UB MA students with Mr. John Solecki of the United Nations

On Friday 27th April 2012, seventeen students from the MA in Global Development and Peace at University of Bridgeport attended briefings at the United Nations. Briefings covered Special Problems of Small Island and Landlocked Developing States, Human Security, and Refugees, and were given by Dr. Gladys Mutangadura (SIDS), Mr. Peter Kenilorea (Landlocked States), Mr. Patrick Hayford (Human Security), and Mr. John Solecki (Refugees). Briefings in the main involved question and answer sessions with extensive discussion of the limitations of United Nations action and challenges faced in decision-making and implementation.

Report by Dr. Dave Benjamin

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