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Historical Timeline

Over our 20 year history, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations has made extraordinary strides and fostered the success of future leaders. Please join us in celebrating our School's remarkable accomplishments and support us in making future years even better.

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December 19, 2018

The Politics of Economic Surveillance

Martin Edwards presenting a slideslow.

Dr. Martin Edwards publishes book on surveillance procedures of the IMF and the WTO.

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November 8, 2018

Participatory Budgeting in Mexico

Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank presents at the First International Forum on Participatory Budgeting in Toluca, Mexico.

Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank presents at the First International Forum on Participatory Budgeting in Toluca, Mexico.

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November 3, 2018

Peacekeeping in Mali

Sr. Associate Dean Courtney Smith participates in UN Foundation Peacekeeping Learning Delegation to Mali.

Sr. Associate Dean Courtney Smith participates in UN Foundation Peacekeeping Learning Delegation to Mali.

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November 3, 2018

Outstanding Model UN

Model UN students posing with their awards at the Cornell Collegiate MUN Conference.

SHUNA wins awards for Outstanding Large Delegation, Best Delegate, and Honorable Mentions at Cornell Collegiate MUN Conference.

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October 18, 2018

Cyber Security and The New York Times

The School cohosts NYT correspondent, David E. Sanger for a Distinguished Author event with IPI.

The School cohosts NYT correspondent, David E. Sanger for a Distinguished Author event with IPI.

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October 4, 2018

U.S. Department of State at SHU

U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Tiffany McGriff

U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Tiffany McGriff, speaks to students about careers in the State Department.

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October 2018

New Roles

Dr. Martin Edwards named Fellow for USC Center on Public Diplomacy and Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly.

Dr. Martin Edwards named Fellow for USC Center on Public Diplomacy and Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly.

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September 25, 2018

Putting "America First"

Sharkey Scholar and Fellow, Hugh Dugan, discusses Trump's UN General Assembly address with CGTV.

Sharkey Scholar and Fellow, Hugh Dugan, discusses Trump's UN General Assembly address with CGTV.

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September 20, 2018

Modern Slavery in Our Lives

A woman speaking at a podium with a slideshow behind her at the Modern Slavery Symposium.

Seton Hall hosts second symposium on modern-day slavery.

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September 2018

Recognized by NATO

Dr. Sara Bjerg Moller in front of the NATO Defense College sign.

NATO Defense College names international security expert, Dr. Sara Bjerg Moller, an Eisenhower Defense Fellow.

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Fall 2018

Giving Professionals a Global Focus

Female diplomacy students working on a laptop in the library.

Two new academic programs launch: an online Executive M.S. and a certificate in Global Studies for K-12 educators.

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Fall 2018

Research Methods Scholar Joins School

Dr. Joseph Huddleston, expert in research design and separatist movements.

Dr. Joseph Huddleston, expert in research design and separatist movements, joins the faculty.

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July 16, 2018

Launch of Summer Institute

First cohort of high school students welcomed for week-long Summer Institute on international law and human rights.

First cohort of high school students welcomed for week-long Summer Institute on international law and human rights.

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Summer 2018

Alumni Named Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright scholar Aiden Miller in Moscow, standing in front of the Cathedral of the Vasily Blessed or better known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

Aidan Miller, B.S. '18 and Kylie Lan Tumiatti, B.S. '18, awarded Fulbright scholarships to teach English in Russia and Malaysia.

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May 29, 2018

Journal of Diplomacy Goes Digital

Three members of the Editorial team holding up the last hard copy of the Journal of Diplomacy.

Journal of Diplomacy prints its last print copy and moves to a digital format.

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May 25, 2018

A Role for Students in Genocide Prevention

M.A. candidate, Emanuel Hernandez in the Ugandan Airpot.

M.A. candidate, Emanuel Hernandez, represents the School and leads panel at GAAMAC steering committee meeting in Uganda.

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May 2, 2018

President of Caritas Takes SHU Relationship to New Heights

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The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding expands our partnership from the U.S. to CARITAS’ worldwide operations and will strengthen collaboration in future research and advocacy.

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April 26, 2018

US-China Relations

Photo of Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman, Senior V.P. of Albright Stonebridge Group, offers insights on U.S.-China relations in light of 2018 trade issues between the two countries.

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April 20, 2018

Making Development Sustainable

Photo of Spencer Hinton, Christian Ramos Miranda at UN Sustainable Development Challenge Finalists Day

Spencer Hinton, Christian Ramos Miranda and more present their proposals to help implement the UN Global Goals at Sustainable Development Challenge Finalists Day.

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April 11, 2018

A Meeting with the CIA

Photo of Mohamad Mirghahari meeting with CIA

Mohamad Mirghahari ’02, M.A. ’04, leads a research team of students to present their findings and policy suggestions on the U.S. presence in Afghanistan to the U.S. Department of State and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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April 6, 2018

Crisis Management Workshop

Ambassador Therese Adam, development diplomacy expert and de Mello chair.

