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The Future of Responsibility to Protect: Responsibility while Protecting and Implementation Mechanisms

Location

Columbia University Faculty House, Presidential Rooms 2 & 3 (116th between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.)

Date

April 10, 2015 9:00AM to 5:00PM

EVENT INFORMATION:

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative and the International Relations Research Center at the University of São Paulo invite you to attend The Future of Responsibility to Protect: Responsibility while Protecting and Implementation Mechanisms at Columbia University in the City of New York on Friday, April 10. 

The objectives of the conference are to reexamine the Brazilian concept of Responsibility while Protecting with key Brazilian diplomats and experts, examine the wide range of mechanisms to operationalize the Responsibility to Protect, and finally present a vision for the future of the Responsibility to Protect. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN, and Dr. Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect. 

 

MEETING AGENDA:

Keynote Speakers

  • Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN
  • Dr. Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

Thursday, April 9 (private event; invitation only)

Welcome Dinner

  • Michael Doyle, Welcome and introduction
  • Keynote speech: Ambassador Patriota on the Responsibility while Protecting and how to implement the Responsibility to Protect

Friday, April 10

9:00am-5:00pm Presidential Rooms 2 & 3, Faculty House 

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions 

  • Michael Doyle, Columbia Global Policy Initiative

9:30-11:00 A Case for Responsibility while Protecting


Questions to consider: What is the the Brazilian concept Responsibility while Protecting (RwP)? How does RwP change RtoP? What direct policy implications does RwP have and what should states do to further RwP’s normative development?

  • Moderator: Ambassador Patriota
  • Gustavo Carlos Macedo, University of São Paulo
  • João Marcos Leme, Brazilian Embassy London
  • Antonio Jorge Ramalho, University of Brasilia
  • Kai Michael Kenkel, Instituto de Relações Internacionais at PUC-Rio

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break 

11:15-12:45 Operationalizing Responsibility to Protect: examining the full range of implementation mechanisms 

Questions to consider: How should RtoP be implemented from prevention to reaction? What are best practices for civilian protection and peacekeeping? How was RtoP used as a mediation tool in Kenya? What is the role of sanctions as a tool for atrocity prevention? Can force protect and, if so, when can it legitimately be used?

  • Moderator: Simon Adams, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Emily Paddon, Columbia University
  • Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Columbia University
  • Robert Pape, University of Chicago
  • Helen Mulvein, Legal Counsellor for the UK Mission to the UN

12:45-2:00 Lunch


2:00-2:25 Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Welsh and the Future of Responsibility to Protect 

2:25-4:00 The Future of Responsibility to Protect


Questions to consider: How has RtoP evolved since its adoption at the 2005 World Summit? How have the 2011 intervention in Libya and failure of the Security Council to address the situation in Syria impacted RtoP? Do member states still utilize RtoP language and mandates? How can RtoP overcome political gridlock at the Security Council? How do you foresee RtoP changing international atrocity prevention over the next ten years?

  • Moderator: Michael Doyle
  • Respondent: Dr. Welsh
  • Ambassador Patriota
  • Ambassador Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN (Co-chair of Group of Friends for RtoP)
  • Maggie Powers, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Philipp Rotmann, Global Public Policy Institute

4:00-5:00 Reception 

 

PANELISTS*:

  • Antonio de Aguiar Patriota holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo and two MAs (International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Political Science from IUPERJ). He has taught International Relations (IR) at the University of Brasilia since 1993. He has also worked as special advisor to the Minister of Defense since mid-2012. He chaired the Department of IR at the University of Brasilia for two terms and also directed both the Department of Cooperation of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and the Brazilian Cultural Center at Port-au-Prince. He also worked as Chief of Staff to the National Education Development Fund and Senior Civilian Defense Assistant to the Secretariat for Strategic Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency of the Republic. His research focuses on International Security, Peacekeeping Operations, and Brazilian Foreign & Defense Policies.

 

  • Gustavo Carlos Macedo is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at University of São Paulo (Brazil). He was also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (New York, US) from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Macedo is ISA's Additional Representative at the United Nations (New York, US). He was a researcher of the Brazilian Truth Commission (2013-2014). He received his MA in Political Science at University of São Paulo (Brazil), and his BA in Social Sciences at State University of Campinas (Brazil), and at Goldsmiths College at the University of London (UK). Mr. Macedo is a researcher at the International Relations Research Center (Brazil), and a Collaborative Researcher at the Human Rights Group of the National Institute of Studies on the United States (NISUS). He is a member of the Doctoral School at SciencesPo (France). Currently, he is the coordinator of International Relations Working Group of the Brazilian Graduation Forum of Political Science. He has experience in the following topics: international politics, use of force and human rights.

 

  • João Marcos Paes Leme, a career diplomat, joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1998. He has been a political counsellor at the Embassy of Brazil in London since February 2013. Prior to this posting he worked as an advisor to Brazil’s Foreign Minister (2011-12) and as press officer at the Ministry of Foreign Relations (2009-10) in Brasilia. He was also posted to Moscow (2007- 9) and Brussels (2004-7). In 2013, he wrote The Responsibility to Protect, before and after the   intervention in Libya: a Brazilian perspective, a thesis defended before Brazil’s diplomatic academy, Instituto Rio Branco.

