2017 Annual Meeting: Program and Plenary Sessions

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The Annual Meeting program is now available.
Download the program here:
(Updated 3 May 2017)

Workshop Sessions
Download the schedule for the workshop panels:

Plenary Sessions
We are pleased to announce the topics for the five plenary sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Plenary I
ACUNS at 30: Retrospect and Prospect

Kyu-dok Hong, Professor, Sookmyung Women’s University

Lorraine Elliott, Chair, ACUNS; Professor, Australian National University
Sukehiro Hasegawa, President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
Charlotte Ku, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
Ramesh Thakur, Director, Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School, Australian National University

Plenary II
The Role of the UN in the Future of the Korean Peninsula

Thomas Biersteker, Curt Gasteyger Professor of International Security and Conflict Studies, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Toshiya Hoshino, Professor, Osaka University
Sung-han Kim, Professor, Korea University
Xuexian Wang, Former Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations; Former Ambassador to South Africa

Plenary III
Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Humanitarian Crises

Eunsook Chung
, Senior Research Fellow, Sejong Institute

Mely Caballero-Anthony, Associate Professor, Nanyang  Technological University
Marzuki Darusman, UN Commission on Human Rights in North Korea
Ai Kihara-Hunt, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Kurt Mills, Professor, University of Dundee

Plenary IV
Agenda 2030 – Achieving Progress towards the SDGs

Otto Spijkers, University Lecturer, Utrecht University School of Law

Stephen Browne, Co-founder, Future UN Development System; Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Institute Geneva
Modesto Seara Vazquez, Rector, Oaxaca State University System
Haibin Zhang, Professor, School of International Studies, Director of the Center for International Organization Studies, Peking University

Plenary V
Agenda for the New Secretary-General

Ingvild Bode, Lecturer, University of Kent

Karin Abbor-Svensson, Programme Manager for ‘Hammarskjöld’s Legacy’, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Joon Oh, Professor, Kyung Hee University; Former Ambassador, Republic of Korea
Francesco Mancini, Assistant Dean and Visiting Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Sebastian von Einsiedel, Director, UN University – Centre for Policy Research


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