Ambassador Therese Adam, development diplomacy expert and de Mello chair, hosts Certificate in Crisis Management Workshop.

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April 5, 2018

All Conflict is Local

Students and alumni at the All Conflict is Local Conference

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts “All Conflict is Local” conference where students and alumni with personal experience in conflict zones share their stories and reflections.

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March 2-11, 2018

Field Immersion: China and Cyprus

Alumni in China

Alumni joined current students and faculty in exploring China’s rise and conflict in Cyprus through diplomatic international study seminars.

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March 2, 2018

Diplomacy in Action

Mallory Finch walks along the Great Wall of China and visits the Forbidden City during Diplomacy study seminar.

#Diploforlife Mallory Finch walks along the Great Wall of China and visits the Forbidden City during Diplomacy study seminar.

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Spring 2018

Major Success for Model UN Team

Model UN Team poses with their awards after winning 8 individual awards, 2 verbal commendations and Best Large Delegation at Penn State Model UN conference.

SHUNA wins 8 individual awards, 2 verbal commendations and Best Large Delegation at Penn State Model UN conference.

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February 27, 2018

Friends or Foes?

Photo of Ambassador Thomas Pickering

Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to the UN, discussed the complexities of the U.S.- UN relationship.

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February 15, 2018

Ambassador Nancy Powell Visits Seton Hall

Photo of Ambassador Nancy Powell visiting Seton Hall

Nancy Powell, a career diplomat for 37 years who served under seven presidents, shared an insider’s view of the U.S. Foreign Service.

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January 21, 2018

A Community Conversation: Modern Slavery – Global to Local

Anti-Slavery, Modern Slavery - Global to Local levels.

Distinguished guests and field experts shared a short survey of modern slavery on the global, national, state and local levels.

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December 1, 2017

World Leaders Forum Welcomes PGA

President of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák.

The School of Diplomacy welcomed President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, for an address and discussion on a new UN.

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November 29, 2017

Leadership of Women in Transitional States

Kosovo Ambassador Teuta Sahatqija.

Kosovo ambassador Teuta Sahatqija reflects on her experiences and Kosovo as a case study for women’s leadership.

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October 27, 2017

The Power of One Voice

As a part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the School hosts its 2nd Prayer for Peace concert, honoring holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman and the power of one voice against violence.

As a part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the School hosts its 2nd Prayer for Peace concert, honoring holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman and the power of one voice against violence.

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October 10, 2017

The Importance of Historical Memory

Headshot of Professor Zheng Wang

Dr. Zheng Wang publishes book on how historical memory influences political action.

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September 28, 2017

Alumnus Returns as Fellow

 Mohamad Mirghahari, B.A. '02, M.A. '04, former Chief of Staff for the TSA, is selected as the first Abd el Kader Fellow to lead collaboration with faith-based organizations and government agencies examining terrorist acts carried out in the name of Islam.

Mohamad Mirghahari, B.A. '02, M.A. '04, former Chief of Staff for the TSA, is selected as the first Abd el Kader Fellow to lead collaboration with faith-based organizations and government agencies examining terrorist acts carried out in the name of Islam.

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September 19, 2017

Trump Addresses the International Community

 Students, staff, and faculty watch and discuss the implications of President Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly and share their analysis for NJTV.

Students, staff, and faculty watch and discuss the implications of President Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly and share their analysis for NJTV.

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September 13, 2017

Reflections on SDG Implementation

 UN insiders Claudia LaRue, of the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN, and Dessima Williams, Special Adviser to the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation, visit the School to share the ways in which the UN is m

UN insiders Claudia LaRue, of the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN, and Dessima Williams, Special Adviser to the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation, visit the School to share the ways in which the UN is making progress on the SDGs.

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June 14, 2017

Hall on the Hill Launches Diplomacy’s 20th Anniversary

Congressmen, alumni, students, faculty and staff gather on Capitol Hill to celebrate their ties to Seton Hall and launch the School of Diplomacy’s 20th Anniversary.

Congressmen, alumni, students, faculty and staff gather on Capitol Hill to celebrate their ties to Seton Hall and launch the School of Diplomacy’s 20th Anniversary.

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June 9, 2017

Diverse Backgrounds, Professional Training

The School of Diplomacy joins Public Policy and International Affairs Program [PPIA], committing to continue the promotion of diversity and leadership in public service.

The School of Diplomacy joins Public Policy and International Affairs Program [PPIA], committing to continue the promotion of diversity and leadership in public service.

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May 8, 2017

Stabilization Through Dialogue in South China Sea

Dr. Zheng Wang, Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies is awarded $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to facilitate dialogue between Chinese and American officials on the South China Sea conflict.

