Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ASIL Annual Meeting Panel: Adapting to Change: The Role of International Organizations

Per the preceding post, here's the second panel I would recommend to conference attendees:

Adapting to Change: The Role of International Organizations

Friday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Room: Regency A

International organizations are among the key instruments by which the international community is adapting to a rapidly changing world. Many organizations were created long ago. Their original powers and institutional structures might be limited and insufficient to address a modern challenge. Have international organizations been able to keep pace with changes that occur in the areas in which they carry out their functions? If so, how? If not, why not? Against this background the panel will focus on the practices and strategies by which international organizations respond to contemporary challenges. The panel will discuss specific cases and present broader perspectives on long-term implications for institutional change.

Moderator: Niels Blokker, Leiden University


  • Stephen Mathias, Office of the Legal Counsel, United Nations
  • Kimberly Prost, United Nations Security Council 1267 Sanctions Committee
  • August Reinisch, University of Vienna
  • Lisa Tabassi, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe