Ten years of protecting peace: UNIFIL (2006-2016)

November 15th 2016, 9:00 AM
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
ASERI, Graduate School of Economics and International Relations
Via San Vittore 18, Milan

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of ASERI and the 10th anniversary of UNSC Resolution 1701 this Conference aims at presenting an initial assessment of these ten years of cooperation between UNIFIL 2 and the Lebanese authorities, Army and population, as well as elaborating on the future role and challenges of the mission.


8.45 a.m. Participants reception

9:00 a.m. Session I

Welcome address and introduction
Prof. Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, ASERI Director and Professor of International Relations, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Exploring the origin and politics of UNIFIL and UNSC Resolution 1701 in Lebanon
Prof. Karim Makdisi, Professor of Political Science, American University of Beirut

A comprehensive way to serve the UNSC Resolution 1701. The role of Sector West within UNIFIL
Brigadier General Franco Federici, Former Commander of Italian Brigade in Shama (2015)

The Lebanese Armed Forces: prospects for long-term institutional development
Mr. Aram Nerguizian, Senior Fellow, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington D.C.

The UNIFIL strategic military cell in United Nations HQ in NY. A model for new missions?
Colonel Fabio Bendinelli, Deputy Director of Mission Support UNIFIL

Hezbollah and the LAF: cooperation amidst competition
Dr. Marina Calculli, Fulbright Research Fellow, George Washington University, Washington D.C.,and Research Fellow, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"

11:30 Q&A session

12:20 Session II

Prof. Franco Anelli, Rector of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Professor of Private Law

UNIFIL 2007-2010. The Commander's Perspective
General Claudio Graziano, Italian Chief of Defence Staff and former UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander (2007-2010)

12:50 Q&A session

The presentation will be held in English. Please register at info.aseri@unicatt.it and wait for the final confirmation. Info: 02.7234.8310

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Read the analysis of prof. Parsi on Panorama (in italian)

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