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Comment & Analysis - August 22, 2011
In the late 1990s and early 2000s the rise of globalization and an evolving human rights regime inspired a proliferation of work dedicated to cosmopolitan theory. Attention to the concept of cosmopolitanism never completely waned, but the muscular foreign policy of the Bush years and the re-emergence of assertive nation states such as China led to a sense that the cosmopolitan moment had passed.
Speaker Events - July 15, 2011
Nations and states seldom overlap. As a result, map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. People sharing the same ethnicity may live on different sides of the border: some in the “motherland,” where they are a majority, and others in a neighboring state where they are a minority.
Speaker Events - June 28, 2011
Two UN ambassadors and one former Security Council president held a vigorous debate at IPI on the subject “Responsibility to Protect: An Emerging Principle”, and, while they agreed on RtoP’s value as a principle, they differed markedly over how it is being applied in current crises, particularly in the ongoing conflict in Libya.
Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011
Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.
Policy Papers - March 01, 2011
The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna have put together the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the UN Security Council in the ongoing process of implementing the responsibility to protect (RtoP).
General Announcements - January 21, 2011
While the UN Security Council voted on January 19, 2011 to bolster the UN peacekeeping force in the tense West African country by providing an additional 2,000 peacekeepers, UN Secretary-General Special Advisers Francis Deng and Edward C. Luck said in a joint statement, "We remain gravely concerned about the possibility of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing” in Côte d'Ivoire.
IPI in the News - January 06, 2011
Panel Discussions - December 10, 2010
The Security Council first addressed the issue of protection in 1999. The debate came at the end of a period in which peacekeepers were impotent witnesses to the immense suffering of civilians in violent conflict, including those in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Policy Papers - November 17, 2010
General Announcements - October 22, 2010
What can be done to combat genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity? A provocative new book on this topic, Mass Atrocity Crimes: Preventing Future Outrages, features a chapter by IPI Senior Vice President Dr. Edward C. Luck.
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