Dr. Zheng Wang, Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies is awarded $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to facilitate dialogue between Chinese and American officials on the South China Sea conflict.

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April 21, 2017

Crafting Hope and Taking Action

SDG Challenge finalists share innovative strategies to promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Two high school students and two young professionals earned cash awards and tuition scholarships to help them put their ideas into action.

SDG Challenge finalists share innovative strategies to promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Two high school students and two young professionals earned cash awards and tuition scholarships to help them put their ideas into action.

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April 18, 2017

Fulbright Scholar Sets Sight on Argentina

Christopher Mazzacane ’17, selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach English in Argentina 2018-2019.

Christopher Mazzacane ’17, selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach English in Argentina 2018-2019.

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March 31, 2017

Historical Distinction with High Impact

Department Chair Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank’s research on municipal and social neoliberalism cited as, “

Department Chair Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank’s research on municipal and social neoliberalism cited as, "one of the most perceptive analyses of democratic innovation in Latin American cities," by International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

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March 4-11, 2017

Opening Cuba

In light of decreased restrictions, Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank and Communications professor Anthony DePalma traveled to Cuba with a group of 22 students to explore the Communist nation.

Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank and Communications professor Anthony DePalma lead a study seminar to Cuba to dialogue with scholars, journalists, and citizens of this recently opened Communist country.

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March 3-11, 2017

A Return to Memory and Conflict

Students explore Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian, and Guernica to explore how different actors and institutions move beyond a contentious past during the second study seminar to the Basque region of Spain.

Students explore Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian, and Guernica to explore how different actors and institutions move beyond a contentious past during the second study seminar to the Basque region of Spain.

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November 29, 2016

Entrepreneurship in Government: Lessons from TSA's Transformation

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger delivered a major address to the Seton Hall community on the challenging responsibility of the agency to ensure security of American transportation systems.

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger delivered a major address to the Seton Hall community on the challenging responsibility of the agency to ensure security of American transportation systems.

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October 20, 2016

Making the SDGs A Reality: Round 2

United Nations building lit up.

The Schools expands the UN Sustainable Development Challenge to include a new competition for college seniors and recent bachelor degree graduates.

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September 29, 2016

Student Researchers Support Book Publication for UNA-USA

In the continued alliance between the School and UNA-USA, the School welcomes James Wurst to celebrate the publication of UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action, the result of the book project hosted by the School of Diplomacy.

The School welcomes James Wurst to celebrate the publication of UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action, the product of a book project hosted by the School of Diplomacy.

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September 2016

Announcing New Programs

The School launches two new programs: a 3+3 combined B.S./J.D. program in partnership with Seton Hall Law and an Executive M.S. in International Affairs to meet the increased interest in international relations.

The School launches two new programs: a 3+3 combined B.S./J.D. program in partnership with Seton Hall Law and an Executive M.S. in International Affairs to meet the increased interest in international relations.

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August 15, 2016

Selecting the Next UN Secretary-General

In light of the changing leadership of the United Nations, the School hosted a panel discussion with the New York Bar to discuss the challenges and potential of the Secretary-General selection process.

President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft joins distinguished panelists Lucia Mouat and Edward Luck for a panel discussion co-hosted with the New York City Bar Association on the process, politics, and potential of the selection of the next UN Secretary-General.

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June 30, 2016

Exploring the Power of Unarmed Forces

The Unarmed Strategic Forces Research Team hosts its first conference, inviting undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academics and members of the Canadian Armed Forces to present research and knowledge.

Co-directed by School of Diplomacy Dean, Andrea Bartoli, and Senior Fellow for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Steven Moore, the Unarmed Strategic Forces Research Team is launched to explore situations in which the use of unarmed forces has led to successful missions and to determine what threats these forces face.

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June 13, 2016

Campus of UN Excellence

The School’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA receives the 2016 Campus Chapter Excellence Award for its commitment to service, education, and leadership inspired by the goals of the UN.

The School’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA receives the 2016 Campus Chapter Excellence Award for its commitment to service, education, and leadership inspired by the goals of the UN.

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June 10, 2016

Recognizing Alumni Advocacy

The School bestowed the 2016 Many Are One Alumni Service Award upon Christopher Edward Kisco, M.A./M.B.A. '06 for his efforts to be a voice for the alumni community.

Seton Hall presents the 2016 Many Are One Alumni Service Award to Christopher Edward Kisco, M.A./M.B.A. '06 for his efforts to be a voice for the alumni community.

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April 22, 2016

Imagining What Is Possible

Second Place Winner for UN Sustainable Development Goals

High school students propose solutions to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals to win tuition scholarships and cash prizes to kick start their proposals.

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April 11, 2016

Laureate Poetry on Display

U.S. Poet Laureate award winner, Juan Felipe Herrera

In a cross-campus collaboration of university entities, Seton Hall hosted special presentation and book signing by the first Latin American winner of the U.S. Poet Laureate award, Juan Felipe Herrera.

