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Conference | Book Launch

Book Launch: Just Security in an Undergoverned World (OUP 2018)

Wednesday 21 March 2018
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague


Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) and the Faculty of Humanities will host a  launch event for Just Security in an Undergoverned World, which was recently published by Oxford University Press. The volume was co-edited by Dr. William Durch (Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center), Dr. Joris Larik (Assistant Professor of Comparative, EU and International Law at FGGA–LUC) and Dr. Richard Ponzio (Director of the Just Security 2020 Program at the Stimson Center).

The volume features 19 chapters and a foreword by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Minister for External Affairs Ibrahim Gambari. It offers the concept of “just security” in global governance to ensure that neither justice nor security imperatives are neglected as the world grapples with such critical issues as growing mass violence in fragile states, the threat of runaway climate change, and fears of devastating cross-border economic shocks and cyber-attacks. It presents, moreover, an array of policy-oriented recommendations to enable global governance networks and institutions to better meet 21st century threats and challenges, and to better exploit its emerging opportunities. The book contributes to the scholarly debate on global governance, its rules and institutions at large, as well as on some of the most salient global challenges today, providing new insights for modernizing our system of global governance and responding to its shortcomings.

The launch panel will be chaired by Prof. Judi Mesman, Dean of LUC and Professor of the Interdisciplinary Study of Societal Challenges. A selection of the volume’s contributors will present some of its main themes, findings and recommendations, including on the book’s conceptual framework (Dr. Joris Larik), state fragility and conflict prevention (Dr. Eamon Aloyo, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Humanities), technological responses to climate change (Dr. Menno van der Veen, University of Amsterdam/Tertium) and negotiating global governance reform (Tom Buitelaar, PhD Candidate at the European University Institute).

The event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

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