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Allen Buchanan |
Allen Buchanan is the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, and investigator, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University. » People

Ethics in a Violent World (2005-2006) |
Matt Peterson
Focusing on the institutions regulating war and peace, this initiative engages scholars, policymakers, and concerned citizens through major public lectures, policy briefings, and journal articles. » Programs » Archive » Ethics in a Violent World

The Progress of UN Reform | 06/07/06
Jan Eliasson
H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson discusses recent steps forward at the U.N., such as the creation of the Peacebuilding Commission, the Central Emergency Fund, and the Human Rights Council. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir | 04/17/06
Wole Soyinka, Joanne J. Myers
Nobel Prize-winning author and activist Wole Soyinka discusses the current crisis in Nigeria where President Obasanjo tries to subvert the constitution and remain in power for a third term. Soyinka also calls for immediate UN intervention in Darfur. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir | 04/17/06
Wole Soyinka, Joanne J. Myers
Nobel Prize-winning author and activist Wole Soyinka discusses the current crisis in Nigeria as President Obasanjo tries to subvert the constitution to give himself a third term, and also calls for immediate UN intervention in Darfur. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir | 04/17/06
Wole Soyinka
Nobel-Prize-winning author and activist Wole Soyinka discusses the current crisis in Nigeria as President Obasanjo tries to subvert the constitution to give himself a third term, and also calls for immediate UN intervention in Darfur. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Development Agenda 2006: From Ideas into Action | 01/12/06
Emyr Jones Parry, Joanne J. Myers
The UK ambassador to the UN describes the positive rethinking of development policy that occurred in 2005 and the need to make 2006 the year for action. He touches on the issues of aid, trade, UN reform, harmonization among donor organizations, and the struggle against corruption. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The UN Charter and the Neoconservative Challenge | 12/13/05
Tom J. Farer
Preventive war and democracy promotion are the two main prongs of the neocon challenge to traditional UN norms governing the use of force. Farer criticizes the neocon project and offers suggestions for shoring up the UN Charter in the face of new global threats. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

What's Wrong With Preventive War? The Moral and Legal Basis for the Use of Preventive Force [Abstract] | 11/11/05
Whitley Kaufman
The question of the legitimacy of preventive war has been at the center of the debate about the proper response to terrorism and the legitimacy of the Iraq War. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 19.3 (Fall 2005) » Articles

Three Challenges for the Human Rights Movement: Darfur, Abu Ghraib, and the Role of the United Nations | 02/03/05
Kenneth Roth
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, discusses Darfur, Abu Ghraib, and the role of the UN. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Why Cultural Rights Now? | 09/23/04
Elsa Stamatopoulou, Joanne Bauer
Stamatopoulou discusses the destructive trends facing the world's 370 million indigenous peoples, as outlined by the Human Development Report 2004, concluding that it will take more than democracy and equitable growth to preserve their traditions. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Samantha Power, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide | 11/25/02
Samantha Power
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Samantha Power reveals with forceful, regretful, and even angry prose, the stark record: the United States has rarely missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity to stand against genocide. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 16.2 (Fall 2002) » Book Reviews

Mainstreaming Human Rights | 03/25/02
Danilo Turk
In an interview with Dialogue, Danilo Türk discusses the promise and challenge of integrating rights standards and practices into the UN's work in conflict prevention. » Publications » Archive » Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005) » Series 2, No. 7 (Winter 2002): Integrating Human Rights and Peace Work » Articles

What Can Institutions Do? |
This part of the Ethics in a Violent World initiative seeks to identify and clarify the competing moral principles at work in proposals to reform the United Nations. We focus on three crucial issues:how to deal with the emergence of nonstate threats; how to implement the responsibility to protect doctrine; and how to deal with the United States' neoconservative challenge to the traditional UN norms on the use of force. » Programs » Archive » Ethics in a Violent World

Jan Eliasson |
H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson was elected president of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. At the time, he was Sweden’s Ambassador to the United States, a post he held from 2000-2005. » People

Jeremy Greenstock |
Sir Jeremy Greenstock was a British diplomat from 1969-2004, serving in Washington D.C., Paris, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. » People

Robert O. Keohane |
Robert O. Keohane is professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. » People

Bernard Kouchner |
Bernard Kouchner is a French socialist politician, activist, diplomat, and doctor. » People

David M. Malone |
David Malone is a Canadian diplomat and former president of the International Peace Academy. » People

Ian Martin |
Ian Martin is a human rights activist who has been involved in a number of Human Rights organisations. » People

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