19 May 2020

75 Minutes of Conversation on Peacekeeping: Academic Reflections

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and as part of its 75th anniversary initiative (UN75), we are holding a global conversation with academics, educators, researchers and students to discuss their priorities for the future, obstacles to achieving them, and the role of global cooperation in managing global issues. 

Please see below the details of the next webinar in the "75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversation" series organized by United Nations Academic Impact on the topic of peacekeeping:

Date: Friday, 29 May 2020 (International Day of UN Peacekeepers)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. EDT
RSVP: https://bit.ly/29mayrsvp (Please make sure you RSVP by Wednesday, 27 May at 5:00 p.m. EDT, with a valid email address to receive the link to the online webinar.)

This webinar will feature Ms. Susana Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid, Spain. Prior to her current role, Ms. Malcorra also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship for the Republic of Argentina, member of the External Advisors Group for the President of the General Assembly for the 72nd session Miroslav Lajčák, and the Chief of Staff for the 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Other speakers include:

  • Mrs. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry, India and the first woman UN civilian police adviser;
  • Ambassador Neil Pierre, Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations;
  • Ms. Cora Weiss, UN Representative, International Peace Bureau;
  • Ms. Maria Armoudian, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland;
  • Mr. Franz Baumann, Visiting Research Professor, New York University and former UN Assistant Secretary-General.