UN Alliance Seeks to Connect Journalists with Global Experts

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Media Program announced the launch of a new version of its Global Expert Finder, an online resource aimed at connecting journalists, editors, and producers with experts on political, religious, and cultural issues and crises.
The UN Alliance said Global Expert Finder offers commentary and analysis on topics including politics, terrorism, human rights, women’s rights, globalization, religion, and culture, allowing users to search experts based on areas of expertise, location, and language, as well as to sign up for media alerts. Podcasts and video interviews were also added to the site.
Among experts contributing to Global Expert Finder: Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University economist and fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations; Karen Armstrong, British religious scholar, author and TED prize winner in 2008; Kjell Magne Bondevik, former prime minister of Norway; Gareth Evans, former foreign minister of Australia; Ken Roth, director of Human Rights Watch; Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies; Richard Barrett, coordinator of the UN Al Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Unit; and Andre Azoulay, chief adviser to His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.