Cdt. Mark Hearns will give guest lecture on the UN Observer Mission in Syria, November 29, 12-2pm, IIIS Seminar room, TCD. Mark Hearns returned from the UN Observer Mission in Syria in July and has extensive experience of the UN and overseas missions.
Professor Daithi O’Ceallaigh, Director-General, Institute for International European Affairs (IIEA), will give guest lecture on ‘Criticisms of the UN’, Dec 6, 10-12pm, ISE, Dublin. Professor O’Ceallaigh is former Ambassador to the UN Geneva (2007-2009), former Irish Ambassador to the UK, (2001-2007) and former Irish Ambassador to Finland and Estonia (1993-1998). In 2007, he headed the Irish team that negotiated the Convention to Prohibit Cluster Munitions.