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Former UN Ambassador Moore to serve as Dickey Center Fellow

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 02/26/07
Genevieve Haas • (603) 646-3661

Specialist in nation-building to work with students, faculty
Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore '54

Former United Nations Ambassador Jonathan Moore, Dartmouth Class of 1954, will be a visiting Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding during the remainder of the Winter term and throughout the Spring term of 2007. Moore is the second scholar to participate in the Visiting Fellows program, which brings scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and practitioners to campus for two or three terms to work with students and faculty. As a Fellow, Moore is specializing in post-conflict reconstruction and nation-building.

While at Dartmouth, Moore will be available to meet and work with students and faculty on courses, programs, projects and events related to his experience and interest in humanitarian intervention, post-conflict reconstruction and nation-building, the relationship between security and development, the United Nations, and U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics. He will be undertaking his own research and writing on the subject of "Morality and Foreign Policy."

Moore said he was drawn to the fellowship because he "personally knew President Dickey's conviction that international challenges should be a priority in Dartmouth's undergraduate education and this is a chance for me to get re-acquainted at close hand to that end."

From 1989-92 Moore was Ambassador to the United Nations and Representative to its Economic and Social Council, and from 1986-89 U.S. Coordinator and Ambassador at large for Refugees and as Director of the Refugee Programs Bureau, U.S. Department of State. Currently, he is an associate at the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was Director of the Institute of Politics and Lecturer in Public Policy from 1974-86. He also serves on the Dickey Center Board of Visitors and is former Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth.

During 1969-73, he served in Washington as Deputy Secretary of State, Counselor to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and Associate Attorney General in the Justice Department. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Information Agency in India and Africa, in the U.S. Senate, and on state and national electoral campaigns.

He continues efforts pursued over the past fifteen years for the United Nations and other international organizations in relief and development programs in poor and conflicted countries such as Cambodia, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Somalia, Haiti, Rwanda, Kosovo, Croatia, and Sri Lanka.

Among other publications, Moore is the editor of Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention, (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), and author of : "Independent Study of U.N. Coordination Mechanisms in Crisis and Post-Conflict Situations" (U.N. Development Programme/ERD, October 2000); "Peace-building in an Inseparable World" (N.E. Journal of Public Policy, Winter 2004-05); "The U.N. and Complex Emergencies: Rehabilitation in Third World Transitions" (UNRISD, Geneva, 1996); and "Morality and Interdependence" (Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, 1994).

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