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April 4-5, 2016

All Conflict is Local

 The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts first “All Conflict is Local: Personal Experience, Reflection, and Conflict Resolution” conference, showcasing student and community research alongside stories of personal experience.

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts first “All Conflict is Local: Personal Experience, Reflection, and Conflict Resolution” conference, showcasing student and community research alongside stories of personal experience.

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March 11, 2016

WDLP Takes D.C.

The Women of Diplomacy Leadership Program explore Washington D.C. and meet with governmental leaders.

The Women of Diplomacy Leadership Program explores Washington, D.C. and meets with female government leaders.

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March 7, 2016

Health on an International Scale

In coordination with the School of Health and Medical Sciences, The School announces a new 15-credit certificate program in Global Health Management designed to support students in becoming leaders in the ever-changing international healthcare field.

In coordination with the School of Health and Medical Sciences, The School announces a new 15-credit certificate program in Global Health Management designed to support students in becoming leaders in the ever-changing international healthcare field.

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January 29, 2016

Celebrating Cooperative Leadership

Cooperative Leadership in Open Space- Faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, and Board of Overseers members attended an Open Space Forum.

Faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, and Board of Overseers members come together in an Open Space Forum to answer the question: “Building on the enduring strengths of the School’s nearly twenty-year history, how should we envision and focus on engaging excellence over the next twenty years?”

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January 20, 2016

Post-Conflict Experts Join Campus Community

Pictures of, Mr. Robert Serry and Dr. Philipp H. Fluri.

The School appoints Mr. Robert Serry, former United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in Jerusalem, and Dr. Philipp H. Fluri, Deputy Director of The Geneva DCAF Centre for Security, Development and the Rule of Law, as the next de Mello Chairs in the Practice of Post-Conflict Diplomacy.

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January 13, 2016

A Conversation with Samantha Power: American Leadership in a Changing World

Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power led a Town Hall on foreign policy themes raised by the commander in chief.

Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power led a Town Hall on foreign policy themes raised by the 'Commander-In-Chief.'

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January 2-10, 2016

Memory and Conflict: Dealing with the Past Constructively

Dr. Borislava Manojlovic led a group of students to explore the historical past, present, and future of the Basque Country, Spain in the inaugural year of this study tour.

Dr. Borislava Manojlovic leads a study seminar to the Basque Country, Spain to explore the historical past, present, and future of the region.

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October 17, 2015

A Prayer for Peace

Over 100 SHU students, alumni, faculty and staff performed at “Prayer for Peace” concert held at Carnegie Hall; a program featuring composers representing the three Abrahamic faiths to present a universal prayer for peace.

Over 100 SHU students, alumni, faculty and staff perform at the School’s first “Prayer for Peace” concert in Carnegie Hall, bringing to life scores representing the three Abrahamic faiths to present a universal prayer for peace.

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September 23, 2015

First Latin American World Leader’s Forum

To honor the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the School, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo and the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR), former President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernande.

To honor the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the School, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR), former President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez Reyna speaks to Seton Hall about U.S.-Latin America relations.

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August 8th, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Question: A Senator’s Response

The School served as the host for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to deliver a pivotal foreign policy address on the Iran nuclear agreement.

The School served as the host for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to deliver a pivotal foreign policy address on the Iran nuclear agreement.

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June 12, 2015

Dedication Leads to University Recognition

Dan Keenaghanx, Diplomacy

Seton Hall presents Dan Keenaghan, M.A./M.S. '07 with the 2015 Many Are One Alumni Service Award for his outstanding contribution to public service and his dedication to the University.

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April 30, 2015

World Leaders Forum Hosts U.S. National Security Advisor

Ambassador Rice described how the U.S. is responding to global crises in several regions, particularly in Africa.

U.S. National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, visits Seton Hall to honor her mentor - a fellow Pirate- and describe how the U.S. is responding to global crises in several regions, particularly Africa.

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April 24, 2015

A Credential for UN Studies

The School of Diplomacy launches a Graduate Certificate in United Nations Studies to provide a better understanding of how the policy community both utilizes and proposes to reform the UN.

The School of Diplomacy launches a Graduate Certificate in United Nations Studies to provide a better understanding of how the policy community both utilizes and proposes to reform the UN.

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Jan 1, 2015

UN Remembrance Attracts Scholars

United Nations Remembrance Attracts Scholars

The School partners with the UN Department of Political Affairs to create a Chair in the Practice of Post-Conflict Diplomacy position in the name of Sérgio Vieira de Mello. Dr. Youssef Mahmoud, former Special Representative for the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad is named the inaugural Chair.

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Nov 20, 2014

World Leaders Forum Hosts Liberian Peace Activist

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Laureate.

