CONSEIL UNIVERSITAIRE POUR LE SYSTEME DES NATIONS UNIES

, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave West
ON N2L 3
WATERLOO  ()
www.acuns.org
Mr Alistair Edgar, Executive Director

Alistair Edgar Executive Director   Dr. Alistair D. Edgar serves as the Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), having returned in August 2010 to the position he held previously in 2003-2008.  He currently also serves as co-director of the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), and Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where he has worked since 1993. Outside of the university, Dr. Edgar is president of the New Delhi, India-based International Jurist Organization (IJO); he is a National Board member of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC); and sits on the board of the Canadian Landmines Foundation as representative of the LCMSDS. Dr. Edgar is an Editorial Board member for the Issue Briefs series, from the Center for Governance and Sustainability (University of Massachusetts Boston). Dr Edgar’s current research interests involve issues of transitional justice in war-to-peace transitions and post-conflict peace building. After completing his first term with ACUNS in 2008, he conducted sabbatical research fieldwork on this subject in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kosovo, and northern Uganda during 2008-10. He intends to return to all locations when possible, to continue his work there. Dr. Edgar holds a BA Honours in History from Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) (1983), a MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (1985), and a PhD in Political Science from Queen’s University, Canada (1993). He was the John M. Olin Doctoral Fellow in Economics and National Security at the Olin Institute, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University in 1992-93, and completed a Certificate in Russian Studies at Moscow State University in 1995.  

Objectifs

Promouvoir l'excellence dans la recherche, l'enseignement et l'analyse en rapport avec les Nations Unies, le multilatéralisme et les organisations internationales; renforcer les relations et la compréhension mutuelle entre le monde académique et les communautés qui mettent les choses en pratique.

Relations officielles

Conseil économique et social des Nations Unies (ECOSOC)* (Général); Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO)* (Statut d'association).

MembresInstitutionnel; Individuel. Membres institutionnels (plus de 60) dans 21 pays:

 • Brésil, Canada, Colombie, Mexique, Trinité-et-Tobago, États-Unis d'Amérique.

 • Inde, Japon, Taiwan/Chine.

 • Belgique, Finlande, France, Allemagne, Italie, Pays-Bas, Norvège, Portugal, Fédération de Russie, Suède, Suisse, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord.

Incluses ci-dessus, 28 organisations citées dans cet Annuaire:

 • Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect*;

 • Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)*;

 • Fondation Dag Hammarskjöld (DHF)*;

 • Institut allemand de développement (DIE)*;

 • Académie diplomatique de Vienne (DA)*;

 • Elliott School of International Affairs*;

 • Ambasadori Odrzivog Razvoja i Zivotne Sredine (Ambasadori Zivotne Sredine)*;

 • Association européenne des instituts de recherche et de formation en matière de développement (EADI)*;

 • FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM)*;

 • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy* - Edwin Ginn Library;

 • Fondation Friedrich Ebert (FES)*;

 • Centre de politique de sécurité, Genève (GCSP)*;

 • Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden, Duisburg (INEF)*;

 • Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement*;

 • Ihmisoikeusinstituuti*;

 • International Association for Humanitarian Medicine Brock Chisholm (IAHM)*;

 • International Cooperation Research Association (ICRA)*;

 • International Jurist Organization (IJO)*;

 • Stredisko Mezinarodnich Studii Jana Masaryka (JMCIS)*;

 • John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding*;

 • Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies*;

 • Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies*;

 • Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt (NUPI)*;

 • Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies*;

 • Raoul Wallenberg Institutet for Manskliga Rattigheter och Humanitar Ratt (RWI)*;

 • Fondation paix et développement (SEF)*;

 • Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD)*;

 • United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)*;

 • United States Institute of Peace (USIP)*;

 • Fédération mondiale des associations pour les Nations Unies (FMANU).

Membres individuels (plus de 800) dans 61 pays:

 • Cameroun, Côte d'Ivoire, Égypte, Kenya, Mauritanie, Namibie, Nigéria, Sénégal, Afrique du Sud.

 • Barbade, Brésil, Canada, Chili, Colombie, Costa Rica, Équateur, Haïti, Jamaïque, Mexique, Nicaragua, Pérou, États-Unis d'Amérique, Venezuela (République bolivarienne du).

 • Brunéi Darussalam, Chine, Inde, Iran - République islamique d', Israël, Japon, Jordanie, Kazakhstan, République de Corée, Malaisie, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapour, Thaïlande.

 • Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Palaos.

 • Autriche, Belgique, Chypre, Danemark, Finlande, France, Allemagne, Grèce, Hongrie, Irlande, Italie, Pays-Bas, Norvège, Fédération de Russie, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Espagne, Suède, Suisse, Turquie, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord.

 


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