The Problem of Peace

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This seminar is concerned broadly with the maintenance of international peace and security and with the settlement of international disputes. It considers specific conflicts and also discusses the contemporary role of the United Nations, multinational peacekeeping, humanitarian efforts and other measures for the resolution of international conflicts.

Professor Roy Lee

Amber Anne Martine Heuvelmans

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.




10/17/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:30 PM
preserving outer space for peaceful uses
Ram Jakhu, McGill University
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11/28/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
South Africa and United Nations Peacekeeping
Antonio Garcia , New York University
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01/30/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Questioning the Legality of Unlimited Veto Use by Permanent Members of the UN Security Council in the face of atrocity crimes
Jennifer Trahan, New York University

04/11/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
recent trends in the Security Council’s approach to the more problematic conflict situations on its agenda
Loraine Sievers, The United Nations