DetailsAfter its apparent impotence throughout the Iraq conflict and the recent scandals which have engulfed its internal operations, the United Nations looks more beleaguered than ever. Is there still a role for the UN in maintaining a just and enforceable framework for international peace and security at the beginning of the 21st Century? Is the UN now suffering from a terminal failure of its credibility, or can it's authority be revived? Speakers: Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and author of War Law; Christine Chinkin, Professor of International law at LSE; Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's College, London and author of Deterrence; David Stephen, former representative of the UN Secretary General in various African States. Participating chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Head of the International Law Programme, Chatham House.