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Bainbridge on the Economics Nobel and Oliver Williamson

My dear friend (for almost 40 years!), Steve Bainbridge, has written much in the area of economics. And he is one of the world’s leading experts on law and economics as it relates to public corporations. Today he offers his take on the announcement this morning of the recipients of Nobel Prize in Economics. He notes:
The 2009 Sveriges Riksbank Prize …

Video and text: Dr. Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN, on the US approach to the UN

Dr. Rice delivered these remarks at Howard University on October 8, 2000 at the Clarence Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Annual Lecture.  Here is the text as delivered:
Good afternoon every one. Thank you very much for that kind introduction. It’s great to be here with Howard students, faculty, and alumni. I see family members, dear, dear friends who are in effect family …

Professor Marilyn McMorrow on Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

My friend and colleague, Professor Marilyn McMorrow, has written extensively on the Nobel Peace Prize and in 2000 received a Nobel Institute Fellowship. I asked her if she’d be willing to write a post on the selection of Barack Obama for the Prize. To my great pleasure, she agreed. Her post follows.
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When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced …

Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize: A call to greatness

Like many I was quite surprised to learn that President Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. As has been widely reported, two previous sitting presidents of the United States have received the Prize. First, Theodore Roosevelt won in 1906 for his work in negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth that settled the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. …

Security Council extends mandate of International Security Force in Afganistan

The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1890:
“The Security Council,
“Reaffirming its previous resolutions on Afghanistan, in particular its resolutions 1386 (2001), 1510 (2003), 1833 (2008) and 1868 (2009),
“Reaffirming also its resolutions 1267 (1999), 1368 (2001), 1373 (2001) and 1822 (2008), and reiterating its support for international efforts to root out terrorism in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
“Recalling …

Video: The impact of armed conflict on women- Special briefing by Ambassadors Verveer and Rapp

Here is the text from the State Department website:
MR. CROWLEY: A hale and hearty bunch that we have here on a Friday morning. Good morning, and welcome to the Department of State. Several of you were with the Secretary of State during her trip to Africa and the important visit that she made to Goma on that trip, and then …

Video and Text: Obama at the UN Security Council session on non-proliferation- “we must demonstrate that international law is not an empty promise, and that treaties will be enforced.”

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                         September 24, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SUMMIT
ON NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
United Nations Headquarters
New York, New York
9:36 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT:  The 6191st meeting of the Security Council is called to order.  The provisional agenda for this meeting is before the Council in document S/Agenda/6191, which reads, …

Video and Text: Obama’s Address to the United Nations General Assembly- “A New Era of Engagement”

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The text of the address provides on the White House website is below:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
______________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                         September 23, 2009

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations Headquarters
New York, New York
10:10 A.M. EDT
THE …


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.