN authorities won't verify vaccination status upon entering the United Nations Headquarters. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? Is it your dream to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges? Consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate programs in international affairs. Attend a webinar to find out how you can specialize in up to 13 research areas, including conflict management, international law and human rights, foreign policy analysis and more. As a graduate candidate you’ll have the benefit of 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. The program is flexible – it can be taken full-time or part-time, online or at the New Jersey campus just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a graduate programs webinar, visit www.shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 44: How Tough Can Ireland Be on Ensuring Women’s Rights in Afghanistan?
Sep 1 2021
Ep. 44: How Tough Can Ireland Be on Ensuring Women’s Rights in Afghanistan?
Ireland takes over the presidency of the Security Council in September with Afghanistan still in crisis. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason discusses her country's commitment to Afghan women and girls as the Taliban assume control of the country, and she shares her plans for the month with the UN General Assembly high-level week fast approaching. We are also joined by Rory Montgomery of the Royal Irish Academy, a former diplomat. MUSIC CREDIT: 'Morrison's Jig,' a traditional Irish folk song, is named for Irish-American fiddler James Morrison, who recorded it in the 1930's. The original composer is unknown. A jig is a lively Irish folk dance. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 43: India is Out to Prove it Deserves a Permanent Security Council Seat
Aug 2 2021
Ep. 43: India is Out to Prove it Deserves a Permanent Security Council Seat
As India assumes the Security Council presidency in August, it seeks to show the world that it deserves a permanent seat at the horseshoe table. On this episode, we are joined by Indian Ambassador to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti, as well as foreign policy expert Mohamed Zeeshan. Zeeshan is a staff writer at the Diplomat, a foreign affairs publication, and has written a book called, "Flying Blind: India’s Quest for Global Leadership." Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you thinking of a career working for the United Nations or its agencies around the world? Is it your dream to serve in your country’s foreign ministry, but you don’t know where to start? We may have the answer. The Centre for United Nations Studies at the University of Buckingham in the UK offers a Masters Degree in United Nations and Diplomatic Studies. The degree can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two. Graduates will gain a firm grounding in the work of the WHO, UN peacekeeping operations and the UN’s sustainable development goals. They will also learn about global political communication, develop negotiating skills and write a dissertation on a UN-related topic of their choice. In addition to a high-level guest speakers program, they will have access to mentors with first-hand experience in the UN, such as program director Mark Seddon, a former speechwriter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and a former UN Correspondent for al Jazeera English TV, and Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, a former UN Deputy Secretary General. Applications for Fall and January 2022 are now open. To find out more about the program, visit: www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/…omatic-studies ----- Global Dispatches is the longest-running independent world news podcast, publishing twice a week since 2013. It's hosted by veteran journalist Mark Leon Goldberg , editor of UN Dispatch, who conducts thoughtful interviews with policy makers, think tankers and experts around the world. The Guardian calls it a "podcast to make you smarter." Global Dispatches covers issues ranging from conflicts and crises in Africa and the Middle East to long term trends in global development and the latest geo-political intrigues at the United Nations. If you like PassBlue you will certainly like "Global Dispatches." You can find Global Dispatches on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 42: The Future of France in the Sahel
Jul 1 2021
Ep. 42: The Future of France in the Sahel
France takes over the presidency of the Security Council at a major turning point in its foreign policy: it has announced it is scaling down its long military presence in West Africa. Also this month: France hosts the final Generation Equality Forum, in Paris. We talk to French Deputy Permanent Representative Nathalie Broadhurst and a French political scientist, Franck Petiteville, of Sciences Po University, about what the change of the military mission means for France, the Sahel region and President Macron's political future. We also discuss France's commitment to gender equality at home and abroad. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you thinking of a career working for the United Nations or its agencies around the world? Is it your dream to serve in your country’s foreign ministry, but you don’t know where to start? We may have the answer. The Centre for United Nations Studies at the University of Buckingham in the UK offers a Masters Degree in United Nations and Diplomatic Studies. The degree can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two. Graduates will gain a firm grounding in the work of the WHO, UN peacekeeping operations and the UN’s sustainable development goals. They will also learn about global political communication, develop negotiating skills and write a dissertation on a UN-related topic of their choice. In addition to a high-level guest speakers program, they will have access to mentors with first-hand experience in the UN, such as program director Mark Seddon, a former speechwriter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and a former UN Correspondent for al Jazeera English TV, and Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, a former UN Deputy Secretary General. Applications for Fall and January 2022 are now open. To find out more about the program, visit: www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/united-nations-and-diplomatic-studies ----- Global Dispatches is the longest-running independent world news podcast, publishing twice a week since 2013. It's hosted by veteran journalist Mark Leon Goldberg , editor of UN Dispatch, who conducts thoughtful interviews with policy makers, think tankers and experts around the world. The Guardian calls it a "podcast to make you smarter." Global Dispatches covers issues ranging from conflicts and crises in Africa and the Middle East to long term trends in global development and the latest geo-political intrigues at the United Nations. If you like PassBlue you will certainly like "Global Dispatches." You can find Global Dispatches on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 41: The Women Who Run Estonia
May 31 2021
Ep. 41: The Women Who Run Estonia
On this episode, we have a very special guest: Eva-Maria Liimets, Estonia's foreign minister, as well as Estonian ambassador to the UN, Sven Jurgenson, who assumes the Security Council presidency in June. Estonia is the only country in the world that is not a monarchy that is led by a woman president and a woman prime minister. We discuss how women have assumed top roles in Estonia's government, its agenda for the month of June and the winding up of the UN secretary-general selection process. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? As you set new goals for 2021 and beyond, consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate program in international affairs. Attending a webinar is the perfect way to learn how you can customize your studies by specializing your research in areas such as global health security, conflict management, and more. As a graduate candidate, you would receive access to 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. And the program is flexible: you can study full-time or part-time, and online or on campus in New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com. ----- Diplomatic Immunity is a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The Institute aims to understand the work of diplomats around the world by talking with U.S. ambassadors, former deputy secretaries of state, disinformation experts, and Middle East scholars, and more. They tackle topics in diplomatic history, explore emerging diplomatic challenges, and connect academics and policymakers in search of solutions to the issues facing diplomats and national security decision makers today. Check out their 6 part mini-series on diplomacy and the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring. The show features intergenerational conversations between U.S. diplomats and activists, scholars, and thinkers from across the Arab world. Follow them on Twitter @GUDiplomacy, and find Diplomatic Immunity wherever you listen to podcasts.
