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Summer 2022 International Affairs S6559 section 001

Call Number 10079
Day & Time
TR 9:00am-12:10pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Arthur Boutellis
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The United Nations recently passed its seventieth anniversary and a new Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was selected by the Security Council to succeed Ban Ki-moon. At this critical juncture, the international system is being challenged to provide adequate responses to the rise of violent extremist groups, waves of refugees arriving in Europe, and to --†fewer but deadlier --armed conflicts. As prevention continues to be elusive and recent - mostly intrastate --armed conflicts have proven to be particularly resistant to peaceful settlement whether through mediation, the deployment of peace operations or peacebuilding projects, the question of the relevance of the UN is posed yet again. Has the Security Council been successful in using the tools at its disposal, from prevention to peace operations and enforcement measures? What has become of the Responsibility to Protect? Is a divided Security Council facing a crisis of relevance? What does it mean for peace operations sent where there is no peace to keep? What are the persisting obstacles to effective prevention? What are the lessons from the evolving partnership with regional organizations? How can peace be sustained over the long term? What will have been Ban Ki Moon's legacy? What are the prospects for UN reform and what could it look like? To address these questions and more, the course will examine the evolving role of the world organization in global security, shaped by its member states with different strategic interests and by the broader geopolitical context in which it operates.
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 05/23-07/01 (A)
Department Summer Session (SUMM)
Enrollment 10 students (18 max) as of 5:09PM Sunday, February 5, 2023
Subject International Affairs
Number S6559
Section 001
Division Summer Session
Campus Morningside
Section key 20222INAF6559S001

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