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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States

John D. Ciorciari

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This lecture will be live streamed

In many parts of the world, countries emerging from conflict suffer from grave deficits in the rule of law. Weak courts, police, and anti-corruption mechanisms allow insecurity, graft and impunity to fester. In some extraordinary cases the United Nations and other international actors have partnered with national governments, sharing sovereign authority over key functions, to bolster the rule of law. This talk will discuss the power and pitfalls of sharing sovereignty, drawing examples in West Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Central America.

Our presenter, John D. Ciorciari is an Associate professor of Public Policy and Director of the Ford School’s Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South. He is the author or editor of several books on international politics and law, including a new book entitled “Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States”. He received his AB and JD from Harvard University, his DPhil and Fulbright Scholarship from the University of Oxford.

This is the last of ten lectures to be presented once each month from September 2020 through June 2021. A new series will start in September 2021.Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to the first lecture.
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