The evolution of the United Nations and its adaptation to Changing Times |

The evolution of the United Nations and its adaptation to Changing Times

Synopsis:

The seminar will trace the evolution of the most significant multilateral institution of contemporary times, the United Nations, and how it is seeking to adapt itself to changing global political, social, economic and strategic circumstances. A comparative assessment will be made between the UN and its predecessor, the League of Nations, arguing as to why the former is unlikely to meet the latter’s tragic fate. It will also look at measures aimed at reforming its working methods and organs to bring them in consonance with, and retain their relevance to, our Age. It will examine if this body can truly aspire to be ‘the Parliament of Man’ it was originally envisioned as. Attempt will be made to study how the values, norms and standards set by this organization tend to condition and shape the behavior-patterns of modern day individuals, nations and states as well as influence the total spectrum of global governance.

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Speaker(s):

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

Date:
Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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