- Sovereignty and Justice
Dr Mark S. Ellis
As part of CISD's Research Seminar Series, Dr. Mark S. Ellis will be giving a talk on "Balancing the Principle of Complementarity between International and Domestic War Crimes Tribunals"
- Book Launch: Post-2015 UN Development: Making Change Happen?
Chair, Laura Hammond , Head of Development Studies Department, SOAS University of London
Book launch of Post-2015 UN Development: Making Change Happen? (London: Routledge, 2014), edited by Stephen Browne and Thomas G. Weiss
- The United Nations Special Procedures system and the challenges of human rights implementation
Dr Ahmed Shaheed (UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran)
13th Annual Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law lecture
- Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
Prof. Charles King (Georgetown University)
As part of the CISD IR Speaker Series, Prof. Charles King will be giving a talk on his new book "MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE: The Birth of Modern Istanbul".
- CISD Annual lecture: An experience in multilateralism in the Middle East, from the chemical weapons elimination programme in Syria to UN engagement in Lebanon
Ms Kaag is the Under Secretary-General and UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon
- The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power
Professor Thomas J. Christensen
- Public Dialogue on Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Kandia Sarveswaran and Sutha Nadarajah
The "Learning from Leaders" research project investigates how “middle tier” or “go-between” political leaders bridge the gap between elite-level national peace negotiations and peace and reconciliation efforts at the local level.
- How to Develop Capitalism with No Proletariat: China's Experiments with Rural Land Ownership
Dr Jane Hayward, Postdoctoral Fellow, China Studies Centre, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
How to Develop Capitalism with No Proletariat: China's Experiments with Rural Land Ownership
- The United Nations at 70 - Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS and others
In conjunction with United Nations Association - UK, the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy is launching a series of events reflecting on the UN’s long history and the Global South's role within it, with speakers including Valerie Amos, Winnie Byanyima, and Thomas Weiss.
- Yemen and Human Rights: Oxfam's Perspective
Martin Butcher, Policy Adviser, Arms Campaign, Oxfam
Martin Butcher is a policy adviser on arms issues for Oxfam. He has worked in the field of security, arms control and disarmament for over 25 years, in London, Brussels and Washington DC.
- Track 2 Dialogue – Pugwash Experiences in the Greater Middle East and South Asia
Sandra Ionno Butcher, Executive Director, Pugwash
Sandra has been involved in private dialogue bringing together high level actors in conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East, and has detailed understanding of the role of twin track diplomacy throughout the Cold War.
She is executive director of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, where she also serves as director of the Pugwash history project.
- Syria: between escalation and diplomacy
The Centre for International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ) invites you to: "Syria: between escalation and diplomacy" with Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies.
- Prosecuting Rape as a War Crime
Professor Christine Chinkin, Dr Dan Plesch, Ewan Lawson. Chaired by Dr Gina Heathcote
Panelists will discuss the work of the new LSE Centre on Women, Peace and Security and its nexus to cutting edge gender research at the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
- 1945 Revealed – The Inner Temple at the heart of International Justice
Steven Kay QC, Prof William Schabas OC, Dr Dan Plesch
1945 Revealed – The Inner Temple at the heart of International Justice
20 November 2015
5.30pm for 6pm
Introduced by: Master Kay (Steven Kay QC)
Principal Speakers: Prof William Schabas OC and Dr Dan Plesch
- Moral panic and conceptual paradoxes: critiquing & reframing the call to ban lethal autonomous weapon system
Professor Chris Jenks, SMU Dedman School of Law
Using the evocative term ‘killer robots’, the United Nations and human rights group reports claim that lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) are ‘almost a reality’ that ‘will leave humans utterly defenceless’. Yet talks at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons have yielded more confusion than consensus for a ban on LAWS. This presentation attempts to explain why.
- Women of the Global South were instrumental in placing gender equality on the UN Charter.
Dr Dan Plesch and students, Chaired by Dr Gina Heathcote
Gender Equality at the UN: Women from the Global South
- Addressing Extremism, Regional Instabilities & WMD Risks: A Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Pugwash/Rotblat Nobel Peace Prize
“Addressing Extremism, Regional Instabilities & WMD Risks: A Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Awarding of thePugwash/Rotblat Nobel Peace Prize.”