Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the United Nations University Office at the UN in New York (UNU-ONY), uses material from his latest book published in Japanese, “Kokuren No Genkai, Kokuren No Mirai,” to address the extent and limits of international solidarity, focusing on the limits. He discusses the United Nations as an international bureaucracy, the socialization of international life by international law, and the ambiguous role of key democratic countries, which are at the same time the underwriters and under-miners of the international system. In addition, he outlines the context for UN leadership deliberations and decision-making, including those by the Secretary-General, in terms of both constraints and possibilities. Finally, he will touch upon Japanese foreign policy in the context of the UN. Followed by a book signing.
Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office at the UN in New York (UNU-ONY)
Kazuo Tase, Chief, Human Security Unit, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations
6-6:30 pm Registration
6:30-7:30 Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8 Reception and book signing
Admission: This event is SOLD OUT.
- November 11, 2008
- 6:00 pm