Benjamin B. Ferencz Collection
Washington, DC, United States
Global Structures Convocation
Panel Discussion: "Peacekeeping versus Peacemaking" Global Structures Convocation, Crystal City, VA. February 3-6,1994. (tape 23 in conference series)
Panelists include: Ambassador H. Sardenburg (to United Nations from Brazil), Erskine Childers (dedicated life's work toward strengthening peace), Michael Stopford (director of UN Information Center; respresentative to UN Secretary General in Washington, DC), Phyllis Bennis (UN and Middle East correspondent for Pacifica radio), Louis Sohn (distinguished professor of law at Harvard, director of Peace Institute), and Harold Stasin (the only living signer of the UN charter). The moderator is Ved Nanda.
Panelists discuss what would be the role of peacekeeping, the role of peacemaking, how these issues bear on the present composition of the Security Council, the way the Security Council interprets its mandate, and the Security Council's relationship with the General Assembly and the International Court of Justice. In addition, they speak about how to function effectively, how peace and justice are inseparable, and how to maintain international peace and security. A question and answer session follows, in which Benjamin Ferencz raises key issues about the failure of the Security Council and the UN, the role of the US, the possible modifications to be made in the future, and what the general public can do to inspire change. A question and answer period follows.
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Biography / History:
Benjamin B. Ferencz (b. Soncutta-Mare, Romania, 11 Mar. 1920). Among his many positions, Ferencz served as Executive Counsel, Office of the Chief of Counsel for War Crimes, Nuremberg, 1946-1948, and Chief prosecutor for the United States in the war crimes trial against Nazi extermination squads, 1947. More detailed biographical information will be found in the finding aid available via the USHMM Archives.
1994.A.0037 Benjamin B. Ferencz donated his collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in October 1994.
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