Dr. Keren Yarhi-Milo
Dean, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
In person only
November 9, 2023
The Century Association
7 West 43rd Street
ABOUT THE TOPIC
Is force truly a last resort option in a crisis or has it become a viable, legitimate and everyday response in leaders’ political toolboxes? How do leaders decide when to use force? The current legal framework regulating the use of force in international law is enshrined in Article 1 (1) of the UN Charter. This includes the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, [...] the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, [...] and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace. What are countries to do if they are attacked? What is an appropriate response and when?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Keren Yarhi-Milo is the dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations. In early September 2023, Dean Yarhi-Milo and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton launched the Institute of Global Politics (IGP), a new hub to connect the world’s leading policymakers, political leaders, practitioners, and scholars, IGP will be part of Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs.
Yarhi-Milo’s books, Who Fights for Reputation? The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict (Princeton, 2018) and Knowing The Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations (Princeton, 2014), are recognized as two of the most outstanding books in foreign policy and for making exceptional contributions to the study of national and international security. Using psychology, organizational theory, and behavioral economics, Yarhi-Milo explores the complicated contexts that surround decision making, signaling, and perception in international relations. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 2003.