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Episode 27: Conversation - Jerome Bellion-Jourdan on negotiations for the greater good

Episode 27: Conversation - Jerome Bellion-Jourdan on negotiations for the greater good

July 3, 2020

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This episode delves into the world of negotiation. As we mark 100 years of multilateralism in Geneva and the UN turns 75, what is the role of negotiation in the multilateral context? For this conversation, we’re joined by Jerome Bellion-Jourdan for an online recording. He’s currently a Senior Fellow at the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and before that he served as the lead EU negotiator on a range of thematic issues such as Business and Human Rights as well as country situations in the UN Human Rights Council for almost 9 years. In this conversation, he shares insights into negotiating at the multilateral level, but also some opportunities he sees for change and evolution in the practice of negotiation to address global challenges.

He is currently working to explore the potential for an initiative which would provide the space to experiment new formats of negotiations with notably the use of technology to make them more inclusive, and to foster negotiations towards the greater good. He is supported by a team of individuals from international organisations, governments, business, civil society and others contributing pro bono to prepare for a first experiment of a “virtual and inclusive negotiation for the world after COVID-19”. He also shares on some tips on how we can all bring more inclusive conversations and negotiations into our own fields and daily lives.

Here below are some resources from the conversation and more. 

Resources on the project for an international negotiation platform (Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva)

Readings:

Content:

Speaker: Jerome Bellion-Jourdan.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Images: UN Geneva Library & Archives, Jerome Bellion-Jourdan.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

 

Episode 26: Knowledge Rising - Holly Syrett & Colette Grosscurt on the global impact of our wardrobe, and acting for local and multilateral change.

Episode 26: Knowledge Rising - Holly Syrett & Colette Grosscurt on the global impact of our wardrobe, and acting for local and multilateral change.

May 29, 2020

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This episode begins a new series on the podcast called Knowledge Rising, which is dedicated to speaking with young activists, knowledge-shapers and knowledge-makers, in order to hear their own insights on the global issues they’re working on and are passionate about. The series is a space to build our understanding collectively about how we can act on the issues that affect our common future.

We kick off with a conversation on the global impact of what we wear: the fashion and apparel industry. Holly Syrett (Senior Sustainability Manager at the Global Fashion Agenda) and Colette Grosscurt (a Responsible Investment Officer at ACTIAM) are based in Amsterdam and are dedicating a lot of their work to helping change the fashion industry to a more sustainable one. They’re both part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community, a network of young people driving action and change on global challenges. They together co-founded the initiative called Shaping Fashion, and in this conversation share their own insights into this industry, which accounts for at least 8 to 10 per cent of global greenhouse emissions among other impacts on the environment, labor rights and gender equality. They also share what is needed to bring about change globally through multilateral efforts, but also what we can all do to act now by choosing more consciously what we wear.

Further Resources:

The Shaping Fashion initiative: https://www.weforum.org/projects/shaping-fashion & https://www.globalshapers.org/impact/shaping-fashion

Content:

Speakers: Holly Syrett and Colette Grosscurt.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Holly Syrett and Colette Grosscurt/Shaping Fashion.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Episode 25: Scott Weber on the power of building peace through community, trust & resilience.

Episode 25: Scott Weber on the power of building peace through community, trust & resilience.

May 8, 2020

This episode brings a conversation on peace: how is it defined and achieved in communities and societies, and how does it stick? 

UN Geneva Library & Archives Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Scott Weber, the president of Interpeace. Interpeace was originally founded in 1994 by the United Nations, but as it evolved became an independent non-governmental organization in 2000, with continued strong links with the UN.   

Scott has dedicated his career to supporting people in many parts of the world to build peace for themselves. You'll hear his insights into what he sees as vital to measure and to focus on as communities seek to build peace amid conflict and after conflict; what he thinks are some key challenges in current peacemaking and peace-building; and some ways in which Interpeace is framing peace processes and tools in different ways, and building on the knowledge and resilience of communities. 

