A Journey Down the UN's Darkest Hallways

When Michael Soussan took his dream job at the United Nations in 1997, he was a young, idealistic graduate of Brown University who was intent on helping people.

UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe
The UN’s total budget was dwarfed by the $64-billion Oil-For-Food program.
Mark Iype
Published: Wednesday, 01/21/2009 12:00 am EST

When Michael Soussan took his dream job at the United Nations in 1997, he was a young, idealistic graduate of Brown University who was intent on helping people. His position with the Oil-for-Food program, the largest humanitarian operation in the UN's history, gave him what he thought was an opportunity to do just that.

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