Research Workshops are part of the Research Collaboration between INU member universities. The workshops can be held at any INU member university and deal with issues that are high on the member universities’ research agendas. The most recent Research Workshop on Humanitarian Intervention took place in Malmö in March 2010.
WORKSHOP ON HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION – 2011
On March 4, 2010, an INU Research Workshop on Humanitarian Intervention took place at Malmö University. Dr Pauline Stoltz, Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, coordinated the Workshop. 13 academics from 9 universities around the world participated in stimulating discussions on topic
The INU was very pleased to present keynote speakers Hans Corell and Gregory Lee.
Mr. Hans Corell (Sweden) served Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations from March 1994 to March 2004. Before joining the United Nations, he was Ambassador in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was co-author of the CSCE proposal for the establishment of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Secretary-General’s representative at the 1998 UN Conference that adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
During his service in the United Nations he was also involved in the establishment of the International Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Extraordinary Chambers of the national courts of Cambodia for trial of the senior Khmer Rouge leaders.
Mr. Corell gave the much appreciated initiating keynote speech, which can be found on his website.
The second Keynote Speech of the day was given by Professor Gregory Lee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor/First Vice-President – Research, Jean Moulin University of Lyons. He is Professor of Chinese and Transcultural Studies, Director of the Institute of Transtextual and Transcultural Studies (IETT) at the Jean Moulin University of Lyons and Editor of the trilingual periodical Transtext(e)s-Transcultures: A Journal of Global Cultural Studies.
Professor Lee discussed Chinese philosophical attitudes towards humanitarian intervention historically and towards human rights in modern times, linking this to the difficult but necessary construction of a just history of the wrongs done to Asian peoples under colonialism. This construction is now almost impossible given that Western attention is focussed exclusively on the rise of China and India as economic and political powers.
The day continued with paper sessions, where participants’ paper contributions resulted in very interesting discussions.
For more information about any upcoming INU Workshops, please contact the INU Secretariat.