Tuesday, July 16, 2013

World Heritage University-Level Training Programs

Here are some of the programs that I have found in no special order. If you know of others, please leave information in the comments.


United States

World Heritage in Practice: Paris- - University of Florida Design, Construction and Planning http://j.mp/JeopYv

Center for World Heritage Studies University of Minnesota


World Heritage Studies, University of Tsukuba


University College Dublin offers a Masters degree in World Heritage Management http://j.mp/10sxJTT

Trinity College Dublin, Cultural Heritage program


Ironbridge Institute,  Masters in World Heritage Studies

The University of Cambridge has an MPhil and PhD program in cultural heritage, based at the Department of Archaeology

The University of Cambridge also has a research program on Cultural Heritage After Conflict

The University of Birmingham offers an MA program in World Heritage Studies

MA International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University


Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Master in World Heritage Studies


Masters in Cultural Heritage for Development at the Turin School of Development http://j.mp/13AHIdL

University of Bologna, Italy, Master’s degree Course in science for the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage (SCoRe)


Master in Cultural Heritage Management at the French University in Egypt. in partnership with the IREST Unesco Chair in Cultural Tourism and Development at the University of Paris. http://j.mp/19JnalB

Heritage Management Course managed between the University of Kent in the UK and the Athens University of Economics and Business.

The Future Generations Graduate School offers a Master's Degree in Applied Community Change with concentrations in Conservation and Peacebuilding.

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas and its Geospatial Modeling and Visualization?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Crystal Nix-Hines nominated as U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO

Crystal Nix-Hines, has been nominated to be the permanent representative of the United States to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. The post, which must be confirmed by the Senate, carries to rank of ambassador.

I quote from Wikipedia:
Crystal Nix-Hines is Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Los Angeles.  Previously, she served as Of Counsel at Fairbank & Vincent from 2006 to 2007, Special Counsel in the Litigation Department of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP from 1997 to 2000, and Assistant to the General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1992 to 1993.  From 1993 to 1997, she held several positions at the State Department, including Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Member of the Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser.  From 1991 to 1992, she clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Thurgood Marshall and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  She also clerked for Justice William A. Norris on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 1990 to 1991.  During her career, Ms. Nix-Hines has also been a writer and producer on several network television shows such as Commander-in-Chief, Alias, and The Practice.  She began her career as a reporter for New York Times. 
Her law practice currently focuses on several areas, including  Entertainment and Media Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Structured Finance and Derivatives Litigation and Transnational Litigation.

According to Variety:
Nix-Hines was a bundler for President Obama in the most recent election cycle, raising between $200,000 and $500,000. She was a classmate of Michelle Obama’s at Princeton and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990, a year before Barack Obama.
This appears to be an exceptional appointment. Nix-Hines' career path indicates that she is exceptionally talented, energetic and innovative. She has appropriate, high-level experience in the State Department. Her legal work in structured finance should be invaluable in dealing with UNESCO's budget issues. Her television background givers her professional standing with respect to UNESCO's culture program. Her legal work in intellectual property law gives her professional standing with regard to UNESCO's copyright conventions and their implementation. As a former New York Times reporter she brings special understanding to UNESCO's defense of reporters and press freedom. And last, but not least, she has personal standing that means her voice can be heard in the halls of the State Department and the White House.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

US Permanent Delegation to UNESCO

UNESCO lists the permanent delegation of the United States to the Organization as follows:

Permanent Delegation of the United States of America to UNESCO
U.S. Mission to UNESCO
American Embassy
12, avenue Raphaƫl
75016 PARIS
Telephone :
Fax :
E-mail :ParisUNESCO@state.gov
Web site :http://unesco.usmission.gov/
The Permanent Delegation requests that all correspondence be addressed to :
U.S. Mission to UNESCO
Miollis House - Room 4.45
75015 PARIS
H. E. Mr David Killion
Permanent Delegate
Mrs Kristin Eager Killion
Telephone :01 43 12 74 16
E-mail :ParisUNESCO@state.gov
Ms Kathleen A. Kavalec
Deputy Permanent Delegate, 
Telephone :01 43 12 74 85
E-mail :k.kavalec.us@unesco-delegations.org
M. Scott Turner
First Secretary (Political Affairs)
Telephone :01 43 12 74 82
E-mail :s.turner.us@unesco-delegations.org
Mrs Megan Larson-Kone
First Secretary (Communications/Culture)
Telephone :01 43 12 74 46
E-mail :m.larson-kone.us@unesco-delegations.org
Mr James Ryan Grizzle
Second Secretary (Education)
Telephone :01 43 12 74 81
E-mail :r.grizzle.us@unesco-delegations.org
Mrs Janel Heird
Second Secretary, Science Officer
Telephone :01 43 12 74 99
E-mail :j.heird.us@unesco-delegations.org
Mrs Daniela Morich
Program Specialist
Telephone :01 43 12 74 53
E-mail :d.morich.us@unesco-delegations.org