The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. Joseph Maila, Professor of International Relations and International Mediation and Negotiation at Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris, will be the featured speaker for the session. He will discuss, "International Disorders and Political Order: The Dilemmas of Global Diplomacy." Lunch will be served. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.
The seminar is co-sponsored with the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and the European Union Program.
Joseph Maila is Professor of International Relations and International Mediation and Negotiation at Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris. A graduate in Law, Political Science, and Philosophy, Maila holds a PhD in Philosophy and a PhD in Political Sociology from the University of Paris. He graduated, valedictorian class of 1972, from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques). Maila was previously Director of the Policy Planning at the Department at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Quai d’Orsay) from 2010-2012, Head of the Religious Affairs Department at Quai d'Orsay (2008-2009), and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences and President of the Catholic University of Paris (1997-2006). He has been an invited professor and researcher at several European, US and other universities, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph University (Jesuit) of Beirut, Lebanon.
Maila has published widely in philosophy, conflict resolution, international relations, and Islam. He was a member of the French Commission (White Paper) on Defense and National Security (2012-2013), member of the White Paper Commission on Foreign and European policy of France (2008), participating member in the First Forum of Catholic-Muslim Dialogue (State of the Vatican, 2008), member and expert in charge of the preparation of the conference organized by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) on "Contemporary Practices of Political Mediation " (Geneva, 2007), member and expert in the Commission of the OIF in charge of the preparation of the International Conference of St. Boniface (Canada) on "Human Security and Conflict Prevention" (2006), and member and expert of the Commission of the OIF in charge of the preparation of the Conference of Bamako (Mali) on “Democracy, Human Rights and Peace” (2000). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Etudes and Esprit, and co-founder of the Cahiers de L’Orient (1986) and Chief Editor until 1992.