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Jacques Fomerand

Jacques Fomerand

Adjunct Associate Professor

At the United Nations Dr. Jacques Fomerand followed economic and social questions in the Office of the Under-Secretary General of the former Department for International Economic and Social Affairs (DIESA). He was Chief of the Inter-Organizational Co-operation Section of DIESA when he joined the United Nations University in 1992.From 1992 to June 2003 when he retired from United Nations service, he was Director of the United Nations University Office in North America. In this capacity, he endeavored to strengthen the University's links with the Member States of the United Nations, the United Nations and its system of organizations and the international North American scholarly community.

He participated actively in the creation of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and played a leading role in the creation of its journal, Global Governance, which is co-sponsored by the United Nations University and Lynne Rienner Publishers. Dr. Fomerand studied law and graduated in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Aix en Provence. He completed his graduate studies at the City University of New York where he earned a Ph.D degree in political science with a specialization in comparative government and international organization. 

Prior to his joining the United Nations in 1977, Dr. Fomerand taught at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, Brooklyn College, City College and Queens College of the City University of New York and the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fomerand has widely published on matters related to multilateralism and the United Nations, human rights and North-South issues. A new edition of his 2007 Dictionary of the United Nations will be published in the Fall by Rowman and Littelfield. His earlier book, A Dictionary of Human Rights was published by Scarecrow in 2014.

Past Courses

The United States and the United Nations: A Saga of Mixed Messages

This course seeks to identify the systemic, ideological, and political factors accounting for the Trump administration’s stance toward the UN.