Interpeace Resources 

To learn more about Interpeace, visit their websitehttps://www.interpeace.org/ and follow Scott Weber on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Scott_M_Weber  

Library & Archives Resources 

You can also visit our dedicated Research Guide on Peacehttps://libraryresources.unog.ch/peace or our more specific Research Guide on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nationshttps://libraryresources.unog.ch/womendiplomacy/peace  

Content:

Speakers: Scott Weber & Francesco Pisano.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Interpeace.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Edition spéciale : Lancement de « ONU Info Genève »

Edition spéciale : Lancement de « ONU Info Genève »

April 24, 2020

Pour marquer la Journée internationale du multilatéralisme et de la diplomatie au service de la paix (24 avril) et le lancement du nouveau site Web de l'ONU à Genève, le Service de l’information des Nations Unies à Genève présente son nouveau journal radio « ONU Info Genève ».

Tous les vendredis sur le site web de l’ONU à Genève, retrouvez l’essentiel de l’actualité de la semaine du Palais des Nations et de la Genève internationale alimentée par nos journalistes.

Au menu de cette première édition:

  • La Directrice Générale des Nations Unies à Genève, Tatiana Valovaya, qui évoque les deux événements liés à la Journée internationale du multilatéralisme et de la diplomatie au service de la paix.

  • Les conséquences potentiellement désastreuses du Covid-19 sur la sécurité alimentaire.
  • Le Covid-19 ne doit pas éclipser la lutte contre les changements climatiques.
Episode 24: Conversation - Caroline Kende-Robb on fighting for social justice & supporting women in leadership

Episode 24: Conversation - Caroline Kende-Robb on fighting for social justice & supporting women in leadership

April 24, 2020

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Geneva Library & Archives. Episode 24 brings a conversation on two subjects that are also interconnected: social justice and leadership, especially women in leadership.

We’re joined by Caroline Kende-Robb, who currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the African Center for Economic Transformation. Before that, she held a range of roles including as the Secretary General of CARE International, the Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel, and roles at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and in The Gambia in the field of community development.

Caroline has dedicated much of her life to fighting social injustice and to supporting women in leadership. In this conversation, she shares with UN Geneva Library & Archives Director Francesco Pisano her experiences and her knowledge about these ideas, especially as they relate to our changing world. You’ll also hear stories from her time working in these different organisations, as well as how she sees leadership, including women in leadership, as we continue to question, debate and explore the idea of leadership today and in the future.

Resources

To learn more about Caroline and her work, follow her on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/CarolineKende

Find out about Yuvel Noah Harrari's books, mentioned by Caroline: https://www.ynharari.com

To learn more about the African Progress Panel and their reports, visit: http://www.africaprogresspanel.org/ & https://twitter.com/africaprogress

Library Resources

Check out the Library Resource Guide on Women & Gender Equality: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/gender and Women & Global Diplomacy: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/womendiplomacy

Content:

Speakers: Caroline-Kende Robb & Francesco Pisano.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Caroline Kende-Robb.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Episode 23: Conversation - ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact.

Episode 23: Conversation - ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact.

April 9, 2020

Welcome to Episode 23 of The Next Page podcast. In this episode, UN Library & Archives Geneva Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

This conversation will take you on a deeper look into the ICRC, established more than a century ago. Peter Maurer shares about its identities that have developed over time, and gives insights into its connection with the United Nations; the role of young people in the work of the organisation; the value of new ways of thinking and mobilising resources to ensure work that has impact; and what multilateralism means for the ICRC in practice today and in the future. As this episode is recorded online, as we together respond to the pandemic of COVID-19, he also shares what the ICRC is doing and learning from this current situation. 

ICRC Resources

To learn more about Peter Maurer and the work of the ICRC, head to: https://www.icrc.org/en/person/peter-maurer and https://www.icrc.org/en/who-we-are.  

You can also keep up-to-date via Twitter: https://twitter.com/PMaurerICRC and https://twitter.com/ICRC.  