Liberian peace activist, social worker and women's rights advocate, Leymah Gbowee, shares her story of uniting women across religious divides in a nonviolent movement for peace that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia's civil war and earned her the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Fall 2014

Rising Stars

The Women of Diplomacy Leadership Program is established to empower developing female leaders and connect them with established women in the field.

The Women of Diplomacy Leadership Program is established to empower developing female leaders and connect them with established women in the field.

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June 13, 2014

Captain Dalessio Recognized for Service

The School of Diplomacy recognized Captain Gregory T. Dalessio ‘00/M.A. ’04 as the Many Are One Service Award recipient (awarded posthumously) for his commitment to the improvement of Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall recognizes Captain Gregory T. Dalessio ‘00/M.A. ’04 with the 2014 Many Are One Alumni Service Award (awarded posthumously) for his commitment to the improvement of Seton Hall University.

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April 23, 2014

Building Back Better

People walking in front of a war torn building.

The School launches a Graduate Certificate in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability.

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Spring 2014

Students Expand UNA Connection

UN focused students established the Seton Hall chapter of the United Nations Association.

Students interested in advancing the goals of the UN establish the Seton Hall chapter of the United Nations Association, UNA-SHU.

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Jan 1, 2014

Research, Critique and Advocacy for the UN

The Center for Emerging Powers and Transnational Trends was founded with Dr. Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor at the School, named as the inaugural Director.

School launches three new centers: Center for Emerging Powers and Transnational Trends, led by Dr. Ann Marie Murphy; Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, led by Dr. Zheng Wang; and the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies, led by Dr. Martin Edwards.

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October 24, 2013

Diplomacy Hosts Anniversary Gala Aboard the Intrepid

Diplomacy Hosts Anniversary Gala Aboard the Intrepid

Aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum the School of Diplomacy hosted its 2013 Gala with a dual purpose: to recognize and honor William F. McSweeny's lifelong commitment to servant leadership, and to celebrate the School of Diplomacy's 15th Anniversary!

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July 1, 2013

International Conflict Resolution Expert Welcomed as Dean

Dean Andrea Bartoli

Andrea Bartoli, an international conflict resolution expert who has served in key academic and diplomatic positions for more than two decades, begins his term as the new dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

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April 24, 2013

U.S. Government Perspective and Policy on Human Trafficking

Hands poking out through a fence.

As the final program in the University's "Just Talk Series" on human trafficking, the School was pleased to host "U.S. Policy on Human Trafficking" with State Department officer, Abraham Lee.

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April 2, 2013

African Resistance to Colonialism

Ambassador Thomas Melady

Interim dean Ambassador Thomas Melady and Diplomacy Board of Overseers member Dr. Margaret Melady donated papers to the School and the Walsh Library Archive at Seton Hall University. The Meladys discussed the contents of their unique donation, which includes their personal correspondence with African leaders who ignited independence in Black Africa during the 1960s. They shared their experience of Africa, where Ambassador Melady was assigned as a U.S. Foreign Service officer.

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March 1, 2013

African Immersion

The School of Diplomacy kicks off its second AU Study Seminar based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The School of Diplomacy kicks off its second AU Study Seminar based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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February 20, 2013

Journal of Diplomacy Hosts Cuban Ambassador

Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, the Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations.

The Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations hosts "Looking Over the Fence: A Discussion on U.S.-Cuba Relations" featuring Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, the newly-appointed Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations. Learn more about the Journal by visiting journalofdiplomacy.org.

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January 31, 2013

International Diplomat & Academic Scholar Joins Community

The Honorable Thomas P Melady

The Diplomacy School welcomes the Honorable Thomas P. Melady, former U.S. ambassador and president of Sacred Heart University as Interim Dean.

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January 14, 2013

Center of Excellence

The School of Diplomacy's Graduate Program is designated as a

The School of Diplomacy's Graduate Program is designated as a "Center of Excellence" by Seton Hall University.

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December 1, 2012

Diplomacy Community Honors Fallen Alumnus

Seton Hall alumni and students take 3 medals at the 5th Annual Captain Greg Dalessio 5K honoring an alumnus service member and supporting Diplomacy scholarships.

Seton Hall alumni and students take 3 medals at the 5th Annual Captain Greg Dalessio 5K honoring an alumnus service member and supporting Diplomacy scholarships.

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October 24, 2012

Building Relationships with the Philippines

His Excellency Jose Cuisia, Ambassador of the Philippines to the U.S.

Signing Ceremony of the School of Diplomacy's Memorandum of Understanding with the government of the Philippines, followed by a lecture from His Excellency Jose Cuisia, Ambassador of the Philippines to the U.S., "The Philippines: Charting the Course to Growth and Security."

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August 2012

Happy Anniversary

Logo for the 15th Anniversary of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

The School of Diplomacy kicks off the 15th Anniversary of the School!

