Programme of Events

UK time (GMT +00:00)

Paper discussions

RoundtABLE Discussion

11 Nov

12 NOV

The Operation of the ‘First Bailout’: The Impact of the League of Nations’ Programme for Austrian Reconstruction 1922–26.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

14:00-15:00

Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Barbara Warnock

To Be or Not to Be a Refugee? How UNHCR's Humanitarian Aid Inhibited Refugee Recognition in Vietnam Between 1973 and 1977.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

15:15-16:15

Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sara Cosemans

Exploring, Overreaching, Giving Up? The UN and Global Governance in Kashmir, Congo, and East Pakistan.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

16:30-17:00

Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Volker Prott

UNESCO’s Fundamental Education in China, 1945–1950: Between the Geopolitics and Idealism of Post-War Global Governance and Chinese Nationalism.

Friday, November 12, 2021

14:00-15:00

Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Yarong Chen

Insecurity, Precarity and Local Labour in United Nations Peacekeeping: Towards a Research Agenda.

Friday, November 12, 2021

15:15-16:15

Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Martin Ottovay Jørgensen

12 NOV

12 NOV

(b) The Operation of the ‘First Bailout’: The Impact of the League of Nations’ Programme for Austrian Reconstruction 1922–26.

Friday, November12, 2021

9:00-11:00

Teams Meeting

Presenters: Yarong Chen, Sara Cosemans, Martin Ottovay Jørgensen, Volker Prott, Barbara Warnock

Expert Panel: 

Dr Oliver Jutersönke (Graduate Institute, Geneva),

Dr Robert Watkins (Graduate Institute, Geneva),

Dr Rachel Zhu (Beijing Foreign Studies University),

Dr Jérôme Elie (International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA))

International organisations and their experts also often display an excessive confidence in the supposed political neutrality of their own attitudes, assumptions and policies: a perhaps misplaced conviction that their technical expertise provides them with an impartial understanding of what might be needed in, for example, state building or peacekeeping. The question of who the ‘experts’ are, and whose interests they do and do not represent is an important one. The roundtable aims to bring historians, academics of related fields, and practitioners in conversation about humanitarian intervention in its broadest sense.

Questions discussed at the roundtable include but are not limited to: 

  • What are, in your view, the key challenges for UN / NGOs / global governance today?

  • What insights would you wish to obtain from us historians? 

  • How aware is the UN of the successes / failures of previous interventions and projects?

  • What are the more long-term trends in conflict management – where will we be in 10, 20, 30 years?

Strategy Meeting

Friday, November 11, 2021

11:30-12:30

Teams Meeting

Discussion on possible publication outlets and next steps