Former Ambassador, U.S. Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform; Former CFR Senior Fellow.
Formerly United States Mission to the United Nations
For interviews on Trump addressing the UN.
President Trump will deliver his first address to the UN on Tuesday and we SPOTLIGHT Isobel Coleman. Isobel is the former US Ambassador to UN for Management, Reform & Special Political Affairs. Prior to joining the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Coleman was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, where she directed CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy program. Extensive media experience.
With Hurricane Maria strengthening and posing a threat to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, we FEATURE Julie Pullen. Julie is an Associate Professor in Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a joint appointment with Brookhaven National Laboratory and is an adjunct research scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Her work improves the understanding of chemical/biological/radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contaminant transport pathways for emergency response. She has researched coastal and river flood prediction. Media includes: Scientific American, Wired, CBS-New York, NBC-New York.
As the conflict with North Korea continues, we FEATURE Jean H. Lee. Jean is a Seoul-based Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., an analyst for CNN television and a contributing writer to Esquire magazine and the New York Times. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital. Media includes: AP, CNN, BBC, NPR, PRI, PBS, Al Jazeera, New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Esquire Magazine, New Republic.
Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies, Associate Professor of Political Science
City University of New York
For interviews on St. Louis protests.
Peaceful protests turned violent in St. Louis this weekend and led to 80 arrests. Demonstrators were protesting the acquittal of a white St. Louis police officer following the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man. To discuss, we FEATURE Celina Su. Celina is Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. Her research concerns civil society and social policy, and her work focuses on how everyday citizens engage in and shape policy-making and community development—via deliberative democracy, community organizations, and protest and social movements. Media includes: PBS, The Nation, Die Tagezeitung, The Progressive.
It was recently discovered that Facebook's algorithm allowed advertisers to target anti-semitic groups and we FEATURE Amy Webb. Amy is CEO of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy agency that focuses on near-term emerging technology trends. She and her team help Webbmedia Group’s clients prepare for future business disruption using research, ideation and a vast knowledge of digital media. Webbmedia Group works with Fortune 50, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as large nonprofits, universities and government agencies. Media includes: Good Morning America, The View, 20/20, NPR, CNN.
Rohingya Muslims are facing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and nearly half a million have fled to find refuge in surrounding countries. To discuss this ongoing crisis, we FEATURE Jacqueline Murekatete. Jacqueline is an internationally recognized genocide survivor and human rights activist. Jacqueline has delivered hundreds of genocide-prevention and human rights presentations at schools, NGO events and faith-based communities across the U.S and in Germany, Israel, Ireland, Bosnia, and Belgium. Media includes: The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, PBS, NBC, ABC, NPR.
Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th and will end on October 15th and to commemorate we FEATURE Maria Teresa Kumar. Maria is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by directly registering over a quarter million new voters and influencing millions more through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns. Media includes: CNBC, NBC Affiliate, XM Satellite Radio, El Mensajero, Univision.
Areas of Expertise: Activism and advocacy, Arts and Culture, Asia, Domestic violence, Education, Fashion, Feminism, Film, Gender-based violence, Intersectionality, Media and Entertainment, Violence against women, Women, Women in STEM, Women's empowerment, Women's issues