The United Nations University. Really.
A hopeful Swiss mathematician wants to turn this non-entity into a serious, respected academic institu--
*Unable to type on, MM falls out of her chair.*
Is this a joke? If it isn't, it should be. The UN is a hypocritical mess of politics and ideologues. Academia is a hypocritical mess of politics and ideologues. Can you imagine combining the two?
Anyway, the UNU seems to be an overlooked think tank that has dreams of being an international Harvard or Princeton. Plus, golly, mixing career academics with policy!
UPDATE: Hmmm. Here's the UNU website. It says that the mission of UNU is to "contribute . . . to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are of concern to the United Nations," blah blah blah. Good luck with that, pal.