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August 2012

Program Expansion

The School launches a semester in Washington, D.C., program, granting students the opportunity to secure prestigious full-time internship opportunities while maintaining full-time student status.

The School launches a semester in Washington, D.C., program, granting students the opportunity to secure prestigious full-time internship opportunities while maintaining full-time student status.

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May 2012

Ambassador Training Program

The School hosts its first Ambassador Training Program for seven newly appointed ambassadors of the Republic of Kosovo.

The School hosts its first Ambassador Training Program for seven newly appointed ambassadors of the Republic of Kosovo.

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December 1, 2011

Gala Recognizes Department of Homeland Security Pioneers

The Global Leadership Gala honors Susan K. Neely, President and CEO of the American Beverage Association and former founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Global Leadership Gala honors Susan K. Neely, President and CEO of the American Beverage Association and former founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Fall 2011

Pickering Fellows Choose SHU

The School hosted two Pickering Fellows, Samara Simmons and Stephanie Parenti, for their graduate studies.

The School hosts two Pickering Fellows, Samara Simmons and Stephanie Parenti, to prepare them academically and professionally for careers with the U.S. Department of State.

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November 22, 2010

In the Words of Ban Ki-moon

"We are natural partners: Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and the United Nations. (Your students and graduates) fill our negotiating rooms and the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. They staff our field operations and bring uncommon intellect and professionalism to their work." -Ban Ki-moon

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November 22, 2010

A Visit From UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

As the World Leaders Forum featured guest, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cites the School of Diplomacy as a natural partner and offers his gratitude to the School for filling the halls of the UN with its talented alumni.

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March 2010

An African Immersion:

An African Immersion: Examining Peace, Governance, History and Culture in Ethiopia. Dr. Assefaw Bariagaber led a group of students and alumni on the first African Union Study Seminar.

Dr. Assefaw Bariagaber leads a group of students and alumni on the School’s first African Union Study Seminar, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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December 3, 2009

Gala Honors Frank C. Carlucci

The Global Leadership Gala at the New York Public Library presents the Global Citizen of the Year Award to the Honorable Frank C. Carlucci.

The Global Leadership Gala at the New York Public Library presents the Global Citizen of the Year Award to the Honorable Frank C. Carlucci.

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April 22, 2009

New Partners

Signing Ceremony of the Protocol of Cooperation between the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Instituto Diplimatico of Portugal is celebrated with remarks by the President of the Instituto Diplomatico of Portugal, His Excellency Carlos Neves Ferreira and His Excellency Joao de Vallera.

Signing Ceremony of the Protocol of Cooperation between the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Instituto Diplimatico of Portugal is celebrated with remarks by the President of the Instituto Diplomatico of Portugal, His Excellency Carlos Neves Ferreira and His Excellency Joao de Vallera.

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February 3, 2009

In the Words of Tony Blair

"These global values that are necessary for that shared purpose, what are they? Well, of course they are freedom, and of course they are democracy. However, there is another value that we must stand for if we are to be successful, and that is the value of justice…It’s not simply a sense of wanting to assume responsibility or desiring power, it is also a sense of commitment to others. It is a belief in the power of community. It is a belief that there is something more important than simply ourselves. It is a belief that we owe obligations to others, not merely ourselves." -Tony Blair

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February 3, 2009

Tony Blair Addresses Seton Hall

Tony Blair, former Prime-Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland speaking with students.

The School brings to the World Leaders Forum Tony Blair, former Prime-Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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November 19, 2008

PBS in the House

David Brancaccio, Host and Senior Editor at PBS NOW, speaking at the podium.

The School hosts "Adventures in Global Economic Disaster", a lecture by David Brancaccio, Host and Senior Editor at PBS NOW.

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September 24, 2008

Health Diplomacy and USAID

Opportunities of Health Diplomacy lecture features Dr. Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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February 7, 2008

Militarily Speaking

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Department of Military Science, Army ROTC present a lecture by Brigadier General Stanley F. Cherrie.

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Department of Military Science, Army ROTC present a lecture by Brigadier General Stanley F. Cherrie.

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December 6, 2007

Diplomacy School Lights Up the Winter Garden

Held at the Winter Garden in lower Manhattan, this Global Leadership Gala honors Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dow Chemical Company.

Held at the Winter Garden in lower Manhattan, this Global Leadership Gala honors Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dow Chemical Company.

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Fall 2007

Global Health Governance

Center for Global Health Studies launches open access, peer reviewed, online journal on Global Health Governance.

Center for Global Health Studies launches open access, peer reviewed, online journal on Global Health Governance.

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Spring, 2007

Diplomacy in Print

The brainchild of Diplomacy students, the School’s foreign affairs newspaper, The Diplomatic Envoy¸ takes its first issue to print.

The Diplomatic Envoy¸ the School's foreign affairs newspaper and brainchild of Diplomacy students, prints its first issue.

