Storella Leads Summer Course Visit to U.S. Mission in Geneva

On June 14, 2022, Ambassador Mark Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, led a group of Boston University students for a visit to the United States Mission in Geneva.

The trip was organized as part of a BU Geneva summer course – IR 421/621 – that Storella is teaching on global governance, economic development, and human rights. The class is comprised of 16 graduate and undergraduate students, 15 from BU and one from Providence College. This is just one of a variety of different organizations in Geneva the class will be visiting.

Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling, Conference on Disarmament Charge d’Affaires Auden McKernan, and Public Affairs Officer Sarah Banerjee briefed the class on the challenges and rewards of U.S. multilateral diplomacy, including some recent wins, such as the ejection of Russia from the Human Right Council following its invasion of Ukraine.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva advances U.S. policy on the front lines of multilateral diplomacy at over 100 international organizations in Geneva. U.S. Mission personnel engage daily on issues as diverse as refugee crises, global health, international law, economic development, trade, the environment, arms control, and human rights. For more information, visit the U.S. Mission’s website.