Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

UN Sanctions: Are Coercive Tools Effective?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Security Seminar Series

"UN Sanctions: Are Coercive Tools Effective?," with Thomas J. Biersteker, Curt Gasteyger Chair in International Security and Conflict Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; and Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute.

Targeted sanctions are increasingly utilized by the United Nations to address a broad range of threats to international peace and security – to counter terrorism, prevent conflict, consolidate peace agreements, protect human rights and civilians, promote democracy and good governance, and limit the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. But are these measures effective? Sue Eckert, senior fellow at the Institute, and Thomas Biersteker, adjunct professor at the Institute and director of the Programme for the Study of International Governance at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, discuss their international Targeted Sanctions Consortium project, Evaluating the Impacts and Effectiveness of UN Targeted Sanctions, present their research methodology and initial findings, and comment on contemporary sanctions issues.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.