Fri, Feb 18, 2022

1 PM – 2:30 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Bringing together rich analyses of the United Nations and international NGOs’ functioning, this panel features the editors––SIPA’s own Dirk Salomons and Dennis Dijkzeul––and select chapter authors of the pathbreaking new volume International Organizations Revisited (Berghahn, 2021). Based on the latest research in management studies, the book argues that international organizations are best understood as intermediaries between international decision-making and funding bodies in the developed world and initiatives that take place on the ground, primarily in the Global South. The panel features flash presentations on a wealth of both empirical and theoretical insights, along with practical recommendations how these organizations can function more effectively.


Half of the panel will participate in person, the other half virtually. Columbia students and faculty can opt to join the in-person joint viewing or to join virtually. Due to the pandemic, other guests only have the option to join online. Please see the separate registration options.

A light grab&go lunch will be served after the event.


  • Dirk Salomons, Special Lecturer in Humanitarian Policy, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Dennis Dijkzeul, Professor of Conflict & Organization Research, Ruhr University Bochum

Chapter Authors

  • Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College: Networked Diplomacy and Changing Polarity in World Politics
  • Romano Lasker, Crisis Bureau, UNDP: Financing as the UN’s Chronic Deficiency
  • Kristie D. Evenson, Researcher Practitioner: The Use and Limits of Civil Society for Postconflict State Democratization


  • José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and Co-Director, Economic & Political Development, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Daniel Naujoks, Director a.i., Intern’l Organization & UN Studies, SIPA, Columbia University

Hosted By

International Organization/UN Studies Specialization | Website | View More Events
Co-hosted with: United Nations Association, MPA in Development Practice, Economic and Political Development Concentration, International Organization/UN Studies Specialization (OWNER)

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