IWP’s Annenberg Professor of International Communication J. Michael Waller appeared on CNN International’s Diplomatic License program on March 11, to discuss the implications of President George W. Bush’s nomination of Undersecretary of State John Bolton as the next American ambassador to the United Nations. CNN anchor Richard Roth called him to do the spirited, debate-style show, saying he wanted a guest who wouldn’t put viewers to sleep.
Two days earlier, Dr. Waller was a guest on Michael Krasny’s “Forum” program on KQED radio, the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, offering a different perspective on the Bolton nomination than that to which the station’s listeners are accustomed.
The following is KQED’s announcement of the March 9, 2005 broadcast:
Future of the UN: John Bolton Nomination
Following President Bush’s nomination of John Bolton as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Forum discusses the future of the UN.Guests: Marc Sandalow, Washington bureau chief for the San Francisco Chronicle; Michael Nacht, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, assistant director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Clinton Administration (1993-1997); Joel Paul, professor of law at University of California Hastings College of the Law; and Michael Waller, professor of international communications at the Institute of World Politics in Washington DC.”