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January 1, 2007

Career Diplomat Named Dean

Ambassador John K. Menzies, former President of Graceland University, Ambassador to Bosnia and Chief of Mission in Kosovo, joins the School as its Dean.

Ambassador John K. Menzies, former President of Graceland University, Ambassador to Bosnia and Chief of Mission in Kosovo, joins the School as its Dean.

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Spring 2006

Strides in Scholarship

Ambassador Richard S. Williamson was named as the inaugural Thomas J. and Ruth Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholar of United Nations Studies.

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December 1, 2005

In the Words of Lech Walesa

"There is such a large opportunity for peace and prosperity, provided that we notice that the institutional framework we have is inappropriate for a new era." -Lech Walesa

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December 1, 2005

World Leaders Forum Features Lech Walesa

This year’s World Leaders Forum features Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland.

This year’s World Leaders Forum features Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland.

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October 20, 2005

Linked to the UN Community

Flags outside of the United Nations building.

During UN Week, the School hosts "The UN at 60: Reform and Renewal," an address by Mark Malloch Brown, Chef de Cabinet of the UN Secretary-General.

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July 1, 2005

Divine Inspiration

The School of Diplomacy welcomes University Vice President, Reverend Paul A. Holmes, S.T.D. as Interim Dean.

The School of Diplomacy welcomes University Vice President, Reverend Paul A. Holmes, S.T.D. as Interim Dean.

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April 19, 2005

In the Words of Mikhail Gorbachev

"Today we can say that perestroika gave democracy to our country – cultural and ideological pluralism, freedom of religion, economic growth…I am convinced that the choice in favor of freedom was the right choice." -Mikhail Gorbachev

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April 19, 2005

Gorbachev Comes to SHU

The School’s World Leaders Forum hosts Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of the Soviet Union.

The School’s World Leaders Forum hosts Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of the Soviet Union.

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December 2, 2004

Demonstrating Global Leadership

This year’s Global Leadership Gala honors J. Michael Pearson of McKinsey and Company.

This year’s Global Leadership Gala honors J. Michael Pearson of McKinsey and Company.

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September 29, 2004

In the Words of Shimon Peres

"The art of diplomacy is people able to live together in spite of their differences." -Shimon Peres

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September 29, 2004

Former Prime Minister of Israel Speaks of Peace in the Middle East

This World Leaders Forum features His Excellency Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for his lifetime achievements toward peace in the Middle East.

This World Leaders Forum features His Excellency Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for his lifetime achievements toward peace in the Middle East.

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Spring 2004

Study Seminar in the European Union

Study Seminar in the European Union

Students learn about EU governance and Europe's trans-Atlantic relations through briefings by EU institutions and partners including NATO, European Parliament, European Court of Justice, US Mission to the EU, and the European Union Court of Human Rights.

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March 18, 2004

In the Words of John Hume

"The reality is that making peace is very hard work. There are no easy solutions in the search for conflict resolution. It is a long and difficult path, but we all know it must be walked." -John Hume

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March 18, 2004

Key Player in Northern Ireland Peace Process Addresses SHU

The World Leaders Forum hosts the Honorable John Hume, member of the Northern Ireland Parliament and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for his extraordinary achievements in the Northern Ireland peace process.

The World Leaders Forum hosts the Honorable John Hume, member of the Northern Ireland Parliament and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for his extraordinary achievements in the Northern Ireland peace process.

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October 14, 2003

In the Words of Prince Turki al-Faisal

"For us, alas, we will always carry the bane of the fifteen [9/11 Saudi hijackers]. It is a memory that is not only painful, but will always remain as a stigma that we bear." -Prince Turki al-Faisal.”

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October 14, 2003

A Visit From the Prince

The School hosts a Dialogue Among Civilizations lecture with Prince Turki Al-Faisal, a member of the House of Saud.

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December 17, 2002

In the Words of John C. Whitehead

"The School…can play an important role in training future leaders, and is a most important ally in the cause of world peace and freedom." -John C. Whitehead

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December 17, 2002

Recognizing a Committed Public Servant

Dr. Henry Kissinger and Senator Hillary Clinton join the School for its Global Leadership Gala celebrating John C. Whitehead's contributions to international relations and public service.

Dr. Henry Kissinger and Senator Hillary Clinton join the School for its Global Leadership Gala celebrating John C. Whitehead's contributions to international relations and public service.

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October 16, 2002

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Reflects on Global Economy

Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist and Pulitzer Prize Winner on CNN.

The School brings Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist and Pulitzer Prize Winner, to speak on the global economy and foreign policy since 9/11 as part of the Philip and Mary Shannon Speaker Series.

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December 15, 2001

Recognizing Global Leadership

The Global Leadership Gala honors David R. Ebsworth, Worldwide Head of Pharmaceutical Division Bayer AG.

The Global Leadership Gala honors David R. Ebsworth, Worldwide Head of Pharmaceutical Division Bayer AG.

