• Tino Calabia

    About Tino Calabia

    Tino Calabia began his humanitarian work as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 1960s and then ran a Bronx antipoverty agency and wrote numerous federal studies ranging from the rights of female offenders to racial discrimination on college campuses. He has served on national Asian American boards and organized seminars in former Eastern-bloc countries for exchange students he mentored while they lived in the United States. Calabia has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown, attended the University of Munich on a foreign-exchange fellowship and has a master's degree in English and American literature from Columbia University. He lives in the Washington area with his wife, Dawn Calabia.

    Isn’t It Time for the US to Ratify the UN Treaty on Disabilities?

    by  • December 18, 2013 • WORLDVIEWS • 


    The seventh anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities at United Nations headquarters in New York was commemorated on Dec. 13. Since March 2007, when it opened for signature, the convention has been ratified by 138 countries. Modeled after the landmark United States Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which [...]

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    Two Resources for Job Seekers in Foreign Affairs

    by  • May 30, 2013 • UN Employment • 

    Peace Corps in Morocco

    Graying retirees are spared the anxieties experienced by the 20- and 30-somethings of today who are trying to crack the job market. But late in April, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 jumped to record levels, United States employment rose at a stronger-than-expected rate. I breathed a sigh of relief, hoping the [...]

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    Try a More Balanced Approach to Iran, Report Advises

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Asia, Peace and Security • 

    Isfahan market in Iran

    WASHINGTON — If the term “track two” sounds like an announcement at Grand Central Terminal in New York, it has an altogether different meaning farther east at United Nations headquarters. Diplomats there suspect they’re hearing “track two” talks; that is, informal talks aimed at resolving problems, although the talks neither involve them nor any other official [...]

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    Mourning a Diplomat Who Had the Right Stuff

    by  • October 22, 2012 • WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens of Libya

    The United States House Homeland Security Committee chairman called for Susan Rice, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, to resign. A top-ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee derided “Benghazi-gate,” the name he uses in charging a cover-up of the facts surrounding the Sept. 11 deaths this year in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and [...]

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    Aung San Suu Kyi, of Burma, Making No ‘Easy Promises’

    by  • September 24, 2012 • Asia, Human Rights, WORLDVIEWS • 2 Comments

    Aung San Suu Kyi at the United Nations, Sept. 21, 2012

    WASHINGTON — Though the national elections in the United States loom less than seven weeks away, partisan bickering was agreeably suspended for one day last week here, when the Burmese dissident, Aung San Suu Kyi, was honored by top Republicans and Democrats with the US Congressional Gold Medal. The award had originally been made to [...]

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