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Democratizing International Organization in the New World Order: Kant’s Perpetual Peace and Hume’s demur in the 21st Century

John Allphin, Jr. Moore, Jerry Pubantz, Simon Duke, May-Britt Stumbaum.

Workshop discussion of the effectiveness and mission of international organizations, such as the UN, in the 21st Century, situating the discussion within the debate between Immanuel Kant and David Hume on the possibilities of political organization, including international organizations.


John Allphin, Jr. Moore  (United States)
History College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
California State Polytechnic University

Dr. Moore earned his Ph.D at The Claremont Graduate University. With Jerry Pubantz, he is co-author of To Create a New World? American Presidents and the United Nations, published in 1999, and winner of the Outstanding Academic Title for the Year 2000 Award by the American Library Association's Choice magazine. The two have also co-authored The Encyclopedia of the United Nations, published in the Autumn of 2002. Moore is author or coauthor of numerous other books, articles, essays, and book reviews.

Since 1965 Dr. Moore has taught history at California State Polytechnic University, where he has won numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1975, the Outstanding International Scholar Award in 1995, and the Outstanding History Professor Award in 1996. In 1998 the United Nations Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999 he was Senior Fulbright Lecturer/Scholar in Finland.

Jerry Pubantz  (United States)
Professor of Political Science
Department of History and Political Science
Salem College

Together with John Moore, Dr. Pubantz is a leading scholar on the workings of the UN, as well as international politics in general. Articles on the UN include Democratising the United Nations (forthcoming), based on a paper that he gave at last year's International Conference in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize, and George Bush Snr. and the UN: A Prudent Journey from Realism to Idealism, 1971-1993. He is coauthor with John Moore of To Create a New World? American Presidents and the United Nations, recipient of one of the American Library Association’s "Outstanding Academic Titles for 2000" awards. He and Moore have just completed the Encyclopedia of the United Nations (New York: Facts on File, 2002).

Dr. Pubantz earned his Ph.D at Duke University.
He has lectured across the United States and internationally and has appeared as a broadcast commentator on American foreign policy, the Middle East and post-Soviet/Russian politics. He also has served as President of the National Collegiate Conference Association, the governing board of the National Model United Nations, the largest student-administered conference in the United States.

Simon Duke  (Netherlands)

European Institute of Public Administration

Dr. Duke is Associate Professor of the European Institute of Public Administration, based in Maastricht in The Netherlands.

He is author of The Elusive Quest for European Security (2000) and The EU & Crisis Management: Development and Perspectives, recently published by the EIPA and described in the October 2002 issue of Foreign Affairs as "a good account of how the new EU security policy will work - or at least how it is supposed to work".

His fields of specialisation are the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy; EU defence budgets and procurement; EU relations with the WEU and NATO, and EU-US security relations.

May-Britt Stumbaum

  • International Organization
  • United Nations
  • Political Philosophy

(60 min Workshop, English)