4 September 2013

In July 2013, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, appointed 2006 Trudeau Fellow Jennifer Welsh to the position of special adviser, a post that is at the level of assistant secretary-general of the United Nations.

Professor Welsh will work under the guidance of Adama Dieng, the secretary-general’s special adviser on the prevention of genocide, to further the conceptual, political, institutional, and operational development of the responsibility to protect concept.

To read the official UN press release…>
To read the article published in the Leader-Post…>

Professor Welsh will also be visiting Canada in September to give two lectures. She will be at CIGI Campus Auditorium in Waterloo on 25 September 2013 at 7 p.m. to present a lecture with Mr David A. Welch entitled “The Evolution of the Responsibility to Protect: Securing Individuals in a World of States.”

She will also be at the Galt Museum Viewing Gallery of Lethbridge on 26 September 2013 to give a lecture entitled “The Changing Character of War: How technology is putting the individual at the centre of armed conflict” presented in conjunction with the Discovery Lecture Series of Lethbridge University.

For more information about the conference presented in Waterloo…>
For more information about the conference presented in Lethbridge…>

Jennifer Welsh

Professor Welsh's work focuses on changing conceptions of sovereignty in international relations.

2006 Fellows