Ep. 40: China, Avoiding the Big Challenges in the Security Council
May 5 2021
Ep. 40: China, Avoiding the Big Challenges in the Security Council
China assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council for May, trying to control the narrative around the Covid-19 pandemic, Myanmar and human rights all in one month, in a packed agenda. In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Rosemary Foot, an Oxford professor who has recently published a book titled "China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image." We also talk with Peter Irwin, a program officer at the Uighurs Human Rights Project, a nonprofit defending the persecuted Muslim-minority Uighurs in the province of Xinjiang, China. And stay tuned for a surprising May 17 session on "emerging technologies," which China has mysteriously dropped into the calendar. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? As you set new goals for 2021 and beyond, consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate program in international affairs. Attending a webinar is the perfect way to learn how you can customize your studies by specializing your research in areas such as global health security, conflict management, and more. As a graduate candidate, you would receive access to 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. And the program is flexible: you can study full-time or part-time, and online or on campus in New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 38: The New US Ambassador Hits the Ground 'Sprinting'
Mar 5 2021
Ep. 38: The New US Ambassador Hits the Ground 'Sprinting'
The newly arrived American ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, hits the ground sprinting as she assumes the presidency of the Security Council in March. On today's episode, we speak with retired Ambassador Ruth A. Davis, one of the ambassador's longtime mentors; Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign and Senior Vice President at the United Nations Foundation; and Mark Ballard, reporter for the Louisiana newspaper The Advocate, who has written an extensive profile of the ambassador. MUSIC CREDIT: 'Zodico Stomp' by Clifton Chenier, the Grammy-award winning 'King of Zydeco' (1955). Zydeco is a music genre that blends blues, R&B, French accordion music, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native American people of Louisiana. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? As you set new goals for 2021 and beyond, consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate program in international affairs. Attending a webinar is the perfect way to learn how you can customize your studies by specializing your research in areas such as global health security, conflict management, and more. As a graduate candidate, you would receive access to 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. And the program is flexible: you can study full-time or part-time, and online or on campus in New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.
Ep. 37: The UK Tests Its 'Global Britain' Foreign Policy at the UN
Feb 1 2021
Ep. 37: The UK Tests Its 'Global Britain' Foreign Policy at the UN
Britain assumes the Security Council in February with a new ambassador: Permanent Representative Barbara Woodward, who was most recently her country's ambassador to China. In this episode, she shares how her new job compares with working in Beijing and how staying fit helps her get through tense diplomatic negotiations, wherever she lives. Richard Gowan, a UN expert at the International Crisis Group and a popular, witty commentator in UN circles in New York, joins us on the show. Links: PassBlue's website: www.passblue.com Twitter: @pass_blue Facebook: @PassBlueUN Instagram: @passblue ----- Are you searching for a meaningful way to further your career in international development? As you set new goals for 2021 and beyond, consider Seton Hall University’s executive graduate program in international affairs. Attending a webinar is the perfect way to learn how you can customize your studies by specializing your research in areas such as global health security, conflict management, and more. As a graduate candidate, you would receive access to 1-on-1 faculty mentorship, career workshops, international seminars, and discussions with global leaders on campus, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, and in Washington, D.C. And the program is flexible: you can study full-time or part-time, and online or on campus in New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. To learn more or sign up for a webinar, visit shu.edu/passblue. ----- Are you looking for a talk show featuring leading global voices? Do you want to learn more about how international issues directly affect people locally? Global Connections Television presents the insights of global influencers at-no-cost to viewers and programmers. GCTV is independently produced, and reaches more than 70 million potential viewers worldwide each week. The show covers everything from human rights to climate change, from peace and security to empowering women and girls. It features guests such Dr. Jane Goodall, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The show also hosts expert voices from the private sector, academia, and labor and environmental movements. GCTV is available to public television media outlets, universities, and service clubs for distribution. To watch the show, visit www.globalconnectionstelevision.com. For more information, contact Bill Miller, the show’s host, at millerkyun@aol.com.