Global Governance, International Law, Power & Security 2020 Global Order Colloquium Thought Pieces

January 12, 2021
By Various Authors | Perry World House

The scholars and policy practitioners who attended our recent 2020 Global Order Colloquium on The UN at 75: Coronavirus and Competition have produced a series of thought pieces exploring the UN's legacy, how it could develop in future, and more.

Human Rights

The UN at 75 and Human Rights by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Perry World House Professor of Practice of Law and Human Rights, University of Pennsylvania 

What systemic reforms are needed to better protect international human rights through the UN? by Bathsheba Crocker, Vice President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice, CARE

Neither Heaven Nor Hell: The Broader/Deeper Tradeoff for Human Rights at the UN by Francesca Parente, Global Order Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Global Governance and the Development of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Reform and the Future of the UN

What Future for the United States and the United Nations? Republican rhetoric on the UN is damaging; a sustained defense from Democrats could help by Erin R. Graham, Associate Professor of Politics, Drexel University

Promoting Reform of UN Specialized Agencies by Mark Groombridge, Senior Research Analyst, Global Communicators

What is the single most important reform of the UN that could help it function more effectively? What is the single biggest factor preventing such reform? by Alanna O'Malley, Special Professor of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice, Leiden University

Can Multilateralism Backpedal? by Erik Voeten, Peter F. Krogh Professor of Geopolitics and Global Justice, Georgetown University

What is the single most important reform of the UN that could help it function more effectively? What is the single biggest factor preventing such reform? by James Raymond Vreeland, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Global Health

Vaccine Nationalism May Revolutionize Global Health (Again) by Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Global infectious disease governance: Getting off the WHO reform merry-go-round by Kelley Lee, Professor, Canada Research Chair Tier I, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Reimagining Global Health Governance by Jennifer Prah-Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania

International Security

What's the UN Security Council for Anyway? by Sergio Aguirre, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors and William Wagner, Senior Policy Adviser, U.S. Mission to the United Nations (link forthcoming)

The Intricacy of UN Security Council Reform by Martin Binder, Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Reading and Monika Heupel, Professor of Political Science, University of Bamberg (link forthcoming)

UN Peacekeeping After the Pandemic by Allison Carnegie, Associate Professor of Political Science, Columbia University and Austin Carson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago (link forthcoming)

The UNSC Reform Paradox by Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University Singapore (link forthcoming)