Archive (2009-2014)

Past events include


The Aesthetic Subjects of Drone Warfare

Dr. Kyle Grayson, University of Newcastle


Preventing mass atrocities: What can we expect from the UN?

Edward Mortimer – a former chief speechwriter and director of communications to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Changing Patterns of Diplomacy: Experiences in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq and London

Mark Tokola – Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs and Head of Section for the Political Section at the United States Embassy, London.

Russia’s Foreign Policy Priorities in the Middle East

Denis Temnikov, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London.

The United Nations Security Council – How it works in reality

Professor Anthony .Aust, Former Deputy Legal Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Legal Adviser, United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations).


Tackling Torture

Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, UK member of the United Nations Sub-committee on the Prevention of Torture

Afghanistan: why we are there; what we are doing; and whether we can succeed

Major General Nick Pope, the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations


The Relationship of the European Union and the United Nations: a Work in Progress

Lord David Hannay, Former UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and member of UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Threat, Challenges and Change

The challenges of Multilateralism

Sir Emyr Jones-Parry, former UK Permanent representative to NATO and the UN Security Council.

International Criminal Law and the European Court of Human Rights

Professor William Schabas, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway


Resolution of International Disputes by the United Nations – A Case Study of the Cameroon vs. Nigeria Dispute

Bayo Ojo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), member of the United Nations International Law Commission

Preventive Human Rights Strategies

Professor Bertram Ramcharan, former United Nations Acting Commissioner for Human Rights