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1 The United Nations and the prevention of mass atrocities in the 21st Century: some challenges and opportunities Adama Dieng, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, July 2012 to July 2020, discusses the UN's role in the global collective responsibility to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities. Adama Dieng 24 Nov 2023
2 5 - Shaharzad Akbar Human rights in Afghanistan - a feminist journey Shaharzad Akbar 22 Nov 2022
3 The UN and the changing character of peacemaking: new tools and new thinking A discussion on the need for the UN to refocus its mission and retool itself to address increased incidence of intra-State conflict. Raja Karthikeya 16 Feb 2022
4 OxPeace 2020: Twenty Years of UNSCR 1325 Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini MBE gives the keynote address on 'Twenty Years of UNSCR 1325' at the OxPeace 2020 conference. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini 06 Sep 2020
5 Life and thought of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: Prof Manu Bhagavan Professor Manu Bhagavan, of Hunter College and CUNY, speaks on the life and work of Indian diplomat and politician Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Manu Bhagavan 21 Apr 2020
6 Creative Commons Why the Responses to Address Intrastate Armed Conflicts fail? Michael von der Schulenburg will discuss the shortcomings of the UN Charter to regulate foreign military interventions and paradoxes in UN peacekeeping Michael von der Schulenburg 01 May 2019
7 Interpretation of Security Council Resolutions and the Status of Explanation of Votes Even though UN Security Council resolutions may have major consequences for the disputes and states concerned, some of the resolutions are ambiguous in their meaning. Mark Klamberg 05 Mar 2019
8 Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements Amnesties are widely used during and after armed conflicts. Despite their controversial nature, international policymakers such as the UN continue to recognise some forms of amnesty in these settings are necessary to facilitate conflict resolution. Louise Mallinder 15 Jan 2019
9 OxPeace 2018: How to maximize business contributions to peace? Insights from a practitioner-researcher Josie Lianna Kaye gives a talk titled ‘How to maximize business contributions to peace? Insights from a practitioner-researcher’ at the 2018 OxPeace Conference. Josie Lianna Kaye 16 Nov 2018
10 The UN in Kosovo: Building the Rule of Law and Respect for Human Rights, a Very Mixed Record William O'Neill gives an insider perspective into the UN Peacekeeping Missoin in Kosovo. William O'Neill 19 Feb 2018
11 The Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Armed Conflict The provision of life-saving assistance to people affected by armed conflict lies at the heart of humanitarian actors’ operations... Dapo Akande, Emanuela-Chiara Gillard 05 Dec 2017
12 International Law and the Sustainable Development Goals – shaping the rules for our common future The UN Conference on Sustainable Development - or Rio+20 - took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 Markus Gehring 07 Nov 2017
13 In conversation with Helen Clark: Reflections on Women in Leadership A conversation with Helen Clark who served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999-2008, before becoming the first woman to lead the United Nations Development Programme. Helen Clark 03 Oct 2017
14 The Responsibility to Protect in a Time of Trump: Can Human Protection Weather the Storm? Professor Alex Bellamy (University of Queensland) discusses new challenges for implementing Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principles in the current age. Richard Caplan, Alex Bellamy 09 Dec 2016
15 The UN at 70: Contributions of the United Nations and other International Organizations at Geneva - October 2015 Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares 21 Oct 2016
16 Creative Commons Reparations for Human Rights and Humanitarian Violations: Taking Stock 10 years after the UN Basic Principles and Guidelines Dr. Carla Ferstman (Director of REDRESS), gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar series on 3rd February 2016. Carla Ferstman 04 Feb 2016
17 Session 1 - Delivering Humanitarian Aid: Who does it best? Angela Raven-Roberts and Lamees Hafeez, BAFUNCS members, give presentations on who they think deliver humanitarian aid best, the UN or charities. Followed by a discussion moderated by Michael Mosselmans. Michael Mosselmans, Angela Raven-Roberts, Lamees Hafeez 05 Nov 2015
18 Welcome and Introduction Edward Mortimer, CMG, President of BAFUNCS (British Association of Former UN CIvil Servants) introduces the UN at 70: A Witness Seminar. Held in the Bodleian Library on 16th October 2015. Edward Mortimer 05 Nov 2015
19 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Closing Remarks Dr Liz Carmichael closes the 2015 OxPeace Conference. Liz Carmichael 16 Jun 2015
20 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Key concerns in peace and security: building more peaceful and inclusive societies Sunil Suri gives a talk for Session C of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Peace and the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sunil Suri 16 Jun 2015
21 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Themes in the relationship between development and peace Jonathan Granoff gives a talk for Session C of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Peace and the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals. Jonathan Granoff 16 Jun 2015
22 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: ISIL and Islamic responses to extremism Imam Monwar Hussain give a talk for Session B of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Religion in peace and conflict: extreme war-making, didcated peacebuilding. Monawar Hussain 16 Jun 2015
23 OxPeace 2015: In the name of religion: the untold story of faith-based conflict prevention Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem and Laura Payne give a talk for Session B of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Religion in peace and conflict: extreme war-making, didcated peacebuilding Alpaslan Ozerdem, Laura Payne 16 Jun 2015
24 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: 'A Force for Peace': The UN Secretary-General and the Cold War, 1946-1953 Ellen Jenny Ravndal gives a talk for Session A of the 2015 OxPeace conference; New directions in the study of peacebuilding. Ellen Jenny Ravndal 16 Jun 2015
