Garevi Participates in UN’s Dialog for the Future | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies – BU Today

July 28, 2020

AmbassadorVeskoGarevi,Professor of the Practice of International Relations at theFrederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, participated in the second part of the Balkans regional United Nations (UN) program Dialogue for the Future (DFF).

On June 16, Garevi delivered a lecture about multilateralism in global affairs. The discussion revolved around the argument that the state-centric international system can not successfully address human-centric challenges, such as a pandemic or climate change. Garevi argued that global collaboration should go beyond common narratives about what worldwide threats are and should include mutually supportive and coordinated policies aimed at mitigating the consequences of any similar adversity.

On July 28, Garevi took part in a panel with Sinisa Vukovic, Lecturer at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, on the coronavirus infodemic. Infodemic refers to misinformation that has spread faster and more easily than the virus itself. Garevi and Vukovics remarks focused on the rapid and massive spread of disinformation surrounding COID-19, fake news, and the creation of the so-called post-truth societies.

DFF aims to create more space for constructive dialogue between various communities, between citizens and their highest elected leaders, thus promoting peaceful coexistence, increased trust, and genuine respect for diversity. Its goals include dialogue and collaborative action around jointly identified priorities, the emancipation of adolescents and youth for constructive engagement and leadership, nurturing inter-cultural dialogue; strengthening objective media reporting, empowering young girls and women for greater social activism. This peacebuilding initiative was launched in 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During his diplomatic career, AmbassadorVeskoGarevidealt with issues pertinent to European security and NATO for almost 14 years. In 2004, he was posted in Vienna to serve as Ambassador to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He had been a Montenegros Ambassador to NATO from 2010 until 2014 and served as a Montenegros National Coordinator for NATO from 2015 until he joined the faculty at the Pardee School. Learn more about himhere.

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