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UN General Assembly Opens Sept. 15; GW Experts Available to Comment

September 03, 2015
The 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly begins on Sept. 15. The George Washington University has experts available to comment as the session debates key international issues. 
To schedule an interview with any of the below experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or [email protected]. Topical and regional experts are also available. 
GW’s Flash Studio can accommodate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, is an expert on global governance, humanitarianism and the Middle East. He can speak to the contributions made by the U.N. General Assembly and its context in the greater international system. 
Esther Brimmer, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs, is an expert on the United Nations and on U.S. foreign policy. She can discuss international organizations, international politics and human rights. Dr. Brimmer was formerly assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs.
Martha Finnemore, University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, is an expert on international organizations and ethics in international affairs. She can discuss global governance and international organizations. 
James Foster, professor of economics and international affairs, is an expert on development and poverty. Dr. Foster’s multidimensional poverty index is under consideration to measure the U.N.’s sustainable development goals. He can also discuss welfare economics and inequality. 
Marcus King, John O. Rankin Associate Professor of International Affairs, is an expert on climate change and national security. He can discuss how climate change affects state stability, and how water scarcity affects security. 
Susan Sell, professor of political science and international affairs, is an expert on international relations theory, international political economy and North-South relations. She can discuss the nature of the international system and the international political economy. 
Paul D. Williams, associate professor of international affairs, is an expert on international peacekeeping. He can speak about international peace operations and the international relations of Africa.