25 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: UN Protection of Civilians, with special emphasis on South Sudan Hilde Johnson gives a talk at OxPeace 2015 Conference, held at St John's College on 10th May 2015. Hilde Johnson 16 Jun 2015
26 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Opening Plenary Peace and the UN at 70 Edward Mortimer CMG gives the opening talk for the OxPeace 2015 conference, held at St John's College on 10th May 2015. Edward Mortimer 16 Jun 2015
27 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015 Introduction Dr Liz Carmichael opens the 2015 OxPeace Conference, held in St John's College on 10th May 2015. Liz Carmichael 16 Jun 2015
28 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015 Keynote: Peace and the UN at 70 Mark Maloch-Brown gives the keynote address at the 2015 OxPeace conference. Mark Maloch-Brown 16 Jun 2015
29 The UN's obligation to investigate disappearances and killings in Kosovo: the work of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel Professor Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics - 27 November 2014 Christine Chinkin 11 Dec 2014
30 Barnett House Centenary Reunion Weekend Keynote Lecture Magdalena Sepulveda, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, gives the keynote lecture for the Department of Social Policy and intervention Barnet House Centenary Weekend. Magdalena Sepulveda 14 Jul 2014
31 Creative Commons Responding to Conflict in Africa: the United Nations and Regional Organizations Dr Jane Boulden discusses the different ways in which United Nations and Regional Organizations will respond to conflict in Africa. Jane Boulden, Kalypso Nicolaidis 11 Jun 2014
32 Creative Commons The rise and decline of a global security actor: UNHCR, refugee protection and security Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2014. Seminar by Dr Anne Hammerstad (University of Kent), recorded on 12 March 2014 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Anne Hammerstad 26 Mar 2014
33 Creative Commons Distinguished Guest Lecture with UNIDO Director General Li Yong On 13 February 2014, the Technology and Management for Development Centre hosted the Distinguished Guest Lecture with Mr Yong Li, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General. Yong Li 27 Feb 2014
34 Human rights in Africa: opportunities and challenges The Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture 2013. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights gives a talk about human rights in Africa. Navi Pillay 07 Mar 2013
35 Quo Vadis Global Governance? Civilizational Challenges Facing the United Nations This featured as the fourth talk in the 'Religion, Spirituality and Global Governance' interdisciplinary conference in May 2012. Adam Roberts, Scilla Elworthy, Christer Jönsson 17 Sep 2012
36 Creative Commons The Decade Ahead: The US Role in the World (2012 Fulbright Lecture) Ambassador Thomas Pickering delivers the second Annual Oxford Fulbright Lecture on International Relations. This lecture took place on 18 May 2012. Thomas Pickering 20 Jun 2012
37 Creative Commons UN Conflict Management in East Timor Olav Ofstad (ELAC Visiting Fellow 2011), gives a talk for the ELAC Discussion Event on 28 Feb 2012. Olav Ofstad, Jennifer Welsh 06 Mar 2012
38 Creative Commons Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War, and White Supremacy in Africa Dr Susan Williams (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London)gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Seminar Series on 19 January. Susan Williams 23 Jan 2012
39 Pre-Emptive Strikes - Israel and Iran Dr Tamir Meisels, Tel Aviv University, gives a seminar for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar Series. Tamir Meisels 24 Aug 2011
40 Creative Commons Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement: Premises of a Pluralist International Legal Order Professor Brad Roth, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Wayne State, Detroit, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 17th May 2011. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Brad Roth 18 May 2011
41 Creative Commons Drugs, Destabilisation and UN policy in Guinea-Bissau: The role of Investigative Journalism. OxPeace 2011 Daniel Ruiz, PhD Candidate, Instituto Gutierrez Mellado, Madrid, gives the first talk in session three in the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Daniel Ruiz 17 May 2011
42 Creative Commons Killing in Humanitarian Wars Professor Cecile Fabre, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Lincoln College Oxford University, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW lunchtime seminar series on the 3rd May, 2011. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Cecile Fabre 16 May 2011
43 International Initiatives in Obesity Prevention Phillip James gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series in Hilary term, 2008. Phillip James 20 Jul 2010
44 Creative Commons The UN's role in Overcoming Development Challenges Special Lecture given by former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now Administrator of the United Nations Development Program the Rt Hon. Helen Clark. She is introduced by Director of the Global Economic Governance Program, Professor Ngaire Woods. Helen Clark, Ngaire Woods 11 Mar 2010
45 Private Diplomacy, Public Peace: Practical Challenges in Contemporary Peace Negotiations Seminar given by the Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Martin Griffiths on the role played by private mediators in securing peace between warring factions and states in areas such as Africa and the Middle East. Martin Griffiths, Hugo Slim 11 Jan 2010
46 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009 : Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 18th November 2009 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. Jan Egeland 27 Nov 2009
47 The Enigma of Article 2(4): Interests and Norms in IR Theory Over 60 years ago the USA agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the UN Charter. Prof. Hurd uses this case study to better understand how states use international rules and how that use remakes both the rules and the states. Ian Hurd, Alexander Betts 01 Jun 2009
48 Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law The first of The Hague Debates entitled "When home gets too hot: Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law." The debate features Professor Roger Zetter, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. Yvo de Boer, Etienne Piguet, M.J. Mace, Roger Zetter 23 May 2008