Contributors: ARUNA 2014/2015

Jacques Fomerand had a lengthy career with the UN, and when he retired in 2003 he was director of the North American UN University Office. Since then he has taught in the UN Program at Occidental College, Los Angeles where he is assistant director. He also teaches at New York University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York. He is widely published on matters related to international relations, international organization, human rights and global human security issues.

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

John Mathiason is 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 was the editor of the Journal of International Organizations Studies until 2014. 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 has been a UN election observer in Namibia and Angola and written extensively on UN reform and management, including The Challenge of Working Together (2010), The Struggle for Legitimacy and Effectiveness (2006), The Quiet Revolution (2001) 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.