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The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies presents a special

Ambassador Series Event:
The International Criminal Court: The First Ten Years

Amb. Christian Wenaweser of Liechtenstein,
Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

Amb. Bruno Stagno Ugarte of Costa Rica,
Executive Director of the Security Council Report

Moderated by Jean-Marie Guéhenno,
Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, and Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR),

Ambassador Bruno Stagno Ugarte was appointed the Executive Director of Security Council Report in the summer of 2011. He recently concluded a sixteen year career in the Costa Rican Foreign Service including a four-year term as Foreign Minister (2006-2010). Previously, he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2002-2006), Chief of Staff of the Foreign Ministry (1998-2000), Adviser to the Foreign Minister (1998) and Minister Counselor and Consul General in the Embassy in Paris (1994-1998). Ambassador Stagno has also served as President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (2005-2008), Co-President of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Conferences (2007-2009), Co-President of the UN 2005 Summit Outcome Document (2005) and Vice-President of the UN Commission of Sustainable Development (2002-2004). He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BSFS in 1991), Université de la Sorbonne (UPIII-IHEAL, DEA in 1994) and Princeton University (MPP in 2001).

Ambassador Christian Wenaweser has been the Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations since 2002. In 2008, Ambassador Wenaweser was elected to a three-year term as the President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court. From 2003 until his election as President, he chaired the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression for the Assembly of States Parties. At the United Nations, Ambassador Wenaweser served as Chairman of the Third Committee (dealing chiefly with human rights issues) during the 57th session of the General Assembly and as Vice Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security Council Reform and Adviser on Security Council Reform during the 59th session. Between 2003 and 2005 he served as Chairman of the ad hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the 1994 Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel. Ambassador Wenaweser was educated at the University of Zurich, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich, Germany.

Jean-Marie Guéhenno is the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of
Professional Practice at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, the Director of SIPA’s Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He was recently appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to chair the newly created Senior Advisory Group for the Review of International Civilian Capacities at the United Nations.  He is also currently involved in several projects related to human rights, good governance, and security, advising governments as well as international organizations and non-governmental organizations.  Guéhenno is also working with the Open Society Institute on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, advising the World Bank on post-conflict strategies and fragile states, and advising on international security issues in the context of the Global Redesign Initiative of the World Economic Forum.  He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and is a member of the board of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva.  As the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations from 2000 to 2008, Guéhenno became the longest-serving head of peacekeeping and leader of the largest peacekeeping expansion in the history of the United Nations.  In this role, Guéhenno oversaw a budget of seven billion dollars and supported the deployment of about 110,000 personnel in 18 different operations.  Guéhenno has been at the forefront of efforts to address the conflicts of Africa, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Darfur, as well as the new strategic challenges, from Afghanistan to Kosovo and Georgia. Guéhenno is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, the Institut d’Eudes Politiques, and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

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