26 May, 2011
Europe, the UN and the International Order in Transition
|Date:||Thursday, 26th May 2011
|Time:||10.00 - 11.30 am (EST)|
Conference Room D,
Mr. Ripoll will talk about the EU's relationship with the UN, the relationship between Europe and emerging countries and the role of values in these entities. Mr. Ripoll will also examine what the financial crisis and the jasmine revolution have meant for Europe's emergence as an actor and the challenge for Europeans to either be a more cohesive society or one that is more dual America.
- Antoine Ripoll, Chef de Cabinet du President, European Parliament
- Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York.
Antoine Ripoll has devoted his career so far to the European construction. After the OECD, he moved to Brussels where he held various positions at the European Commission, and at the European Parliament, the rising body since the Lisbon Treaty. He is currently the Chief of Staff of Joseph Daul, EPP (European People's Party) Group Chairman in the European Parliament, and the Deputy Secretary-General of the EPP, the most important and influential in Brussels. Mr. Ripoll was Special Advisor in charge of the Eastern and Central European Countries' accession to the EU; the European Parliament Administrator in charge of Environment/Public Health Committee and later on, the Civil Liberties Committee. He was also in the Press Service and Strategy Unit. Mr. Ripoll speaks French, English and Italian.
Jean-Marc Coicaud is the Director of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations Headquarters (New York). He was Senior Academic Officer and Director of Studies at the UNU Headquarters (Tokyo) from 1996 to 2003. From 1992 to 1996, he served in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali. A former fellow at Harvard University (Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy and Harvard Law School, from 1986 to 1992), Coicaud has held appointments such as Cultural Attaché with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Legislative Aide with the European Parliament (Financial Committee). He has also been a Visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure-Ulm in Paris and has taught at the New School for Social Research (New York). In addition, he has been a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, D.C.), a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law and a Visiting Scholar at the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University (Beijing). Coicaud holds a Ph.D. in Political Science-Law from the Sorbonne and a Doctorat d'État in philosophy from the Institut d'Études Politiques of Paris. Jean-Marc Coicaud has published 14 books in the fields of comparative politics, political and legal theory, international relations and international law. They are available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic, and include the following single-authored books: L'introuvable démocratie autoritaire (L'Harmattan, 1996), Légitimité et Politique (Presses Universitaires de France, 1997), Politics and Legitimacy: A Contribution to the Study of Political Right and Political Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Beyond the National Interest (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2007), Kokuren no Genkai/Kokuren no Mirai (Future of the UN/Limits of the UN - Fujiwara Shoten, 2007), Mai Xiang Guo Ji Fa Zhi (Towards the International Rule of Law - Sanlian Shudian, 2008). His latest book, co-edited with Hilary Charlesworth, is Fault Lines of International Legitimacy (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
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