LISD sponsored a lecture series, “The Emerging International System: Actors, Interactions, Perceptions, Security” during the Fall 2001 semester. This series served to analyze and elaborate on conceptual dimensions of the emerging global environment, as well as to examine the effects of these developments from the perspective of selected regional settings.
A panel discussion on the topic of “Religion, Conflict, and War” kicked-off the series on October 18, 2001. Panelists included L. Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus; Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, LISD Director; Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice; Paul Heck, Cotsen Fellow with the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts; Rajiv Malhotra, President of the Infinity Foundation, Princeton; and Paul Sigmund, Professor of Politics.
Additional lectures in the series were presented by:
• Robert Finn, former US Ambassador to Tajikistan
• Curt Gasteyger, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
• G. John Ikenberry, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
• Professor Karl Kaiser, DGAP, Berlin, Germany
• Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the US
• Martha Brill Olcott, Senior Associate and Director of the Project on Ethnicity and Politics in the former Soviet Union, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
• Albert Rohan, Ambassador, Secretary-General of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna
• Amin Saikal, Australian National University
• Anne-Marie Slaughter, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School
• Javier Solana, Secretary-General of the Council of the EU, and the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy