Date(s) - 25/05/2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Room S0.21 University of Warwick
Should the next UN Secretary General be a woman? Is it Eastern Europe’s turn to fill the post? Do UN insiders have a better chance at the organisation’s top job?
This event will explore issues related to the “1 For 7 Billion” campaign which aims to find the best possible replacement for Ban Ki-moon when his term finishes at the end of 2016.
The discussion will begin with an explanation of the Secretary-General’s role and functions. We will then take a look at the current and previous Secretaries-General and their relations with the great powers. We will briefly talk about the election process itself before examining the profiles of the candidates who have entered the race so far. Finally, we will touch upon civil society activism aimed at ensuring a transparent and inclusive election process.
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The speaker will be Kseniya Oksamytna, a sessional lecturer at the University of Warwick. She has a PhD from LUISS Guido Carli and the University of Geneva, completed in the framework of Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Globalisation, the EU, and Multilateralism.
Her research interests focus on norm diffusion, international organisations (including the autonomy and authority of their secretariats), and UN peacekeeping.
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