Mr. Annan spoke at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in an event on his recent book: Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
Mr. Annan will speak about his new book “Interventions”, and provide insight into many of the international issues and crises that he dealt with as UN Secretary General, and before as head of Peacekeeping.
“Interventions” tells the story of Mr. Annan’s forty years of service at the United Nations. With eloquence and unprecedented candour, Mr. Annan shares his unique perspective on leading the United Nations during one of the most consequential eras in recent history.”Interventions” chronicles the highs and lows of his years at the United Nations: from shuttle-diplomacy during crises such as Kosovo, Lebanon and Israel-Palestine, to the disastrous and wrenching battles over the Iraq War and the creation of the landmark “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine. Mr. Annan writes about the organisation’s ongoing challenges and failed efforts – the tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia, continuing violence in the Middle East, the endurance of AIDS and endemic poverty on his home continent.