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Dr. Aubrey Webson (right), the current United Nations ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, participated in a live Zoom webinar Wednesday night facilitated by Cameron Clarke (left).

U.N. Ambassador Aubrey Webson brings diplomatic experience to Pitt students

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer October 16, 2020
Aubrey Webson, the current United Nations ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, answered questions from Pitt students in a live Zoom webinar Wednesday night.
Jackie Smith (far right), a sociology professor at Pitt, is one of several researchers that collect data related to human rights in Pittsburgh.

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News February 11, 2020
The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.
Provost Ann Cudd at a forum at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Cudd speaks at U.N.’s “Spotlight on Pittsburgh”

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2019
Ann Cudd, Pitt's Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, spoke about University initiatives at U.N.'s "Spotlight on Pittsburgh" in New York Monday.
Trump administration: a worldwide embarrassment

Trump administration: a worldwide embarrassment

By Josh Gaylord, For The Pitt News October 19, 2018
Trump claims he’s “accomplished more than almost any administration” — but his “accomplishments” have hardly been good. The president has pushed archaic policies and eroded political alliances.
Corporations need to step up to limit climate change

Corporations need to step up to limit climate change

By Sandy Fairclough, Staff Columnist October 16, 2018
The scientific panelists at the U.N. have proved that if we want to avoid detrimental changes to our planet’s climate, someone needs do something to address the major impact human activity is having on the planet, fast. This responsibility lands on the large corporations who have most contributed to this environmental damage.
Susan Rice (Left), Former National Security Advisor and US Ambassador to the United Nations, participated in a moderated discussion in WPU Assembly Room on Thursday evening(Photo by Li Yi | Staff Photographer)

Susan Rice discusses U.N., Iran Deal

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer October 6, 2017

The crowd burst out laughing when Susan Rice pointed out that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at another Pitt Program Council event held last year. “That guy pissed— ruined a lot of my...

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