Seton Hall University

School of Diplomacy to Welcome Sharkey Scholars  

Ambassador Jack Chow

Ambassador Jack Chow

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations recently announced two new appointments to the Tom and Ruth Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program. Ambassador Jack C. Chow, who served as the first ambassador-rank diplomat appointed to a global health mission, returns to campus this spring after previously serving as Sharkey Scholar in 2012 and in 2013. Dr. Edward C. Luck, who served until 2012 as a special advisor on peace, security and human rights, to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will spend his first semester at Seton Hall as a visiting scholar.

Ambassador Chow is a global health consultant in Washington, D.C. and a senior advisor to the Rand Corporation. He previously served as an Assistant-Secretary General and Special Envoy to the Director-General at the World Health Organization where he led global efforts to confront HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. He served as Special Representative of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell for Global HIV/AIDS and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Science.

Ambassador Chow will teach a new undergraduate-level course on Global Health Diplomacy. The course examines contemporary issues in global health and their impact on international diplomacy. The course will use a strategic leadership approach in analyzing cases in global health diplomacy, giving students the opportunity to conceptualize a policy player’s missions, interests, goals, and plans.

Dr. Edward Luck

Dr. Edward Luck

Dr. Edward Luck teaches at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, and was dean of the school from 2012-2013. As United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Luck was responsible for the conceptual, political and institutional development of the Responsibility to Protect, an emerging framework aimed at preventing mass atrocities. Dr. Luck was the Senior Vice President for Research and Programs at the International Peace Institute and was on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

This spring, Dr. Luck will teach UN Security Council Issues, a graduate course that provides an in-depth study of the bureaucratic and political factors that shape policy and process of this key UN institution. “Each fall, Dr. Luck runs a workshop for the countries newly elected to the UN Security Council to prepare their diplomats,” explains Benjamin Goldfrank, faculty chair at the School of Diplomacy. “This experience and the insight he brings, make Dr. Luck the ideal professor to be teaching this course.”

As they have done in the past, this year’s Sharkey Scholars are expected to host workshops for the University community during their time here. Catharin Dalpino, who served as a visiting Sharkey Scholar last spring, ran a series of policy memo writing workshops for current students. To see a complete list of distinguished visiting scholars, please visit the School of Diplomacy web site.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Gwen Debenedetto
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