Panel Discussions - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Dan Plesch: "America, Hitler and the UN"
Dan Plesch, Director at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, University of London, led a panel discussion at IPI on his new book America, Hitler and the UN. In his book, Dr. Plesch posits that the Declaration of the United Nations on January 1, 1942 played a key role in building public and political support for the anti-Axis war effort, as well as providing principles for post-war order that were critical in shaping the UN Charter.
Dr. Plesch was joined on the panel by two discussants: Ambassador Alexander A. Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, and Sir Brian Urquhart, former UN Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Sir Brian, who was a British soldier at the time of the Declaration of the United Nations, has helped to shape the history of the world body since its earliest days.
The March 22nd event was moderated by Edward C. Luck, IPI’s Senior Vice President for Research and Programs.
The Global Observatory
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July 17, 2014
EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping
The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.
July 01, 2014
SRSG Johnson: South Sudan Crisis Changed UNMISS “Mindset”
Hilde Johnson, the outgoing Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), gave an overflow IPI audience a dramatic account of the challenging situation that has faced the United Nations in the country since the eruption of mass violence at the end of last year.
June 25, 2014
Mousavian: Iran and US Have Serious Chance for Rapprochement
From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.