 

  • Antonio Jorge Ramalho holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo and two MAs (International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Political Science from IUPERJ). He has taught International Relations (IR) at the University of Brasilia since 1993. He has also worked as special advisor to the Minister of Defense since mid-2012. He chaired the Department of IR at the University of Brasilia for two terms and also directed both the Department of Cooperation of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and the Brazilian Cultural Center at Port-au-Prince. He also worked as Chief of Staff to the National Education Development Fund and Senior Civilian Defense Assistant to the Secretariat for Strategic Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency of the Republic. His research focuses on International Security, Peacekeeping Operations, and Brazilian Foreign & Defense Policies. 

 

  • Kai Michael Kenkel graduated in with an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and with a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva. He publishes in the areas of peace operations, humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect (R2P), civilian-military relations and light weapons. Professor Kenkel teaches and guides in the area of international security, with an emphasis on intervention and peace operations. He is the editor of the journal "Contexto Internacional".

*For a full list of panelist biographies, please refer to the PDF at the bottom of this page 

 

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Audrey ABAYENA
    • Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN
  • Simon ADAMS
    • Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • George ANDREOPOULOS
    • Director of the Center for International Human Rights and Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice, City University of New York; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
  • Elazar BARKAN
    • Professor, International and Public Affairs; Director, SIPA's Human Rights Concentration; Director, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • Monica BERNARDO
    • Master’s Candidate, Columbia University
  • Evan CINQ-MARS
    • Research Analyst, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Sarah CLIFFE
    • Director, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
  • Michael W. DOYLE
    • Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative; Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science, Columbia University
  • Yasmine ERGAS
    • Director, Gender and Public Policy Specialization and Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Alicia EVANGELIDES
    • Assistant Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Page FORTNA
    • Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
  • Jue GAO
    • Student Rapporteur, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Gillian Travia GIWA
    • Master's Candidate, University of São Paulo
  • Michèle GRIFFIN
    • Director, Policy Planning Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Daniel GUIMARÃES
    • Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
  • John L. HIRSCH
    • Senior Adviser, International Peace Institute; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Philbert JOHNSON
    • Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN
  • Kai Michael KENKEL
    • Assistant Professor, Institute of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Gillian KITLEY
    • Senior Officer, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
  • Sarah KNUCKEY
    • Faculty co-director, Human Rights Institute; Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Human Rights Clinic, Columbia University Law School
  • João Marcos Paes LEME
    • Counsellor, Economic Section, Embassy of Brazil to the UK
  • Erik LINDBLAD
    • Student Rapporteur, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Elisabeth LINDENMAYER
    • Director of the UN Studies Program and Acting Director of the International Conflict Resolution Specialization, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Patrick LUNA
    • First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
  • Gustavo Carlos MACEDO
    • PhD Candidate, University of São Paulo; Visiting Fellow, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Helen MULVEIN
    • Legal Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the UN
  • Thomaz NAPOLEÃO
    • Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
  • Alonzo NEESE
    • Student Rapporteur, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Kate OFFERDAHL
    • Master's Candidate, Columbia University
  • Juliette PAAUWE
    • Political Advisor, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN
  • Emily PADDON
    • Rose Research Fellow in International Relations at the University of Oxford; European Research Council (ERC) Postdoctoral Fellow on the ‘Individualisation of War’ project; Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
  • Robert A. PAPE
    • Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; Director, Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism
  • Angela PATNODE
    • Program Associate, International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Antonio DE AGUIAR PATRIOTA
    • Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN
  • Maggie POWERS
    • Project Coordinator, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Antonio Jorge RAMALHO DA ROCHA
    • Professor of International Relations, University of Brasília; Special Advisor to the Brazilian Defense Minister
  • Philipp ROTMANN
    • Associate Director, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Somini SENGUPTA
    • UN Bureau Chief, The New York Times
  • Brigitte SION
    • Adjunct Associate Research Scholar in the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
  • Itai SNEH
    • Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Zeynep Sila SONMEZ
    • Student Rapporteur, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
  • Jaclyn STREITFELDHALL
    • Research & Publications Officer, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Marcos TOURINHO
    • Research Fellow, Fundação Getulio Varga, Center for International Relations São Paolo
  • Patrick TRAVERS
    • Consultant, Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Department of Political Affairs
  • Karel J. G. VAN OOSTEROM
    • Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN
  • Thomas G. WEISS
    • Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies; Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY (The City University of New York); Research Professor at SOAS, University of London
  • Jennifer WELSH
    • Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect; Professor in International Relations, University of Oxford; Professor and Chair in International Relations, European University Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College

 

MEETING VENUE & HOTEL INFORMATION:

Meeting Venue

Columbia University Campus Map Columbia University location in Manhattan

Columbia University Morningside Heights Campus

Faculty House

64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027

Phone: 1-212-854-1200

Email: fachouse@columbia.edu

http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/

 

Hotel Information 

Hotel Belleclaire

250 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

Phone: 1-212-362-7700

Email: FrontDesk@HotelBelleclaire.com

http://www.hotelbelleclaire.com/contact

When checking in to the hotel, please give the front desk your full name and let them know that your reservation is under the group: Columbia Responsibility to Protect Conference.

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