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Videos: Chapter Ten

July 20, 2011

This post contains video materials for chapter ten, which focuses on international law and organization, especially the activities of the United Nations and the European Union.

Just war theory.


Just war theory applied to the war on terror.


Former Secretary of Defense on the need for proportionality in wartime.


The laws of war (jus in bellum).


The League of Nations in the 1920s.


Senator Henry Cabot Lodge explains his opposition to America’s joining the League of Nations.


Italy invades Ethiopia (1935).


Signing the UN Charter.


The origins and functions of the UN.


A day in the life of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2010).


The UN Security Council debates the causes of global conflict.


The UN Security Council votes to establish a no-fly zone over Libya, 2011.


The UN Economic and Social Council and the UN Millennium Goals (2010).


A UN specialized agency: The International Telecommunications Union (link).


The UN Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Program for West Africa 2010-2014.


The UN General Assembly suspends Libya from the Human Rights Council, 2011.


The evolution of UN peacekeeping.


UN peacekeepers.


Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev arrive in New York for a meeting of the UN General Assembly (1960).


General Assembly debate during the Congo crisis of 1960 regarding Soviet demands that the UN be reorganized and that Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold resign.


UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).


UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR).


The failure of Dutch peacekeepers in UNPROFOR to prevent the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.


South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1998.


UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) supervises South Sudanese vote for independence, 2011.


Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations reports on the status of UN peacekeeping in 2009.


The debate on America’s contribution to the UN budget (2011).


Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton on the role of the United Nations.


Hugo Chavez denounces President George W. Bush in the UN as “the devil” (2006).


G4 members Brazil, Germany, India and Japan call for reform of the U.N. Security Council.


A brief history of the European Union.


The European Union and the Lisbon Treaty.


The institutions of the European Union.

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