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08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance

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Detractors portray the United Nations as a sort of a “talking shop” where “no issue is too small to be debated endlessly.” But the UN remains the only institution truly representative of all the nations. Its centrality and role are being highlighted by the multiple crises the world faces – from a financial meltdown and economic recession to serious energy, food and climatic challenges. Violent conflicts still rage in several parts of the world. At the same time, the ongoing tectonic shifts in economic and political power symbolise the birth-pangs of a new world order, making institutional reforms inescapable. Although the world has changed fundamentally, the global institutional structure has remained largely static since the mid-20th century. How to make the UN a more effective institution – one that is better geared to meet the challenges of the 21st century – is an issue that ought to be at the center-stage of international relations.This seminar will focus on ways of addressing challenges of global governance and institutional reforms so as to underpin peace and stability in an era in which power shifts are being triggered not by military triumphs or geopolitical realignments but, for the first time in history, by rapid economic growth

Speakers

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Visiting Researcher, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Professor for Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi Chair
Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Chair

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

MPAP Frederik TRETTIN

Visiting Researcher, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

2004-2008 Political and Administrative Science, University of Konstanz (B.A.)
2006 United Nations Environment Programme, Liaison Office to the European Union, Brussels
2008-2009 Master of Public Affairs and Politics, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
since 2009 Visiting Researcher, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University

Ph.D. Brahma CHELLANEY

Professor for Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi

 Brahma Chellaney is Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, an independent, privately funded think-tank.
 Until January 2000, Professor Chellaney was an adviser to India's National Security Council, serving as convenor of the External Security Group of the National Security Advisory Board, as well as member of the Board's Nuclear Doctrine Group.
 He holds a Ph.D. in arms control.
 As specialist on international security and arms control issues, Professor Chellaney has held appointments at the Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and the Australian National University.

Dr.iur. Ph.D. Wolfgang F. DANSPECKGRUBER

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

1980 Dr. iur. Johannes Kepler University Linz
1998 Ph.D. in International Relations, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva
1979-1980 OLT d.Res., Special Assistant to the Commander, Austrian National Defense Academy, Vienna
1981-1982 Assistant to Professor Dusan Sidjanski, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva
1981-1984 Temporary Collaborator, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Corporation , Studio at the United Nations, Geneva
1982-1985 Senior Research Assistant to Professor Curt Gasteyger, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
1985 Visiting Scholar, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
1985-1987 Research Fellow, Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1986-1987 Nonresident Tutor at Eliot House, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
1987-1989 Visiting Fellow, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1989 Founding Chair, Liechtenstein Colloquium, LCM - A private diplomacy forum
1988-1991 Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1989-1992 Member, "Working Group Europe 1992," The Council on Foreign Relations, New York
1991-1998 Member, Team Europe of the Commission of the European Union, Washington, D.C.
since 1992 Instructor in Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1995-2000 Founder, Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LRPSD
since 2000 Founding Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LISD, Princeton, NJ

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