#PotW: The United Nations and End of Empire: Revisiting the Role of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld – 8 September

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Dag Hammarskjöld left a lasting imprint on the United Nations and on approaches to global policy issues. This Colloquium will assess his legacy and will explore his role vis-à-vis the global South and decolonization, especially on the African continent.

A central point of reference will be the fresh insights offered in Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency – Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld, a volume edited by Carsten Stahn of Leiden University and Henning Melber (Cambridge University Press 2014).  Other recent studies of Hammarskjöld’s life, work, and death will also feature prominently.

The Colloquium will revisit themes emerging from a conference held three years ago on Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the End of Empire in the School of Advanced Study, which was co-organised by ICWS, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, and the United Nations Association, Westminster. That conference was timed to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and his entourage in a mysterious plane crash in 1961 in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), on a mission to bring peace to the Congo.

Speakers:
John Y. Jones, Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Programme at Voksenåsen, Oslo, and of Networkers SouthNorth
Henning Melber, Senior Advisor and Director Emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden
Edward Mortimer, Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University

Chair:
Philip Murphy, Director, ICWS

Convenors:
Mandy Banton and Susan Williams, Senior Research Fellows, ICWS

Venue: Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London

Date and time: Monday 8 September 2014, 5.00-7.00 pm. Followed by a wine reception in Jessel Room.

Open To All.  If you wish to attend, do please RSVP to olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk.

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