The special series features the following events in 2014.
Professor Ralph Buultjens, historian, author, recipient of the Toynbee Prize in Social Sciences, and longtime faculty member of the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs, will provide a special preview of his popular course "World Politics." This lecture will probe the critical global issues of the day and provide students with an example of the exciting and significant topics covered in our classes.
Currently, all ICC cases in the Hague focus on the African continent. In Fall 2013, the African Union discussed the ICC as part of an extraordinary summit, in which members concluded that no charges should be brought against any current head of an African state. But would this measure open the way for African heads of state to commit war crimes with impunity? Join the Center for Global Affairs and ICTJ for a conversation on how the ICC and African Union can move forward, and what the AU position means for effective prosecutions within Africa and elsewhere.
In Spring 2013, the Center for Global Affairs clinical professor Michael Oppenheimer facilitated a Scenarios Initiative workshop focused on alternate futures for the ongoing conflict in Syria and bringing together experts from the Middle East, Europe, and America. New complexities have emerged recently, and the worsening conflict has taken priority within the international community, even if action has lagged.
Join Michael Oppenheimer and past Scenarios participants for an insightful roundup of the results of the Syria project, discussing whether and how these alternate futures fit into the emergence of fresh crises.