United Nations http://wamc.org en "Capital of the World" by Charlene Mires http://wamc.org/post/capital-world-charlene-mires <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>From 1944 to 1946, as the world pivoted from the Second World War to an unsteady peace, Americans in more than two hundred cities and towns mobilized to chase an implausible dream. The newly-created United Nations needed a meeting place, a central place for global diplomacy—a Capital of the World.</p><p>But what would it look like, and where would it be? Author Charlene Mires share the history with us.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69581 at http://wamc.org "Capital of the World" by Charlene Mires Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-gibson-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>South Sudan is the latest global hot spot.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should support African and UN efforts there.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 81285 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson Top US Court Rejects Onondaga Claim Against NY http://wamc.org/post/top-us-court-rejects-onondaga-claim-against-ny <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Onondaga Indian Nation&#39;s petition to review the dismissal of its long-running lawsuit claiming a massive swath of land running down the middle of New York state.</p><p>The Nation had argued the 4,000 square miles in 11 counties was illegally taken by the state through a series of bogus treaties. The lawsuit also named the city of Syracuse and a number of local companies as defendants.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:01:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75654 at http://wamc.org Top US Court Rejects Onondaga Claim Against NY "Hammarskjöld: A Life" By Roger Lipsey http://wamc.org/post/hammarskj-ld-life-roger-lipsey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After his mysterious death, Dag Hammarskjöld was described by John F. Kennedy as the "greatest statesman of our century." The second secretary-general of the United Nations, he is the only person to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.</p><p>Through extensive research in little explored archives and personal correspondence, Roger Lipsey has written a massive biography of Dag Hammarskjöld. <a href="http://www.dag-hammarskjold.com/hammarskjold-a-life/"><em>Hammarskjöld: A Life</em></a> provides vivid new insights into Hammarskjöld’s life.</p><p>Roger Lipsey is an author, art historian, editor, and translator and has written on a wide range of topics and intellectual figures.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72864 at http://wamc.org "Hammarskjöld: A Life" By Roger Lipsey President Of The United Nations General Assembly Visits Berkshire High School http://wamc.org/post/president-united-nations-general-assembly-visits-berkshire-high-school <p></p><p>The president of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremić visited a school Southern Berkshire County yesterday to speak and answer questions from students.</p><p></p><p>Jeremić arrived at Mt. Everett Regional School in Sheffield via helicopter on Tuesday afternoon. After a luncheon and a meeting with a handful of students at the school’s model United Nations club, he addressed a larger group of high schoolers in the auditorium.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:39:58 +0000 Lucas Willard 66871 at http://wamc.org President Of The United Nations General Assembly Visits Berkshire High School Herbert London: The Israeli War With Gaza http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-israeli-war-gaza <p></p><p>It is astonishing to see Ban-ki-Moon and Hillary Clinton, among others clamoring for a truce between Israel and Hams-led terrorists.&nbsp; One wonders where these diplomats were when more than a thousand missiles rained over Israel without retaliation.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:37:00 +0000 Herbert London 52867 at http://wamc.org