This talk will examine the interplay between the peace/security and human rights discourses at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in light of key post-cold war developments that have led to the UNSC's evolving and growing relationship with human rights, albeit one that is primarily characterized by episodic and reactive engagements. It will critically examine the UNSC's record in some of the main human rights issue areas and explore the effects of these engagements on the Council's legitimacy.
After the talk, there will be a reception to which everyone is invited.
George Andreopoulos is Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and at the GraduateCenter, City University of New York. He is also the founding Director of the Center for International Human Rights at JohnJayCollege. Before coming to CUNY, he taught for several years at YaleUniversity, where he was also the founding Associate Director of the OrvilleSchellCenter for International Human Rights. He has written extensively on international organizations, international human rights, and international humanitarian law issues and has lectured in many universities in the US and abroad. Over the years, Professor Andreopoulos has participated in several human rights missions and has been a consultant for international organizations and NGOs. He is President of the Interdisciplinary Studies Section (IDSS) of the International Studies Association (ISA) and past President of the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). He holds a Ph. D. and a Law degree from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.
14.11.2017 | 18:00 - 20:00
Freie Universität Berlin,
Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin