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International Organizations and Military Affairs

  • Hylke Dijkstra (Maastricht University)
Wednesday 15 February 2017
Wijnhaven - room 348

About the lecture

From the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations to the NATO International Staff and the European External Action Service, international bureaucrats make decisions that affect life and death. In carrying out their functions, these officials not only facilitate the work of the member states, but also pursue their own distinct agendas. How do states seek to control secretariats when it comes to military operations by international organizations? How do they benefit from their work without becoming dependent on the work of secretariats? This seminar will be about the details of military planning by international organizations. From Brussels to New York; and from Libya to Somalia and South Sudan.


About the speaker

Dr. Hylke Dijkstra is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford, where he was also affiliated to Nuffield College. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Security Policy.

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About the seminars:

Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA) Research Seminar Series

Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA) Research Seminar Series is a series launched by the Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. The seminars of internationally acknowledged guest researchers and faculty members deal with current research topics in diplomacy, international relations, global affairs, and political economy broadly conceived and target a broad audience through their interdisciplinary focus.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. dr. M.O. Hosli (coordinator)

Dr. J.J. Kantorowicz


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