In addition, learn more about the Geneva Conventions: https://www.icrc.org/en/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions, and the book A Memory of Solferino by Henri Dunant: https://www.icrc.org/en/publication/0361-memory-solferino

Library Resources

To explore the Library's online collection on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), visit here: https://tinyurl.com/oaihl20  or take a  look at the Library's selection of resources on IHL from our collections (print and online) for the last 10 years: https://tinyurl.com/ihl201020

Content:

Speakers: Peter Maurer & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: International Committee of the Red Cross.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Episode 22: Conversation - Professor Glenda Sluga on multilateralism, internationalism, and our capacity to imagine a better world.

Episode 22: Conversation - Professor Glenda Sluga on multilateralism, internationalism, and our capacity to imagine a better world.

March 27, 2020

Welcome to Episode 22, featuring Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History at the University of Sydney. She's the author of the book Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism, among other publications, and her research interests span from nationalism and internationalisms, to global and international history, diplomatic history, women and gender, peacemaking, and more.  

She visited the Library recently for a debate on the Evolution of Multilateralism, Perspectives from the Global South. We have a video recording of that Library Talk if you’d like to check it out. We also invited her for a conversation on the podcast, where she shares her thoughts on the meanings of multilateralism and internationalism. What are the differences and connections between the two, and why is this important? We also look at her views on how multilateralism has evolved over the past century, how it’s impacted such areas as gender equality, and also how multilateralism is linked to our everyday lives and our understanding of our place in the world.  

To explore more resources, head to the links below: 

UN Geneva Library & Archives Library Talk on the Evolution of Multilateralism: Perspectives from the Global South: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLGwAtmyZk&list=PLmzrhlc0gF6KfnUyPYsCw5RfJj_UuXydp&index=6  

Follow Glenda Sluga on Twitter through the Laureate Research Program on International History account: https://twitter.com/IntHist 

Learn about the Edith Trilogy of novels by Frank Moorehouse, a fictional series set at the time of the League of Nations: https://www.booktopia.com.au/blog/2011/10/05/frank-moorhouse-author-of-the-edith-trilogy-grand-days-dark-palace-and-now-cold-light-answers-ten-terrifying-questions/  

Visit our website on the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/

Content:

Speaker: Glenda Sluga

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: University of Sydney. 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

 

Episode 21: Conversation - Diplomat Jivan Gjorgjinski on the role of small states, creativity and a ‘climate of legality’ in multilateralism.

Episode 21: Conversation - Diplomat Jivan Gjorgjinski on the role of small states, creativity and a ‘climate of legality’ in multilateralism.

March 6, 2020

Thanks for joining us on The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Geneva Library & Archives. In Episode 21, our podcast guest brings you ideas from the perspective of a diplomat. The UN Geneva Library & Archives Director, Francesco Pisano, sits down with Jivan Gjorgjinski, a diplomat who served for 3 years in Geneva as Head (chargé d'affaires) of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of North Macedonia to the UN in Geneva from June 2016 to July 2019.   

In this discussion, he shares what it was like working in multilateral diplomacy in Geneva, and what this means in action, giving particular highlights from two key experiences: chairing the 2018 Meeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), and the 2019 CCW GG on LAWS, or the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems.  

He explains more about these legal instruments and why they are key examples of multilateralism in action. He also looks at some critical questions: the role of small-state diplomats in the UN, the role of and opportunity for small states in multilateralism, and how diversity, creativity, and finding common ground come into play in multilateralism. 

You’ll even hear a bit about why we should be more like a sci-fi series you might know well!  

To follow Jivan Gjorgjinski on Twitter, head here: https://twitter.com/jivan_gj 

You can also find out more about the Biological Weapons Convention: https://bit.ly/2VPkiRf and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weaponshttps://bit.ly/2VPkiRf at the UN Geneva website. 

