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March 2, 2013

U.N. ambassador encourages collaboration

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NORMAN —

“We have in our country a government whose national security was last fundamentally changed in 1947. I think it’s time we thought about updating. I believe we do too little in bringing together in our government, expertise from all areas to deal with problems — the whole of government approach. There is still too much turf and with a sense of humility I’d say Congress is equally unorganized to deal with these problems,” Pickering said. “The U.N. is far from perfect, there are many things it needs to improve its efficiency but it’s the best we have and probably the best we’ll get for quite some time.”

Lastly, Pickering highly praised the positive potential in student exchange programs, calling them “enormously vital.”

“One of the most important ways we can address these problem areas is how we as a country show ourselves to the people of those problem areas,” Pickering said. “I have always been in favor of student exchanges, they make a huge difference. This university and this town are part of what we can do best in that particular regard. Our youth make a strong, important impression.”

Caitlin Schudalla

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