John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute

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Allan Rock

The Forcibly Displaced: Global Response to Refugee Crises
November 8, 2021

This presentation by Allan Rock is hosted by the Mroz Global Leadership Institute and is a part of the World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Today millions of people are displaced around the world due to conflicts, violence, persecution, and natural disasters. Displaced people face many challenges related to basic needs such as safety, shelter, food, health, and education, to name just a few. Who is responsible for the safety and protection of displaced people? Allan Rock will discuss the role of individual countries, international organizations, and the international community in protecting the lives and the rights of displaced people.

Allan Rock has a rich experience as a diplomat, educator, lawyer, politician, civic activist, and human rights advocate. He is president emeritus and a professor of law at the University of Ottawa and senior adviser at the World Refugee and Migration Council. He served as Canadian Ambassador to the UN and led the successful effort to secure the unanimous adoption by UN member states of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other mass atrocities.

Richard Haass

The art and value of diplomacy in an interconnected world
October 14, 2021

Does the Vegas rule – what happens there stays there – apply to today’s world? Richard Haass’ answer to this question is “no.” He suggests that events outside our borders affect all of us and shape our understanding of the world. We cannot simply ignore the outside world.
Join Max Kovalov’s conversation with Richard Haass about diplomacy, multilateralism, Middle East, Afghanistan, and the role of the US in the global governance. This talk is a part of the Mroz Global Leadership Institute World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Dr. Richard Haass is the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a veteran diplomat, and a prominent voice on American foreign policy. He served in the Departments of State and Defense. In 2013 Dr. Haass directed multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland. His latest book is “The World: A Brief Introduction,” in which he explores the interconnected nature of today’s challenges.

David Firestein

U.S.-China Relations: Issues, Challenges and Prospects
October 4, 2021

US-China relations have deteriorated in the past years as the two states engaged in disputes about trade, human rights in Hong Kong, technological competition, security concerns in the South-China Sea, and the status of Taiwan. David Firestein discusses the US-China relations and the prospects for the future at the Mroz Institute World Affairs Colloquium Series.

David Firestein is the president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and an expert on China, Russia, diplomacy, and foreign policy. The Voice of America’s Mandarin Service wrote in 2016 that Firestein is “one of the world’s best non-native speakers of Mandarin Chinese.”