Panel Discussions - Monday, June 30, 2008
The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945
IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch the new volume, The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945, edited by Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Welsh, and Dominik Zaum.IPI Senior Vice President and Director of Studies Edward C. Luck--a contributor to the volume--moderated the event, which featured remarks by Sir Adam Roberts of Oxford University.
Representative of South Africa to the UN, Ambassador Sir John Sawers, Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN, and Mr. Dominik Zaum, co-editor of the book, reflected on the valuable contribution the volume makes to ongoing debate about the UN Security Council.
The UN Security Council and War is the first major exploration of the Security Council's role in addressing the problem of war, both civil and international, since 1945. The book brings together distinguished scholars and practitioners for a discussion of specific thematic issues through a wide range of case studies examining the scope and limitations of the Council's involvement in war.
Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Welsh, and Dominik Zaum, eds., The UN Security Council and War: Evolution of Thought and Practice Since 1945 (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2008).
Dr. Edward C. Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute
Sir Adam Roberts, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford
Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations
Ambassador John Sawers, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
Mr. Dominik Zaum, editor, The UN Security Council and War
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