The Future of Diplomacy Project, the newest research initiative to be launched by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), has announced its resident and nonresident research fellows for fall 2010.“Our research fellows bring a blend of practical and academic expertise in diplomacy to the Harvard community, which is instrumental to the critical examination of international conflict resolution mechanisms today,” said R. Nicholas Burns, The Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations at HKS and director of the project.“Their research work and the seminars they will conduct with students and faculty at HKS will support our work on how diplomacy, negotiation, and statecraft can contribute to resolving some of today’s most intractable international problems.”Resident and nonresident fellows contribute to the work of the project through writing, research, and their participation in seminars that are open to students and members of the Harvard community.The resident fellows are Said Tayeb Jawad and Yvonne Yew; nonresident fellows are Marc Grossman, Kenneth I. Juster, and David L. Phillips.For complete bios of the fellows, visit the project’s website.
NewsHub 24 August 2018There has been a sharp increase in the number of people committing suicide, new statistics show.The coroner revealed on Friday 668 people died by suspected suicide from July 2017-June 2018. It’s the fourth year in a row the number has increased, and 10 percent more than the previous year’s figure of 606.“It’s a tragedy to see the number of self-inflicted deaths increase again,” said chief coroner Judge Deborah Marshall.“We need to keep talking about how to recognise the signs that someone may want to take their own life. If someone expresses thoughts and feelings about suicide, take them seriously.”The Mental Health Foundation said in a statement it is “deeply saddened” by the increase. It said Māori continue to be disproportionately represented in the statistics.“Today we will take some time to reflect on the loss of each person who died by suicide this year,” MHF chief executive Shaun Robinson says.“I know from my own experience that these are deeply personal tragedies and my deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to all those who have lost someone to suicide.“If you know someone who is grieving, reach out to them today. Check in and ask how they are and how you can help. News like this can be especially overwhelming if you have recently lost someone to suicide.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/08/statistics-show-sharp-rise-in-number-of-suicides.html