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Emma Dwight

Emma Dwight is a staff writer for the Harvard International Review.

The next secretary-general will be faced with the task of heading a huge and very diverse organization, and will need the support of both the Security Council and the General Assembly to lead effectively. By Patrick Gruban. CC BY-SA 2.0, accessed via Flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, World in Review

Doing “the Most Difficult Job in the World”: The UN Secretary-General in the Past, Present and Future

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but will also be a time of transition for the organization....
Destroyed housing, Port Vila (1)
36(4) Summer 2015, Environment, Global Notebook, Health, Oceania, Pacific

Adopt a Disaster: Shock, Empathy, and International Responses to Natural Disasters

On March 13, 2015, Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 storm, battered the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, considered by the United Nations to...
Pope Francis and other Vatican diplomats have been in secret talks for years with US and Cuban leaders, mediating a deal between the two. 
Photo by Pete Souza, public domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(3) Spring 2015, Central America, North America, Politics, World in Review

Dissecting a Miracle: Pope Francis the Peacemaker

After more than five decades of hostility, embargo, and diplomatic frigidity, December 17, 2014 brought news of the seemingly impossible—the beginnings of a thaw...