October 31, 2014

Protests and Nationalism in China

The following was written by Bryan Townsend, an American student at the University of Cambridge who is now studying at Peking (Beijing) University in China: The recent upsurge in the number and intensity of anti-Japanese protests within China has breathed new life into the decades-old issue of tense Sino-Japanese relations. Tens of thousands of Chinese demonstrated in front of the Japanese embassy and consulates, some hurling rocks and all expressing rage, primarily at two issues: the prospect of Japan receiving a permanent seat on the United Nations … [Read more...]

Discussion at U looks at U.N. policy: The Americans for Informed Democracy University chapter sponsored the event

by Naomi Scott Minnesota Daily April 20, 2005 The University got a chance to weigh in on the future of the United Nations on Tuesday at Moos Tower in a town hall meeting about recent reforms proposed for the international organization. Approximately 100 people listened to Thomas Pickering, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Charlie Brown, a former deputy executive director of Amnesty International, express their hopes and concerns for the United Nations. Brown said the United Nations has earned a bad reputation in the United … [Read more...]

Spinning the United Nations forward

by Sharon Schmickle Minneapolis Star Tribune April 19, 2005 A counterpoint to Sen. Norm Coleman's criticisms of the United Nations' leader will sound today at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, where two prominent U.N. supporters will lead town hall meetings on the future of the world body. Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering said Monday that the Minnesota Republican's call for Secretary-General Kofi Annan's resignation is unwarranted. A final report is pending from an investigation into corruption in the U.N.'s oil-for-food … [Read more...]

Bolton Faces the Firing Squad: A confirmation hearing without confirmation?

by TORY HOEN AND SAM COCHRAN College Hill Independent April 17, 2005 JUST AS REPUBLICAN members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepared to approve the nomination of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador on a party-line vote, Ohio Senator George Voinovich dropped the bomb. Following nearly two weeks of confirmation hearings, Voinovich announced Tuesday, April 19 that he did not feel comfortable voting for Bolton, foiling the plans of his Republican brethren. Voinovich's sudden change of heart coupled with the urgings of Republican Senator Chuck … [Read more...]

Bowdoin Shows Generosity

by Matt Martin Bowdoin Orient April 15, 2005 To the Editor: Tremendous generosity—that's the only way we can describe it. With spring upon us, it would have been easy for Bowdoin to have been apathetic. The end of the semester is near and the Sudan seems so very far away. Yet your response was nothing short of extraordinary. Students, faculty, and staff came together last Thursday to sign a petition, to lend a few dollars and say "We care." We'd like to thank those of you who stood up to genocide and refused to look the other way. Your generosity … [Read more...]

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...]