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DIIS seminar on Embattled Sovereignty: India, the UN, and Humanitarian Intervention

December 11, 2013 - 15:00-16:30

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) is holding a seminar entitled Embattled Sovereignty: India, the UN, and Humanitarian Intervention on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. 

The seminar will focus on what role would India play as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Would New Delhi push for humanitarian intervention and the Responsibility to Protect in war-torn countries such as Syria, Congo, and Sudan? Or would India present alternative norms for international peace and security?

India is pushing for UN reform and a permanent seat on the UN Security Council as the world body towards its 70th anniversary summit in 2015. But was India’s “audition” on the UN Security Council between 2010 and 2012 a successful one? This seminar will consider India’s evolving role in the UN and explore how India’s own experience with internal conflict has shaped its position towards humanitarian intervention to protect civilians in foreign countries. It is part of a DIIS seminar series, which focuses on the security and foreign policy implications of the rising BRIC-states (Brazil, Russia, India, and China).

Rohan Mukherjee, a PhD Candidate at the Department of Politics, Princeton University will speak at the seminar which will be held in English. He specializes in Indian foreign policy, and his work has appeared in leading international studies journals, including Survival, Global Governance, International Affairs, and International Journal. He was formerly at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He holds an MPA in International Development from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Find more information about the seminar on DIIS website here

Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies, Main Auditorium, Østbanegade 117, ground floor, 2100 Copenhagen.


DIIS seminar on Embattled Sovereignty: India, the UN, and Humanitarian Intervention


December 11, 2013