We also have Library Research Guides on Biological Weapons & Chemical Weapons, check them out here as part of the Disarmament series: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/?b=s

Content:

Speakers: Jivan Gjorgjinski & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Jivan Gjorgjinski.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Episode 20: Conversation - Catherine Bertini on Leading Transformational Change in International Organizations

Episode 20: Conversation - Catherine Bertini on Leading Transformational Change in International Organizations

February 21, 2020

What is transformational change, and when might it be needed in an organisation? This episode brings to you a conversation on leadership and change, particularly on the role of transformational change in international organisations. Our guest is Catherine Bertini, who served as the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) for 10 years from 1992 to 2002, among other roles in government, the private sector and academia. She was, at the time of her appointment, the third woman to have led a UN agency. Shortly after leaving WFP, she was awarded the World Food Prize in 2003 for the change she led in the organization.  

Today, she is a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, and in this role published a recent report called Leading Change in UN Organizations. She sits down with our Director Francesco Pisano, to speak about the key issues in the report, transformational change and the current state of affairs in global governance, as well as what she’s learned about women in leadership, and the role of youth in leading change at the international level.   

For more information about Catherine Bertini’s work, head to her websitewww.catherinebertini.com/. Her report, Leading Change in UN Organizations, is available herehttps://bit.ly/2T10ffW.  

Catherine Bertini also led a leadership discussion at the Knowledge & Learning Commons at UN Geneva. Find out more and links to other UN resources on leadership and change here: https://bit.ly/2PeAlUR.   

For even more learning, you can find Library’s Research Guides on Women & Global Diplomacy: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/womendiplomacy and Multilateralism: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/multilateralism online.  

Content:

Speakers: Catherine Bertini & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Library and Archives Geneva.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library and Archives Geneva.

Episode 19: Book Talk - Alan Doss on A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars

Episode 19: Book Talk - Alan Doss on A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars

February 7, 2020

In this episode of The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Library & Archives Geneva, we welcome Alan Doss, author of the newly published book, A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars (a project of the International Peace Institute and published by Lynne Rienner Press).  

Alan Doss served as special representative of the UN Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, among other posts. He now serves as president of the Kofi Annan Foundation in Geneva.  

In this Book Talk episode, Alan Doss sits down with the Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, to share about his book, which looks at his decade in four peacekeeping operations in Africa. He also shares his insights from many years serving with the UN in peace operations, from the role of peacekeeping and how it has changed over the decades, what he’s learned about leadership in complex environments, and what he sees for the future of UN peace operations. He also shares some personal reflections on former UN Secretary-General the late Kofi Annan, and the legacies he left not only as a leader but as a person.  

For more information about Alan Doss and his work, visit herehttps://www.kofiannanfoundation.org/member/alan-doss/  or find him on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AlanCDoss 

To learn more about his book A Peacekeeper in Africa, head to Lynne Rienner Publishers: https://www.rienner.com/title/A_Peacekeeper_in_Africa_Learning_from_UN_Interventions_in_Other_People_s_Wars 

Content:

Speakers: Alan Doss & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Kofi Annan Foundation.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library Geneva.

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Episode 18: Book Talk - Amandeep Gill on Nuclear Security Summits: A History

Episode 18: Book Talk - Amandeep Gill on Nuclear Security Summits: A History

January 24, 2020

Welcome to the second episode of 2020! In this recording for our Book Talk series, the Director at the Library, Francesco Pisano, speaks with Ambassador Amandeep Gill about his book published in 2019, called Nuclear Security Summits: A HistoryThis book looks at how nuclear security has developed over the period from 1945 to 2006, as well as how it has evolved in practice in more recent years through the Nuclear Security Summits between 2010 and 2016.  

Ambassador Gill has a range of experience in this field and in others, having taken part in 3 of the summits. For this conversation he shares what his book is about and why he thinks the Nuclear Security Summits changed the domain of nuclear security, through driving what he calls nuclear learnings and knowledge-making. He touches upon ideas around collective intelligence, and the role of leadership but also knowledge communities springing up around the topic, and how such negotiations can also be translated to other multilateral domains such as climate change or artificial intelligence negotiations. 

