October 20, 2014

Panelists clash over U.N. nominee

by Shawn Ban Brown Daily Herald 4/14/05 After the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concluded its third day of hearings on the appointment of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, about 200 scholars, students and members of the public filled Smith-Buonanno 106 to capacity Wednesday night to debate the nomination locally. President George W. Bush announced his nomination of Bolton to the post March 7. Bolton's nomination has aroused particular interest at Brown and in the state because Sen. Lincoln Chafee '75, R-R.I., is seen … [Read more...]

Woman Persists In Task Born On 9/11

by William Weir Hartford Courant April 12, 2005 NEW HAVEN -- In the days after 9/11, Mary Fetchet was one of many family members who descended on Washington, D.C., demanding answers from government officials. Fetchet, who lost her son Brad, 24, in the attack on the World Trade Center, is still haunting the nation's capital - but said she's one of only a few still doing so. "There is a sense of complacency in the American public - the American public feels that they're safer today," she said. "They probably are, but I'm concerned about the … [Read more...]

Improved foreign relations urged

by Angela Carter New Haven Register April 12, 2005 NEW HAVEN — Now that the 9/11 Commission has made 41 recommendations and President Bush has signed national security reforms into law, terrorism prevention advocates are pushing the U.S. to improve international relationships. U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., said Monday another important step in implementing reform would be to "wrestle away" the budget for intelligence operations from the Department of Defense. Advertisement The U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings today for John D. … [Read more...]

Lieberman discusses 9/11 reforms

by Marcus Leonard Yale Daily News April 12, 2005 CAPTION: Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 addresses a large audience in the Law School to urge the adoption of a foreign policy that follows American values in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. (DAN FRIED/ CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER) Sen. Joseph Lieberman '64 LAW '67 told a Law School audience Monday that optimism is a persistent force for change in the international and domestic political landscapes. Following a panel discussion entitled, "The 9-11 Commission: Putting the Reforms Into Action," … [Read more...]

Leaders advocate lessons of 9-11

by LINDA CONNER LAMBECK Connecticut Post April 12, 2005 Along with free pizza, an audience of 250 Yale undergraduates and law students got homework Monday during a panel discussion about intelligence reform with lawmakers from Connecticut. "Read the 9-11 report," urged U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, speaking in a Yale University Law School auditorium where he once sat as a student. The Connecticut Democrat joined U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4, and other key players with a role in implementing national intelligence reform and anti-terrorism … [Read more...]

U.N. Reform: Can The U.N. Become Relevant To International Security?

by Bernard Perlstein News Informant April 11, 2005 In the Sudanese province of Darfur, since early 2004, government-supported Arabist militiamen have terrorized black Africans. In addition to killing and raping civilians, the attacks have displaced over a million people. Tens of thousands have already died. Yet ten years after the U.N. and the West said “never again,” following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the U.N. Security Council has done nothing to stop the atrocities. Against the backdrop of the Sudan atrocities, the controversy over the Iraq … [Read more...]

NELC professors delve into Iranian cultural mentality

by Eliot Marcus The Maroon (University of Chicago) April 8, 2005 Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Professor Heshmat Moayyad and Negin Nabavi of Princeton University participated in a panel on Iranian history and contemporary culture. This past Thursday, the Student Committee on the Middle East hosted a panel on Iran’s history and the country’s potential for liberal reform, entitled “Foundations of Reform in Iran: Culture, Religion, Society, and the Ideal of Freedom.” Professor Heshmat Moayyad of the University’s Near Eastern Languages and … [Read more...]

ASU Hosts Public Forum On U.S. Role In Sudan

by Staff Writer The Mountain Times April 7, 2005 The brutal violence and killing currently taking place in Sudan has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Secretary of State Colin Powell has called it genocide and the United Nations has described it as one of the worst humanitarian crisis of today. In response, an initiative is being taken by the Americans for an Informed Democracy (AID). Nationwide, the group is hosting more than one hundred town halls on the U.S. role in Sudan, as well as other issues in the future of U.S.-Africa relations … [Read more...]

Students discuss nuclear containment

by Erin Oliver Volante (University of South Dakota) April 6, 2005 Nine USD students gathered in the Continuing Education building March 30 to participate in a video conference regarding the nuclear containment of North Korea. Members of USD's branch of Americans for Informed Democracy, along with members of the Political Science League and others, spoke with students from Australia, South Korea and the United States during the discussion. The video conference, moderated by an AID official from World Bank in Washington D.C., lasted about two … [Read more...]

Emory students hold global chat

by Shelia M. Poole, Mark Bixler Atlanta Journal and Constitution April 6, 2005 Several Emory University students linked by video last week for two sessions with people from other U.S. colleges as well as the Netherlands, Cote d'Ivoire and Ukraine. They shared ideas about effective development strategies in the Third World and the U.S. role in democracy movements in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and other countries in Central Asia. The video conference was arranged by Americans for Informed Democracy, a group that promotes global understanding among Americans … [Read more...]