The UN Security Council: facing new challenges

The Center for Transatlantic Relations Paul Nitze School of Advanced Studies (SAIS) John Hopkins University, Washington – DC Centre Thucydide – Université Panthéon – Assas (Paris II) The American Consortium on European Studies (ACES) EU Center, Washington, DC Workshop, Washington DC, May 13-14, 2004

————— – Thursday, May 13 1:30-2:00 p.m. Opening address : Kim Holmes, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State

2:00-3:45 p.m. Session I : The UN Security Council as a Collective Institution

Moderator : Peter Hill, Strategy and Innovation, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Membership in the Security Council : Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations.
  • Legal and institutional means: Professor Serge Sur, Université de Paris II, France.
  • Functional rules and organization of work: Professor Ruth Wedgwood, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C.

3: 45-4 :00 p.m. Coffee Break

4 :00-5: 45 p.m. Session II : Challenges for the UN Security Council

Moderator : Pascal Teixeira, Deputy Director, UN and International Organisations Directorate, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs

  • International Terrorism : Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, CTR, SAIS.
  • Proliferation of WMD: Dr. Leonard Spector, Deputy Director, Monterey Institute for International Studies (Invited).
  • Failing States and Nation Building: Ambassador Chester Crocker, Georgetown University.

7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner ————— – Friday May 14

9:00-10:45 a.m. Session III : The Use of Military Force

Moderator : Professor Michael Glennon, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.

  • Peace operations: Dr. William Durch, Stimson Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Self Defense: Changing practices ? : Professor Philippe Weckel, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France.
  • Pre-emptive / Preventive Wars: Dr. Esther Brimmer, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, USA.

10:45-11:00 – Coffee Break

11.00-12:45 a.m. Session IV : The UN Security Council and other international institutions : partners, subcontractors, or competitors ?

Moderator : Dr. Ulrike Guérot, German Marshall Fund, Germany

  • UN specialized agencies and/or regional organisations: Professor Anthony Arend, Georgetown University, USA.
  • NATO: Dr. Louise Fawcett, Department of Politics and International Relations; St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, UK. (Invited)
  • European Union: Ambassador Elda Stifani, Head of the Liaison Office to the United Nations, Council of the European Union

12:45-2:30p.m. Lunch