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Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

Jackie Smith (far right), a sociology professor at Pitt, is one of several researchers that collect data related to human rights in Pittsburgh.

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.

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

Provost Ann Cudd at a forum at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

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 discusses U.N., Iran Deal

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)

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 days,” Rice said. Rice — a former United Nations ambassador and national security advisor to the ...

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