Toward a People-Centered Peace: Shifting Trends in International Law and U.S. Foreign Policy
The next session will be with Anna Spain. Anna, a founding member and a former board member of MBB, is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. She brings a great deal of international experience and wisdom to these conversations.
The purpose of this session is to encourage deeper engagement in understanding the tenets behind a people-focused vision of peace in the 21st century and the role for mediators therein.
Please join us! Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 12 noon EDT (9 am PDT; 4 pm GMT).
Please RSVP to Gillian Saxby on or before Friday May 15th to let us know of your interest. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide you with the call login information.
Anna Spain will discuss how the system of international peace and security developed after World War II and embodied in the U.N. Charter is shifting from a system secured by powerful nations to a movement powered by people. She will also discuss how emerging threats to global peace and security such as non-international armed conflict and climate change have prompted renewed debate and interest in people-focused approaches to international peace and security. Her discussion will draw from recent examples, including debate at the United Nations about the need for reform, emerging practices in peacebuilding learned from Liberia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, the strengthening of international criminal law and the interest in human dignity as a first principle of international law.