Ambassador Amandeep Gill is currently Director of the Global Health Centre project on International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR). He was Executive Director and co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation until August 2019. He previously served as India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. You can find out more about his experience here: https://graduateinstitute.ch/academic-departments/faculty/amandeep-singh-gill 

You can find Amandeep Gill on Twitter @gioasempre: https://twitter.com/gioasempre, and his book at Palgrave Macmillan: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030280376.  

The UN Library Geneva also has 8 research guides on disarmament topics, including one on Nuclear Weapons. You can find out more about them here: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/?b=s.  
 

Content:

Speakers: Amandeep Gill & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editors: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Graduate Institute Geneva.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Episode 17: Conversation -  Jayathma Wickramanayake on leadership, youth & multilateralism.

Episode 17: Conversation - Jayathma Wickramanayake on leadership, youth & multilateralism.

January 10, 2020

In this episode of our Conversations series, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, shares her insights on leadership and youth--particularly young women leaders--with the Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano. It's a fascinating look in to her own experiences, as well as her aspirations and role models, as a leader engaged in advancing multilateralism with youth across the world. 

Jayathma Wickramanayake is Sri Lankan and was appointed as the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in 2017, the second person to be appointed into this position. Before joining the UN, she played an active role in youth politics, development and  engagement in Sri Lanka. 

Follow Jayathma Wickramanayake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNYouthEnvoy, and  learn more about Youth2030: The United Nations Strategy on Youth here: https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/youth-un/

You can also find the Library's research guides on Women & Gender Equality, Women and Global Diplomacy and Multilateralism at our website: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/?b=s.

Content:

Speakers: Jayathma Wickramanayake & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Camille Chambinaud.

Sound Editors: Camille Chambinaud & Natalie Alexander.

Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN/Mette Lybye Poulsen.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Holiday Special Episode - Library Insiders: Stacks, Ghosts and 007.

Holiday Special Episode - Library Insiders: Stacks, Ghosts and 007.

December 23, 2019

Welcome to this holiday special episode of The Next Page podcast! As 2019 draws to a close, we take you on a tour of the UN Library Geneva, which this year celebrates 100 years since its founding. How does the Library support multilateralism? You'll hear stories from four of our Library colleagues as they work to support research and understanding on multilateralism. Bonus: they also give us their tips for their favorite holiday reads! Find links to all of the resources they mention below. Enjoy, and happy holidays from the UN Library Geneva.

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Bienvenu.e dans cet épisode spécial de The Next Page! Pour la fin de l'année 2019, nous avons fait le tour de la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève qui a fêté ses 100 ans cette année. Comment est-ce que la Bibliothèque supporte le multilatéralisme? Vous en saurez plus en écoutant quatre histoires de collègues racontant comment leur travail soutient la recherche sur le multilateralisme. Et en bonus, vous entendrez des suggestions de lecture pour les fêtes! Les liens vers les resources sont mentionnées ci-après. Bonne écoute et bonnes fêtes!

Chapter 1: Sebastien Vernay

Sébastien Vernay est assistant bibliothécaire dans la section des services. Il anime les visites de groupe à la bibliothèque, vous trouverez plus d'information sur la page web dédiée: https://bit.ly/2PJJbL3.

Vous pouvez consulter le catalogue sur Global Search, et les différents guides de recherche ici: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/global.

Sa suggestion de lecture pour les fêtes es "L'ONU pour les Nuls", de Yves Berthelot et Jean-Michel Jakobowicz: https://bit.ly/2SaZO3J.

Chapter 2: Mélanie Kamar

Mélanie Kamar is a Team Analyst for the LONTAD Project (the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project). To learn more about this five-year project to digitize the League of Nations Archives (around 15 million pages of content!), visit the websitehttps://lontad-project.unog.ch/.

You can also follow the project's unofficial mascot @lontadinho on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lontadinho

Mélanie's holiday read is A Feminist Manifesto in 15 suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: https://bit.ly/2EA7x3k

Chapter 3: Cristina Giordano

Cristina Giordano est cheffe du groupe de la gestion des connaissances dans la section des services de la Bibliothèque. Elle a participé à la préparation et mise en place de l'exposition "Stronger Multilateralism Through Knwoledge and Archives" à l'occasion de l'anniversaire des 100 ans et visible au 3ème étage de l'Angle A/B du Palais des Nations.

