UNU Conversation Series

UNU Conversation Series

The UNU Conversation Series provides a unique public platform for influential experts, world leaders and respected scholars and authors to share personal insights on contemporary global affairs, politics, and media. Held in Tokyo at UNU headquarters, the Conversations are hosted and moderated by UNU Rector and UN Under-Secretary-General David M. Malone. The events are free and open to the public, and offer a distinctly cordial atmosphere allowing the audience to engage with featured guests, ask questions and share their ideas, both during the Conversations and at casual receptions that follow each event.

 

Recent Conversations

Graciana del Castillo

Dr. Graciana del Castillo
“From Failed Interventions to a New Economic Strategy for Afghanistan”

 

Within the context of Dr. Graciana del Castillo’s new book, Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan, Dr. del Castillo and UNU Rector David M. Malone discussed how to help Afghanistan break free from conflict and aid dependence and move toward a virtuous future of genuine investment, rural development, employment opportunities and improved livelihoods.

Video interview | Event Listing

Dr. Danilo Türk

Dr. Danilo Türk
“The Past and the Future of the United Nations”

 

Dr. Danilo Türk and UNU Rector David M. Malone focused their discussion on the UN’s past and future in three main areas: security, development, and human rights. Dr. Türk reflected upon his career as a diplomat and UN official, and shared his insider’s perspective on these important themes.

Video interview | Event Listing

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta
“India as an Actor on the Global Stage”

 

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta and UNU Rector David M. Malone explored the origins and early drivers of India’s foreign policy, the country’s rise to the high table of international discussions on several topics, the constraints on New Delhi in formulating India’s foreign policy, and possible future directions for India’s evolving international relations.

Video interview | Event Listing

 

View the full list of previous and upcoming Conversations.