Contributors: ARUNA 2012/2013

Alexander K. A. Greenawalt is Associate Professor of Law at the Pace University School of Law, where he teaches courses in International Law, International Criminal Law, and United States Foreign Relations Law. Professor Greenawalt has also taught at the Columbia University School of Law and has published widely in the field of international law, with a particular focus on international criminal law. Professor Greenawalt joined the Pace faculty from the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He previously served as a law clerk for The Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Professor Greenawalt has also worked for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and for the Legal Advisor’s Office of the United States Department of State. Professor Greenawalt is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Articles Editor of The Columbia Law Review. He has received an M.A. in History from Yale University and an A.B. in Religion from Princeton University.

Khalil Hamdani is associated with the Graduate Institute of Development Studies of the Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan, and an adviser to several multilateral organizations. He is a Board Member of the CUTS International Research Centre in Geneva. He served 29 years with the UN Secretariat, retiring in 2007 as Director of the Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development. Within the Secretariat, he has served with DESA, UNCTC and UNCTAD. He has also been consultant, staff or adviser to UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNITAR, UNIDO and the OECD. He has prepared many UN reports. Prior to joining the United Nations in 1978, he was a senior researcher at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and he also taught at the University of Islamabad. He received his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1968 and his Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University in 1975. He can be reached at

Tapio Kanninen is Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Project on Sustainable Global Governance at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was Chief of the Policy Planning Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs (1998-2005) and Head of the Secretariat of Kofi Annan’s five Summits with Regional Organizations. He has worked on several UN reforms: as secretary and research focal point of the high-level drafting group of Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s An Agenda for Peace and convener of the interdepartmental task force to implement its recommendations; secretary of General Assembly Working Groups on An Agenda for Peace; of Strengthening of the UN; and of Security Council reform. Earlier in Finland he worked at its Statistical Agency and Academy of Science and was in charge of the preparations for the country’s first social indicator publication Living Conditions in Finland 1950-1975. He has an M.A. in economics from the University of Helsinki and a Ph.D. in political science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His Ph.D. dissertation was based on his work in Javier Pérez de Cuéllar’s Office on the UN financial crisis and reform and published as Leadership and Reform (1995). He is also the author of Crisis of Global Sustainability (2012).

John Mathiason is Visiting Lecturer at the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs at Cornell University. From 1999 to 2012 he was Professor of International Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. From 1966 to 1997 he was a career staff member of the UN Secretariat, completing his career as Deputy Director of the Division for the Advancement of Women. Since then, in addition to teaching management of the international public sector, he has provided advice and training to many organizations of the UN system in results-based management In his research, he has examined the role of the international public sector in addressing issues of weapons of mass destruction, internet governance and the management of climate change. He is the author of Invisible Governance: International Secretariats in Global Politics (2007) and Internet Governance: the New Frontier of Global institutions (2008). He has a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts institute of Technology.

Joachim Müller is Director for Management and Finance at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna. He was previously with the UN system for 30 years as Director for Resource Management at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Controller at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, at the UN Secretariat, New York, and at the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna. He also has been a UN election observer in Namibia and Angola. Mr Müller has written extensively on UN reform and management, including The Challenge of Working Together (2010), The Struggle for Legitimacy and Effectiveness (2006), The Quiet Revolution (200 I) and New Initiatives and Past Efforts (1997). He has a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Economics and Management Studies from Oxford University, Nuffield College.

Karl P. Sauvant is Resident Senior Fellow at of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC), a joint center of Columbia Law School and The Earth Institute at Columbia University), Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. Before that, he was the Founding Executive Director of the VCC and Director of UNCTAD’s Investment Division. He is the author of, or responsible for, a substantial number of publications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and an Honorary Fellow of the European International Business Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.

Tim Wall is policy advisor to the UN Global Compact, in which position he drafted their report to the UN Secretary-General on the post-2015 development agenda and served as Spokesperson for the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, the private sector track to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Prior to that, he edited the 2012 edition of the UN Millennium Development Goals Report. As UN Information Officer, he acted as spokesperson or media coordinator for seminal UN conferences on Financing for Development (Monterrey, 2002), the Least Developed Countries (Istanbul, 2011), and the first-ever General Assembly special session on migration (2006), and was a deputy spokesperson for the UN Millennium Summit (2000). He edited UN Development Update from 1994 to 2000 and as author and editor of outreach material produced 60 Ways the UN Makes a Difference, one of the all-time most popular UN publications. Before that, Mr Wall was Director of Public Information for a number of non-profit organizations. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Political Science from Antioch College and studied public diplomacy at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.