Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Watson Institute Boardroom
Brown students will have the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the UN during the Obama administration. Power will discuss the United Nations' role in global governance, at a time when the United States is withdrawing from multilateral treaties and institutions. She is currently a professor of the practice at the Kennedy School at Harvard and Harvard Law School.
Students will gather around a speaker phone to listen to and participate in the discussion. Power will be speaking from the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
IR Program Director Nina Tannenwald will serve as the local host.
Sponsored by the International Relations Program. Light lunch served.
As background for the discussion, please review the following materials:
1) “The Role of the UN General Assembly,” Backgrounder, Council on Foreign Relations, September 13, 2017.
2) Eileen C. Donahoe, Miles Kahler, Mark P. Lagon, et al., “Innovations in Global Governance,” Report, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations, September 2017.
3) Michael J. Mazarr, “The Once and Future Order: What Comes After Hegemony?,” Foreign Affairs, January/February 2017.
4) Eric Rosand, “Why Trump Will Need the UN: What the Organization Gets Right About Counterterrorism,” ForeignAffairs.com, January 10, 2017.
5) Mark P. Lagon and Ryan Kaminski, “Bolstering the UN Human Rights Council’s Effectiveness,” Discussion Paper, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations, January 2017.