2008 Bonn Seminar on UN Research and Teaching - Agenda


  • Title: Past, present and future views on the United Nations - Creating new content for innovative UN research and teaching
  • Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
  • Venue: German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany
  • Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm (followed by joint dinner)
  • Partners: ACUNS, DGVN, DIE (This event has been jointly prepared by working group members. This article contains all major information concerning our joint planning process.)
  • Seminar Concept
  • Seminar Poster
  • Final Agenda

Short Agenda

JUNE 3, 2008, 7:00pm: DINNER at restaurant "Em Höttche" (www.em-hoettche.de )


JUNE 4, 2008, 9:30am-6pm: SEMINAR at the German Development Institute DIE

Welcoming Remarks by Thomas Fues, DIE

Session 1: State of the Art/Synopsis: What are current dominant views on the nature of the UN in research and teaching?

- Lunch break -

Special report by Alexander Siedschlag, World Wide Education (WWEDU): Report on the international colloquium "The United Nations and the New Media/Information Age", organized by WWEDU and ACUNS, November 16, 2007 in Wels, Austria

Welcome note by Manuel Fröhlich, DGVN: UN Studies in Germany

Session 2: Proposals for new views and basic assumptions on the UN

including special speech by Richard Jolly, IDS Sussex, UNIHP: Lessons from the UN Intellectual History Project

- Coffee break -

Session 3: Translating new views into UN research and teaching

Closing session: Synthesis of brainstorming / Results and Next Steps

- Joint Dinner at restaurant "Rheingarten" (www.rheingarten-bonn.de) starting at 7pm -


JUNE 5, 2008, 9:00am-11:00am: WORKING GROUP MEETING at the DIE


Partners and participants

We have invited the German UNA to act as our institutional (cooperation) partner to underline its leading role in supporting UN Studies. The German Development Institute has agreed to host us. Most of the participants will be attending the ACUNS annual meeting and pay for their own travel and lodging.


Background: Concept and topic of the seminar

For full information about the background and topic of this seminar, please see Seminar Concept.