September 23, 2020
From 8:00 – 9:30 pm, EDT, September 23, 2020, at the United Nations 2045 Roundtable with the theme “The United Nations and implementing standard and norms for peace and security in 2045.”
The United Nations 2045 is an initiative of the United Nations Academic Impact with collaboration by the Boston Global Forum and AIWS.net. The UN 2045 Roundtable is a AIWS Roundtable.
Senator Kimberley Kitching, Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, Parliament of Australia, suggested the composition of the Security Council’s permanent members could be changed to include India, Japan and the European Union – along with China, the United States and Russia.
“All attempts to change the composition of the Council in recent years have been thwarted by the self-interest of the existing members,” she said.
Echoing calls from Labor’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong, Senator Kitching said there was a need to build a new, informal association of countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
Discussants: Marc Rotenberg, Director of Center for AI and Digital Policy at Michael Dukakis Institute and Derek Reveron, Chair, National Security Affairs, US Naval War College
Moderator: Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact, Editor-in-Chief of the United Nations Chronicle Magazine.
Senator Kitching wrote on her Facebook page:
“I had an exciting morning delivering the Keynote Address to a United Nations Roundtable on implementing standards and norms for peace and security as we look forward to the UN’s 100th anniversary in 2045.
Our illuminating discussion jumped seamlessly between geopolitics and international peace and security to cricket as a form of cultural power and the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. The Bhagavad-Gita even got a mention!
Thank you to Ramu Damodaran, Chief of United Nations Academic Impact for being a brilliant moderator, my co-panellists Marc Rotenberg, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University and Director of the Center for AI and Digital Policy at the Michael Dukakis Institute and Derek Reveron, Chair of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College. A special acknowledgement is reserved for my friend Tuan Nguyen, CEO of the Boston Global Forum for his tireless work in promoting democratic ideals on an international platform. Thank you organising this timely event.
Looking forward to reconvening in a few months.”
An article summarising her remarks can be found here.