Peace and Conflict Speaker Series
An annual speaker series in which a leading thinker or practitioner in the area of international peace and conflict gives a lecture at USC.
- 2014 American Diplomacy and Conflict in Asia: Lessons and Opportunities
Ambassador B. Lynn Pascoe. Pascoe served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Department of Political Affairs from 2007 to June 2012, where he oversaw the UN's diplomatic efforts to prevent and mitigate conflict around the globe. Pascoe served as US Ambassador to Indonesia (2004 -2007) and to Malaysia (1999-2001.) From 1993 to 1996, he was the director of the American Institute in Taiwan. He has also served in the State Department as: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the East Asian and Pacific Bureau; Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Beijing; and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. Other positions include the US Special Negotiator for Nagorno-Karabakh and Regional Conflicts and the US co-chair of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
- 2013 Perspectives on the Role of the UN in Libya
Ian Martin, United Nations Special Representative, Libya. Martin was Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of Mission in Libya until October 2012. Secretary-General of Amnesty International from 1986-1992, Martin has also held many senior positions in the United Nations, was the Vice President of the International Center for Transnational Justice.