FPA Centennial Lecture: The United Nations Security Council, a talk with Under-Secretary General David Malone


Event Details

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
The Harvard Club
35 W. 44th Street
North & Biddle Room
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association in welcoming Dr. David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University; Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.  Dr. Malone will speak on the topic of the United Nations Security Council.   

Registration for the lecutre will begin at 6:00 p.m., the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a reception. 

Please note that the Harvard Club requires jacket and tie for gentlemen and similar formal attire for women.

The Foreign Policy Association’s year-long Centennial Lecture Series, commenced in the spring of 2017, celebrating 100 years of commitment to fostering an educated public discourse on the most influential topics in U.S. foreign policy. The Foreign Policy Association’s Centennial Lecture Series features extraordinary speakers, who will take the long view and imagine the future in their respective disciplines. The importance of providing citizens with accessible, in-depth, non-partisan material is vital to future world peace and prosperity. In one of his final public addresses, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the Foreign Policy Association that “In a democracy the Government functions with the consent of the whole people. The latter must be guided by the facts.” Now more than ever, this message continues to have resonance, and will remain the guiding principle and goal of the Foreign Policy Association.


Event Speakers

    • Dr. David M. Malone - Speaker
      Rector of the United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

      Prior to joining the United Nations University on 1 March 2013, Dr. David Malone served (2008–2013) as President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre, a funding agency supporting policy-relevant research in the developing world.

      Dr. Malone had earlier served as Canada’s Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and as Ambassador to the United Nations (1990–1994); as Director General of the Policy, International Organizations and Global Issues Bureaus within Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT, 1994–1998); and as President of the International Peace Academy (now International Peace Institute), a New York-based independent research and policy development institution (1998–2004). He oversaw Canada’s economic and multilateral diplomacy within DFAIT (2004–2006) and served as Canada’s High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal (2006–2008).

      Dr. Malone also has held research posts in the Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution; Massey College, University of Toronto; and Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He has been a Guest Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law, where he is currently a Senior Fellow.

      He holds a degree from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal); studied at the American University of Cairo; holds an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; and earned a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University.

      Dr. Malone has published extensively, in both academic and lighter veins. His latest books are The UN Security Council in the 21st Century (as co-editor; 2015, Lynne Rienner Publishers) and the second edition of Law and Practice of the United Nations (co-authored graduate textbook; 2016; Oxford University Press).

      In summer 2017, Dr. Malone was reappointed for a second term as UNU Rector (2018–2023).



    • Dr. David M. Malone

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