• Practice of Preventive Diplomacy by the Secretaries-General

Jean Marc Coicaud

February 5, 2009
Munce Conference Room, Archer 110
20 Derne Street, Boston
Suffolk University

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Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud heads the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations in New York. He was Senior Academic Officer in the Peace and Governance Programme at UNU in Tokyo from 1996 to 2003. Before joining UNU, he served in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1992– 1996). A former fellow at Harvard University (Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy and Harvard Law School from 1986 to 1992), Coicaud has held appointments such as Cultural Attaché with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legislative Aide with the European Parliament (Financial Committee), Associate Professor at the University of Paris, and Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He has also taught at the New School for Social Research (New York). He has been a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, D.C.), and a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law. Coicaud holds a Ph.D. in political science law from the Sorbonne and a Doctorat d'Etat from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris.



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