• About Herman T. Salton

    Herman T. Salton is an associate professor of international relations at the Asian University for Women, a liberal arts college in Chittagong, Bangladesh, that is supported by a foundation based in Cambridge, Mass. The university promotes gender equality and draws students from Asia and the Middle East.

    Salton, who is Italian-born, was educated at the Universities of Trento in Italy; Auckland in New Zealand; in Wales; and at Oxford. He was an officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Center in Reykjavik; and briefly worked for the under secretary-general of the UN Department of Political Affairs. Salton's latest book, "Dangerous Diplomacy," reassesses the role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda. It was published by Oxford University Press in August 2017.

    Who Says the UN Is Boring? Intrigue Always Abounds in Its Inner Core

    by  • March 20, 2018 • Secretary-General, US-UN Relations, WORLDVIEWS • 

    Bureaucracies do not have a great reputation, and the United Nations bureaucracy is no exception. They are seen as inefficient, cumbersome and rigid, adjectives that are also routinely associated with the UN Secretariat. At best considered a “necessary evil,” bureaucracies tend to attract scorn rather than analysis. The UN Secretariat, however, is different. Although...

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    These Female Students in Bangladesh Want the Power Seat at the UN

    by  • October 1, 2017 • Asia, Education, Nikki Haley Watch • 1 Comment

    If you want to understand how Donald Trump’s America is being perceived by women in the global South, my students are a good place to start. I teach international relations at an all-female liberal arts college in Chittagong, Bangladesh, which follows a Western curriculum and is attended by 700 enthusiastic young women from 16...

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