More about the United Nations, and building international peace and cooperation

Friday, 4 November 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jacques and Jennifer continue discussion about the United Nations, and the best approach to building international peace and cooperation.

Instead of earlier hopes and promises of the UN as a vehicle for international cooperation on a range of issues like human rights, ecology, peace, and health, the last thirty years have seen a resurgence of nationalism, populism, and violence.

With this in mind, the presenters offer an alternative notion of 'sovereignty' that goes beyond individual national interest and military defence, to a notion of sovereignty that recognises our essential inter-dependence and responsibility to other nations and people.


Jean Bethke Elshtain (2008) Sovereignty: God, State, and Self New York: Basic Books

Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet