Professor Hugh Dugan, Sharkey Visiting Scholar on UN Studies and Fellow at the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, is frequently quoted by journalists on key issues of national and global diplomacy. He was featured throughout the media recently discussing the "high stakes" game between the United States and China on trade and tariff policies, NAFTA, immigration reform and pending Congressional legislation, as well as the recent Singapore Summit. Coverage included multiple interviews on China Global Television Network (CGTN), Fox News National Television and Radio Networks, WWOR-My9, WNYW-Fox5, and WTXF-Fox 29.
Serving in the US Diplomatic Corps from 1983 to 2015, Dugan was a former senior advisor to 11 US Permanent Representatives to the United Nations and was the US Delegate to the UN. Prior to his UN posting he dealt firsthand with the immigration issue while with the America Embassy in Mexico City working on immigration and economic matters.
Dugan told Fox News's Eric Shawn on America's News HQ, "Whichever (immigration) bill comes forward, it's just another measure to try to repair a very, very complicated immigration policy this country has. This history of our immigration legislation makes the tax code read like a haiku poem. The immigration legislation is just a patchwork of special interest fixes, stop gap measures that have built upon each other over time. Outright total immigration reform would be like trying to make a cashmere blanket out of a patchwork quilt."
Discussing with Anand Naidoo on CGTN's The Heat the historic nature of the Singapore Summit in terms of gathering human intelligence denied to America for so long and what's next in terms of nuclear disarmament, Dugan said, "It was a remarkable event. Speaking from the diplomatic perspective, it took us far from a cold war toward a cold warmth and we're seeing the opportunity open up not just for a one off but for a series of activities going forward."
Recent Media include:
- Fox News Radio: Fox News Rundown on President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un and what's next for negotiations.
- Fox News America's News HQ on the Immigration Deal Expected This Week
- CGTN The World Today on US Secretary of State Pompeo's comments following the Trump-Kim Summit
- CGTN The Heat on Singapore Summit Part I
- CGTN The Heat on Singapore Summit Part II
- WWOR-My9 Chasing News on Singapore Summit
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