Edward Mortimer

former Chief Speechwriter, UN Secretary General Annan

Guest

Senior Vice President of the Salzburg Global Seminar; former chief speechwriter for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (1998-2006)

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President  Obama told the UN  today that "misperceptions" have led to what he called "an almost reflexive anti-Americanism," which he said, "too often has served as an excuse…

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In New York today the United Nations  opened another session , and more than 120 national leaders heard President Obama's  first address  to the General Assembly.

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