United Nations General Assembly: A Parliament of Humanity?

Join Anne-Cécile Robert, Romuald Sciora, Michael J. Williams, Tomas Anker Christensen and Pamela Falk
for an evening discussion on the General Assembly of the United Nations.

On the occasion of the publication of their essay in the French and English editions of Le Monde diplomatique, Anne-Cécile Robert, director for the international editions of Le Monde diplomatique, and UN specialist and author Romuald Sciora will be debating the evolution of the role of the United Nations and the new challenges faced. Other contributors to the debate include Chef de Cabinet of the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly Tomas Anker Christensen, international relations specialist Dr. Michael J. Williams (New York University), and CBS analyst and correspondent to the UN Pamela Falk.

The conversation will be introduced by François Delattre, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations.

In English. To RSVP, click here. Organized in association with Le Monde diplomatique French and English Editions and Le Monde diplomatique Debates.

Romuald Sciora is an author, essayist and a documentary filmmaker born in Paris, who is specializing on the topic of the United Nations. As a writer, he had published three books on the UN. As a filmmaker, he has produced more than a dozen political documentaries, including a TV series devoted to the United Nations, broadcast in more than 20 countries. All of the UN Secretaries General from Kurt Waldheim to Ban Ki Moon participated to his work. Sciora received the prestigious award of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2010. He lives in the US where he runs Le Monde diplomatique Debates, a program of conferences organized with the famous French monthly Le Monde diplomatique in partnerships with European Union agencies,  US think tanks and universities. He is also a consultant for different institutions , NGO and not-for profits. Read more.

Anne-Cécile Robert is a journalist, and a specialist on the UN, European Institutions, as well as on Africa. She is the editorial director of the monthly French magazine Le Monde diplomatique‘s international content. She is also an Associate Professor at the Institute of European Studies at University Paris VIII.

Dr. Michael J. Williams is a clinical professor of International Relations and director of the IR Program at New York University. His latest publications include Science, Law and Liberalism in the American Way of War, with Stephanie Carvin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Good War: NATO and the Liberal Conscience in Afghanistan (New York: Palgrave, 2011).

Tomas Anker Christensen is Chef de Cabinet of the Office of the President of the 71th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and served in the same position in the Cabinet of the President of the 70th Session. Prior to that, he served as the Ambassador of Denmark to Iran and as Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier in his career, Tomas served at the Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York.

Pamela S. Falk is U.N. Resident Correspondent & CBS News TV & Radio Foreign Affairs Analyst; she holds a J.D. from Columbia School of Law, a Ph.D. from New York University and was former President of the U.N. Correspondents Association.