22 Oct 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm Alison Richard Building SG1/2 Please note change of venue


This event is free and open to all.  Registration is not required.

Martti Ahtisaari, the  Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2015-16,  will give two public lectures,  participate in a Conversation with other invited speakers, and attend  a concluding symposium during his stay in Cambridge.  This is the third event in the series.  President Ahtisaari will be in conversation with Professor  Marc Weller  and Professor John Dunn who are both with the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. The event will be chaired by Professor Brendan Simms, also with POLIS.

Other events in this series:

Monday 19 October: Preventing Conflicts and Building Fair Societies: What can we learn from the Nordic countries?

Wednesday 21 October: In Order to Succeed in Peace Mediation You Have to be an Honest Broker

Friday 23 October: How can Peace be Made? Concluding symposium

For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.


About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Statecraft and Diplomacy has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Angelika Diekmann.

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy aims to bring to Cambridge some of the world's leading practitioners in this general field. Using their personal experience and close engagement in contemporary events, they can provide a vivid and direct insight into vital areas of international affairs, where transparency is rarely available. They will also help to build bridges of interpretation and understanding between the theoreticians of international studies, and those most closely involved in shaping the initiatives and activities of nation states, alliances and international organisations in a period of global dynamism, uncertainty and change. This Visiting Professorship promises to help throw light on a profession famous for its discretion and the practice of its 'dark arts'.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy

2014-15  Richard Haass (President of the Council on Foreign Relations)
2012-13: Gareth Evans (Chancellor of the Australian National University)
2011-12: Helen Clark (Administrator of United Nations Development Programme and Chair of United Nations Development Group; former Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Standing Committee

John Dunn (POLIS)
Christopher Hill (International Studies)
Sir Richard Dearlove (former Master, Pembroke College)
Simon Goldhill (Director, CRASSH)

Hosting College

Pembroke College

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