Ramesh Thakur
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Ramesh Thakur is Inaugural Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Previously, Dr. Thakur was Vice Rector and Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University (and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations) from 1998-2007. Educated in India and Canada, he was a Professor of International Relations at the University of Otago in New Zealand and Professor and Head of the Peace Research Centre at the Australian National University, during which time he was also a consultant/adviser to the Australian and New Zealand governments on arms control, disarmament and international security issues. He was a Commissioner and one of the principal authors of The Responsibility to Protect (2001), and Senior Adviser on Reforms and Principal Writer of the United Nations Secretary-General's second reform report (2002). The author and editor of over thirty books and 300 articles and book chapters, he also writes regularly for quality national and international newspapers around the world. He recently published the book, War in Our Time: Reflections on Iraq, Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, (United Nations University Press, 2007).


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as author at  The Academic Council on the United Nations System 23rd Annual Meeting,
together with: Heinz Gaertner (chairman), Hans Blix, Sarah Masters, Tibor Tóth,
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as author at  The Academic Council on the United Nations System 23rd Annual Meeting,