Op 19 april organiseerde studievereniging Clio de conferentie:
Changing Borders: Shifting Responsibilities?
The diversity of this subject will make it an interesting topic to discuss for internationalists. Diverse subjects such as international law, border conflicts and sovereignty are among the ever-changing dilemma’s surrounding International Relations.
To what extent will the traditional sovereignty-agenda be influenced by international organizations at a global and regional level? Debordering and border setting are implemented as a solution in international conflicts, showing that borders are as important today as they have been the last four centuries since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. The relationship between sovereignty, international law and international organizations will be increasingly important the coming decades.
Furthermore, globalization in economics and international cooperation in politics will change the concept of borders. This makes this theme a highly suitable subject of Clio’s 2012 Conference.
Programme of the day
9:00 - 9:00 Entrance
9:30 - 9:40 Introduction Chairman of the Conference Committee
9:40 - 9:50 Introduction F. Weislglas
10:00 - 11:00 Workshop round 1
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop round 2
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Plenary
14:30 - 15:30 Break
15:00 - 16:00 plenary
16:00 - 16:30 Debate
The workshops of the Clio Conference 2012 were:
Masterclass Responsibility to Protect
Maj. Gen. (ret.) RNLMC Kees Homan (MA/ LL M) - Clingendael
Case study Great Lakes; Continuing Cross-border Instabilities
dr. Haley J. Swedlund - Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management.
Natural Resources, Instability and Conflict
Marjolein de Ridder - The Hague Center for Strategic Studies
Erik Sportel - Programme Manager at CESS (Center for European Security Studies)
Boundary Disputes: The Role of International Courts and Tribunals
Prof. dr. Marcel Brus - Member of the governmental advisory body for International Law, Professor of Public International Law at the university of Groningen
Integrated Border Management: Humanitarian, Political and Other Challenges
Sami Faltas - Director of CESS (Center for European Security Studies)
Development Class: Fragile States
drs. Farah Karimi - Oxfam Novib
Deze conferentie werd mede mogelijk gemaakt door een financiële bijdrage van het Montesquieu Instituut.