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The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Conflict Resolution Specialization, School of International and Public Affairs present:

Documentary Film Screening: UN Peacekeeping

A screening of The United Nations: Last Station Before Hell

Followed by a discussion with Dr. Lise Morjé Howard (Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University) and Pierre-Olivier François (Director, The United Nations: Last Station Before Hell).

Moderated by Page Fortna (Chair, Department of Political Science and Member, SIWPS).

About the film, The United Nations: Last Station Before Hell:

The United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary in the fall of 2015. For millions of people in conflict zones, UN peacekeepers serve to contain violence, representing “the last station before hell.” From the UN’s oldest mission in Lebanon, to the largest in DR Congo, to the newest in the Central African Republic, this film explores the central challenges in UN peacekeeping through field investigations and interviews with key decision makers.

Director: Pierre-Olivier François
Producers: Christine Camdessus and Serge Gordey
Camera Work: Mathieu Pansard, Luca Chiari and Eric Bergeron
Editing: Stéphanie Dréan
Special Adviser: Lise Morjé Howard

Run time: 57 minutes