June 6 – 8, 2007
Ralph Bunche Institute, CUNY
About the Meeting

To mark the twentieth anniversary Annul meeting, the theme of the 2007 event in New York is “The study of International Organizations: Past, Present, Future?” The program reflects the Councils dual mandate of fostering excellence and innovation in scholarly work about the UN and international organizations, and promoting greater dialogue between academic and practitioner communities. Four new ‘roundtable style’ plenary sessions include discussions of research and teaching about the UN and IO’s; the relationship between ideas, policy and practice; the agenda and priorities of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; and divergent views on the operations of other international organizations and institutions, particularly the IFIs. Expert speakers on all plenary sessions come from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Plenary Titles

    • An Agenda for Human Rights
    • Translating Ideas into Policy and Practice:  Selected Cases
    • Priorities for the SG in his First Year
    • IFIs and the UN, What Next?

Hans Corell 125Keynote Address – Dr. Asha­ Rose Migiro
Former Deputy­ Secretary­ General of the United Nations




Hans Corell 125
John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture
Special Guest Lecturer: Sir Mark Malloch Brown, Soros Fund  Management &
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization