US-UN Relations Discussion at the Heritage Foundation

US-UN Relations Discussion at the Heritage Foundation

After a blogging hiatus over the summer due to some family medical issues – all happily resolved – I am moving back to posting on a regular basis. I’ve missed posting and hanging out with the OJ community online.  I’ve been only fitfully been following posts here, or for that matter most of the global news, and I’ve decided not to try and go back and catch up or join in past discussions, but just go forward from here.  I do plan to start posting more frequently on international economic law issues, including the Eurozone crisis and such things, as well as greater attention to international organization issues, the UN, and global governance issues generally.

Meanwhile – though I would ordinarily leave this to the weekly events announcement –  I wanted to alert readers that the Heritage Foundation has been kind enough to invite me to talk about my book, released back in May, on US-UN relations – Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order.  For complicated scheduling reasons, along with a desire to do this event during the annual September opening of the UN General Assembly session, the discussion will be held this upcoming Wednesday, September 26, 12 noon, at the Heritage Foundation in downtown DC.  Here’s a link to the event; open to the public; requires RSVP either online or by phone.

It is Yom Kippur that day, so I realize with apologies that some of the folks most vital to this topic will be missing, but there will be video posted at Heritage at some point soon after the event.  Good news is that the Hoover Institution, which published the book, is co-hosting, and is making complimentary copies of the book available at the event, which I’ll be happy to sign.  And finally my thanks to Heritage Foundation senior fellow Brett Schaefer, who will host and moderate the event.

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Are there any serious reviews of this from non movement conservatives? The 30 reviews on Amazon were of no help as most were apparently written by high school students and lay people who didn’t have a pre-existing appreciation of the moral complexities of the UN collective security regime.

I’m interested in the thoughts of mainline constructivists and internationalist – who are already well informed about the imperfections of the system, but who don’t buy heavily into Eric Posner-style reductionism about IL and people who assign a high value to the way the system acts as real constraint, and a mechanism to internalise norms and harmonise.