University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > CISA Talks - Cambridge International Studies Association > Marking the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor: How the US created the UN to win the war and the implications for IR

Marking the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor: How the US created the UN to win the war and the implications for IR

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Or Rosenboim.

The Declaration by United Nations of 1.1.42 created a military political alliance of United Nations that led up to the Charter of 1945 serving to unify the alliance at home and abroad with a series of political programmes including human rights and other soft power organisations under the UN banner. These were critical to the outcome of the war and to the shape of the ensuing peace. Thus US and other states pursued a more fully liberal internationalist policy than at any other time for reasons of realist necessity. The documented events of the wartime UN raise other important issues for related issues within the discipline, not least its historiography. The assumption that the League having failed states resorted to narrow conceptions of the national interest to which the UN is added at the end of the war is not supported by the facts. The argument is developed in Dr Plesch’s book America, Hitler and the UN 

This talk is part of the CISA Talks - Cambridge International Studies Association series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2020 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity