About Jim Wurst

Jim Wurst is a novelist, historian, and journalist.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Volunteer with the Community of the Peace People; Belfast, Northern Ireland (1977-78)
  • Editor of Disarmament Campaigns, a magazine chronicling the international anti-nuclear movement; Antwerp, Belgium/the Hague, the Netherlands (1979-1984)
  • Consultant for Inter Press Service, news service focusing on the Global South; Rome, Italy (1986)

Journalist and analyst based at the United Nations (1987-2016):

  • Editor, Disarmament Times (1987-1997)
  • Reported on UN peacekeeping operations in Namibia (1990) and Mozambique (1994, 1997)
  • Analyst, Council on Economic Priorities (1996 -1999)
  • Analyst, The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress (1996-1999)
  • Program Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (1997-1999)
  • Correspondent, Inter Press Service UN Bureau (1999-2002)
  • UN Correspondent for two National Journal Group news wire services – UN Wire and the Global Security Newswire (2002-2005)
  • Program Director, Global Security Institute/Middle Powers Initiative (2005-2013)
  • Show writer/producer, South-South Awards (2011-2015)
  • Freelance journalism on international politics appeared in publications including The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, World Policy Journal, Arms Control Today, In These Times, and A Global Agenda.

Recent Work:

  • Author, The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action (2016)
  • Author, Three Degrees (2017) reprinted in 2020 as Book 1 of the Tempestas Series
  • Speechwriter for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 2018-2020
  • Speechwriter for “Artists in Presidents,” an update of FDR’s “fireside chats” with a diverse range of artists addressing current issues (UCLA), 2020
  • Author, The Duty of Madness (pending 2021), Book 2 of the Tempestas Series

About Jim Wurst

Jim Wurst is a novelist, historian, and journalist.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Volunteer with the Community of the Peace People; Belfast, Northern Ireland (1977-78)
  • Editor of Disarmament Campaigns, a magazine chronicling the international anti-nuclear movement; Antwerp, Belgium/the Hague, the Netherlands (1979-1984)
  • Consultant for Inter Press Service, news service focusing on the Global South; Rome, Italy (1986)

Journalist and analyst based at the United Nations (1987-2016):

  • Editor, Disarmament Times (1987-1997)
  • Reported on UN peacekeeping operations in Namibia (1990) and Mozambique (1994, 1997)
  • Analyst, Council on Economic Priorities (1996 -1999)
  • Analyst, The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress (1996-1999)
  • Program Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (1997-1999)
  • Correspondent, Inter Press Service UN Bureau (1999-2002)
  • UN Correspondent for two National Journal Group news wire services – UN Wire and the Global Security Newswire (2002-2005)
  • Program Director, Global Security Institute/Middle Powers Initiative (2005-2013)
  • Show writer/producer, South-South Awards (2011-2015)
  • Freelance journalism on international politics appeared in publications including The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, World Policy Journal, Arms Control Today, In These Times, and A Global Agenda.

Recent Work:

  • Author, The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action (2016)
  • Author, Three Degrees (2017) reprinted in 2020 as Book 1 of the Tempestas Series
  • Speechwriter for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 2018-2020
  • Speechwriter for “Artists in Presidents,” an update of FDR’s “fireside chats” with a diverse range of artists addressing current issues (UCLA), 2020
  • Author, The Duty of Madness (pending 2021), Book 2 of the Tempestas Series

Namibia, 1990

Adirondack Mountains, 1991

United Nations, 2005