The Future of the United Nations: A Conversation with Professor Bing Bing Jia


Many experts have expressed fears about the paralysis of the United Nations system following Russia?s invasion of Ukraine, which has deadlocked the permanent five members of the UN Security Council. Professor Bing Bing Jia, one of China?s leading international law scholars, takes a more optimistic view. He argues that the UN continues to show its unique and irreplaceable strengths as a forum for diplomacy and for breaking political stalemates through application of international law. In conversation with USALI Faculty Director Jose E. Alvarez, Jia will discuss how, in his view, the UN is able to represent the international community and deal with challenges to international law more effectively than smaller groupings such as the G-20 or European Union.

Date and Location

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm