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Clio Conference ‘Changing Borders: Shifting Responsibilities?’, Groningen

Logo Clio International
datum 19 april 2012 09:00 - 16:30
plaats Groningen
locatie Het Kasteel Toon locatie
organisatie Clio International (Clio)

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

Frozen Conflicts

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.


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