Vienna, Austria—On May 28-29, 2018, the “International Peace Studies Conference Vienna” was held at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and International Institute for Peace.
The prestigious academic conference organized by the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).
Selected scholars from different countries were invited to participate and introduce their research on international security issues.
Mher Sahakyan, the head of the “’China-Eurasia Council’ for Political and Strategic Research,” Foundation, Armenia, was among participants.
He presented his research on China’s diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear crises in the UNSC at the panel of “Nuclear Weapons,” which was chaired by Tariq Rauf and Heinz Gärtner.
Mher gave a detailed analysis of China’s role and position on Iranian nuclear issue in the UNSC.
The presentation was followed by a discussion on both the topic of research and the methods used by Mher Sahakyan.
Invited speakers included Emil Brix (Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), Michael Spindelegger (former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Austria), Walter Feichtinger (Austrian National Defence Academy) Heinz Gärtner (International Institute for Peace; University of Vienna), Mike Hardy (Director, Coventry University Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations), Sardar Massod Khan (President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir), Kishore Mandhyan (former Director for Peacekeeping, UN), Mauro Miedico (Chief, Terrorism Prevention, UNODC), Lucia Mokra (Dean, Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University of Bratislava) and others.
ACUNS’s “International Peace Studies Conference Vienna” aims to establish itself as a key forum for dialogue on positive and sustainable peace, to focus on successful examples of peace-making, peacekeeping, trust building and enhancing dialogue between hostile communities and to provide an opportunity for young academics, scholars, practitioners, and subject-matter experts from around the world to come together and share their knowledge and expertise on matters relating to peace, security, development, and the United Nations system.