Sa suggestion de lecture pour les fêtes est "Genève Émois" de Marie-José Astre-Démoulin: https://www.ed-des-sables.ch/publications.htm#

Chapter 4: Stefan Vukotic 

Stefan Vukotic is the Chief of the Archives Management Unit. To learn more about the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva, head here: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/front.

Stefan's book recommendation is The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Presenthttps://unipress.dk/udgivelser/l/the-league-of-nations/, edited by Karen Gram-Skjoldager and Haakon Ikonomou. 

Content:

Speakers: Sebastien Vernay, Mélanie Kamar, Cristina Giardano and Stefan Vukotic.

Hosts & Sound Editors: Natalie Alexander & Camille Chambinaud.

Images: UN Library Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

 
 
 
Episode 16: Library Talk - Women who Shaped Internationalism

Episode 16: Library Talk - Women who Shaped Internationalism

December 13, 2019

In this episode of our Library Talk series, Katharina Rietzler and Myriam Piguet share their research and insights into some of the women who shaped internationalism. The discussion, moderated by the UN Library Geneva’s Scientific Advisor, Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf, highlights the contribution of women in the early years of international organizations and how this impacted the development of international affairs and international thought. They also share some of the challenges of conducting research on women in this field.

This Library Talk was part of the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva celebration. For more information, you can visit the website or listen to Episode 2, introducing our #Multilateralism100 series.

Katharina Rietzler is a researcher at the University of Sussex. She focuses on internationalism and American history. Stay tuned for a special episode on Florence Wilson, the first Librarian of the League of Nations, in 2020.

Myriam Piguet is a PhD student and researcher at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. She contributed to the book The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present, Aarhus, Aarhus University Press, that you can find in our catalogue. She was also part of the 100elles project in Geneva, that renamed 100 streets with names of women who contributed to the historical development of the city and its area.

You can find more resources relating to this topic in the booklist put together for this event here. The UN Library Geneva also has research guides on Women & Gender Equality, Women and Global Diplomacy and Multilateralism available online.

If you are interested in gender related topics, we invite you to take a listen to Episode 10 with Ambassador Nazhat Shameen Khan on women in leadership, and to Episode 11 with Fatima Sator on how gender equality was included in the UN Charter.

Content:

Speakers: Katharina Rietzler & Myriam Piguet.

Moderation: Pierre-Étienne Bourneuf.

Host & Sound Editor: Camille Chambinaud.

Images: UN Library Geneva/Ingrid Louise Mondet.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Episode 15: #Multilateralism100 - Multilateralism in Motion: the lasting impact & innovations of the League of Nations.

Episode 15: #Multilateralism100 - Multilateralism in Motion: the lasting impact & innovations of the League of Nations.

November 22, 2019

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Library Geneva. This episode continues our #Multilateralism100 series, where we explore some of the issues and the people that have shaped multilateralism since the creation of the League of Nations to its transition to the United Nations today, as we mark the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva. 

What ideas are coming out today on the impact and the work of the League, and what opportunities for research are still to come? For this conversation, we had two academics in the studio, Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor at Aarhus University) and Haakon Ikonomou (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen), to share what they’re up to, and a recently published book that they edited, called The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present

How did the League shape modern multilateralism, what are some innovations that have continued in today’s international organisations, what is being thought of and seen in new ways? They both share their views and some insights from the book, which brings in new ideas from a range of researchers currently exploring the workings of the League. 

Further resources: 

Read more at the Aarhus University Blog, The Invention of International Bureaucracy: https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/blog/  as well as publications that have come out of the blog project: https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/publications/  

Find out about the book, The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present: https://unipress.dk/udgivelser/l/the-league-of-nations/    

Learn more about the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/

Content:

Speakers: Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor, PhD, Aarhus University) and Haakon Ikonomou (Associate Professor, PhD, University of Copenhagen)

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Aarhus University & UN Library Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

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