Legitimacy and peace operations

Event
  • DATE / TIME :
    2011•06•08    13:15 - 14:30
    Location :
    New York

    This seminar considers the connections between legitimacy and UN peace and security operations in practice, and examines the challenges and opportunities presented by these missions.

    Operations in defense of international peace and security are highly prominent representations of the United Nations in the world, prompting frequent questions about the legitimacy of their presence. Do UN peace and security operations reinforce or undermine the legitimacy of the organization as a whole? This session considers the connections between legitimacy and peace operations in practice, and examines the challenges and opportunities presented by these missions.

    The seminar is part of the UNU Legitimacy Series, which provides a platform for critical discussions with academics and public intellectuals about issues of legitimacy as they arise in various aspects of the work of the United Nations.

    Speakers

    • Roland Paris, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa
    • Other speakers to be confirmed

    Moderator

    • Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York

    For more information, or to register to attend, please go to the UNU-ONY website event page.

    If you are unable to attend in person, you may register here for the live webcast.