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November 9, 2001

Diplomacy Community Prepares Research for the World's Leaders

Crossing the Divide book cover.

Faculty and students prepared research for an international Group of Eminent Persons composed of former heads of state, Nobel laureates, and renowned scholars. The Group authored the book, Crossing the Divide: Dialogue Among Civilizations, published by the School and presented to the UN on November 9, 2001.

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November 9, 2001

In the Words of Mohammad Khatami

"Leaders, scholars and thinkers in our world today play a key role in nurturing the common human yearning for truth, understanding and compassion, and in freeing us all from historically conditioned prejudice…Morality and meaning can be experienced in a society where human dignity is preserved and human rights are respected…democracy can be experienced from the vantage point of religion and morality, and enjoyed by all." -Mohammad Khatami

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November 9, 2001

President of Iran and Archbishop Take Center Stage

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, with Archbishop of Washington, offers cross-cultural reflections at this World Leaders Forum lecture.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, with Archbishop of Washington, offers cross-cultural reflections at this World Leaders Forum lecture.

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June 25, 2001

Inside the UN

Dr. Courtney Smith runs the School’s first UN Intensive Summer Study Program, taking students to United Nations headquarters for a week of briefings from UN officials.

Dr. Courtney Smith runs the School’s first UN Intensive Summer Study Program, taking students to United Nations headquarters for a week of briefings from UN officials.

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February 5, 2001

In the Words of Kofi Annan

"The United Nations itself was created in the belief that dialogue can triumph over discord, that diversity is a universal virtue, and that the peoples of the world are far more united by their common fate than they are divided by their separate identities…Diversity is both the basis for the dialogue among civilizations, and also the reality that makes dialogue necessary." -Kofi Annan

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February 5, 2001

Mother Nature Can't Stop Kofi Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives on Seton Hall’s South Orange campus amidst a snowstorm to address the SHU community and friends at a World Leaders Forum event.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives on Seton Hall’s South Orange campus amidst a snowstorm to address the SHU community and friends at a World Leaders Forum event.

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January 1, 2001

School Serves as Coordinating Secretariat for UN's Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations

School Serves as Coordinating Secretariat for UN's Year of Dialogue Among Civilations

The Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations was established to redefine diversity and to increase tolerance and understanding among the world’s peoples and cultures. To do this, governments, the United Nations system and other relevant international and non-governmental organizations were invited by the United Nations General Assembly to plan and implement cultural, educational and social programs to promote the concept of the dialogue among civilizations.

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December 2, 2000

A Global Leadership Tradition

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The Global Leadership Gala honors Fred Hassan, CEO of Pharmacia Pharmaceutical Corporation as its next Global Citizen.

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September 5, 2000

School Welcomes Vatican Secretary of State

The School presents His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, with an honorary degree during his address on campus.

The School presents His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, with an honorary degree during his address on campus.

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May 2000

Diplomacy Alumni Association Welcomes First Members

A video camera capturing the graduation of Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy's first class of graduating students.

Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy celebrates its first class of graduating students.

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November 20, 1999

Inaugural Global Leadership Gala

The School’s Inaugural Gala is held honoring Raymond M. Pocino, International Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager of the Laborers' International Union of North America.

The School’s Inaugural Gala is held honoring Raymond M. Pocino, International Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.

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October 19, 1999

School Hosts Royalty

The School’s Women’s Caucus brings her Royal Highness Crown Princess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg to campus.

The School’s Women’s Caucus brings her Royal Highness Crown Princess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg to campus.

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September 24, 1999

Cyprus' President Visits SHU

The School of Diplomacy hosts its first World Leader, Glafcos Clerides, President of the Republic of Cyprus.

The School of Diplomacy hosts its first World Leader, Glafcos Clerides, President of the Republic of Cyprus.

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Spring 1999

Inaugural Faculty Find Home at SHU

The School of Diplomacy’s first full-time faculty members, Dr. Assefaw Bariagaber, Dr. Margarita Balmaceda, Dr. Philip Moremen, and Dr. Courtney Smith are recruited for the 1999-2000 academic year.

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Spring 1999

Former Ambassador Named Dean

Ambassador Clay Constantinou, former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and Seton Hall School of Law alumnus, is named Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

Ambassador Clay Constantinou, former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and Seton Hall School of Law alumnus, is named Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

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August 1998

Welcome

McQuaid Hall, the location of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations welcomes its initial fall class of students.

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Winter 1998

Paving the Way

Terence Blackburn, J.D. serves as the first leader and founding Dean of Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy.

Terence Blackburn, J.D. serves as the first leader and founding Dean of Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy.

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Fall 1997

A School is Born

Seton Hall University creates a School of Diplomacy and International Relations in collaboration with the United Nations Association of the USA.

Seton Hall University creates a School of Diplomacy and International Relations in collaboration with the United Nations Association of the USA.

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