Center for Preventive Action United Nations Roundtable Series

Director: Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow
April 2009 - Present

The UN Roundtable meeting series seeks to organize high-level discussions with senior UN officials, including officials from member states and regional organizations, on timely issues related to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, and international security. A core group of selected invitees from member state governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental communities will participate in these discussions. The goal of these not-for-attribution meetings is to raise awareness of the role of the UN in addressing critical issues of peace and security. The UN Roundtable meeting series is cosponsored by the Center for Preventive Action and the Program on International Institutions and Global Governance.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Speakers:

Stephan Tafrov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN Chair of the UN General Assembly Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee, Elizabeth M. Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2014

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Global Counterterrorism Strategies

Speakers:

Jean-Paul Laborde, UN Security Council Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Kimberly Prost, UN Security Council al-Qaeada Sanctions Committee, Anton Du Plessis, Institute for Security Studies

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow
November 4, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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The Protection of Journalists in Armed Conflict

Speakers:

Suzanne Bilello, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Julia Thallinger, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 27, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Implementing the U.S. National Action Plan Women, Peace, and Security

Speakers:

Rob Berschinski, National Security Council, Colleen Laughlin, Department of Defense, Brig. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Department of Defense

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
April 4, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Engaging with Nonstate Armed Groups

Speakers:

Payton L. Knopf, U.S. Department of State, Teresa Whitfield, Center on International Cooperation

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Fellow for Preventive Action
December 13, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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A Conversation with Riyad Mansour

Speaker:

Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
September 9, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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The United States and the Future of Peacekeeping

Speaker:

Annie Pforzeimer, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Assessing AMISOM: A Progress Report from the AU Mission in Somalia

Speakers:

His Excellency Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Bronwyn E. Bruton, One Earth Future Foundation

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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UN's Role in Protecting Women and Children in Conflict

Speakers:

Susan Bissell, United Nations, Margot Wallström, United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
February 24, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Drones on Trial: The United States Before the Human Rights Council

Speakers:

Philip Alston, New York University School of Law, Ashley S. Deeks, Columbia University School of Law

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
November 11, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Assessing UN and U.S. Policy for Somalia

Speakers:

Bronwyn E. Bruton, Council on Foreign Relations, Joao Honwana, Africa I Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
April 6, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Iran Sanctions: Negotiating a Fourth UN Security Council Sanctions Resolution on Iran

Speakers:

Brian Hook, Latitude, LLC, Patrick Clawson, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Presider:

Kara C. McDonald, Council on Foreign Relations
March 16, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

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France-UK-U.S. Cooperation in the UN Security Council and Beyond

Speakers:

Gerard Araud, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Alejandro Daniel Wolff, Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations

Presiders:

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Kara C. McDonald, Council on Foreign Relations
January 27, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect and the Challenge of Genocide Prevention in the United Nations

Speakers:

Edward C. Luck, International Peace Institute, Francis M. Deng, United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
January 13, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York, NY

Lessons Learned by Non-Permanent Members of the UN Security Council

Speakers:

Le Luong Minh, Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the UN, Jorge Urbina, Permament Mission of Costa Rica to the UN, Ranko Vilovic, .Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the UN

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention, Council on Foreign Relations
December 16, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York, NY

The Middle East Peace Process: A Conversation with Robert Serry

Speakers:

Robert Serry, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East, United Nations, Micah Zenko, Fellow, Center for Preventive Action, CFR
September 21, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington, D.C.

Relief and Development in a New Era of U.S. Engagement

Speaker:

Gayle E. Smith, National Security Council

Presider:

Kara C. McDonald, International Affairs Fellow, CFR
September 10, 2009 12:15-2:00 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

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The UN Mission in Sudan: A Conversation with Ambassador Ashraf Qazi

Speaker:

Ambassador Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sudan, United Nations

Discussant:

Andrew S. Natsios, Georgetown University

Presider:

Kara C. McDonald, Council on Foreign Relations
June 22, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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The UN Mission in Iraq: A Conversation with Staffan de Mistura

Speaker:

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
June 22, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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The United Nation's Role in Conflict Prevention: A Conversation with Robert C. Orr

Speaker:

Robert C. Orr, United Nations

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
May 11, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.