David M. Malone

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David M. Malone
Rector of United Nations University (UNU)
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 March 2013
Deputy Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Preceded by Konrad Osterwalder
Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon

David M. Malone, born in 1954, is a Canadian author on international security and development, as well as a career diplomat.[1][2] He is a former president of the International Peace Institute,[3] and a frequently quoted expert on international affairs, especially relations between the United States and the United Nations.[4][5][6][7][8] He became president of the International Development Research Centre in 2008 and served until 2013. On 1 March 2013, he took up the position of UN Under-Secretary General, Rector of the United Nations University, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Career[edit]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Malone served as a Canadian Ambassador to the UN from 1992 to 1994,[9][10] after representing Canada on the UN's Economic and Social Council, 1990-92.[11] He was appointed as the Canadian High Commissioner to India,[3] and the non-resident Ambassador to Nepal and Bhutan.[12]

International Peace Institute[edit]

From 1998 until 2004, when Terje Rød-Larsen took over, he was the president of the International Peace Institute.[13][14] He is associated with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.[15]

International Development Research Centre[edit]

Malone became president of the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian crown corporation that supports evidence-based and policy relevant research into healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies in the global south, in June 2008,[16] and became president in July 2008.[17]

Haiti[edit]

Malone has a long-term interest in Haiti, which he visited as part of UN delegations and as a representative of human rights groups. His book Decision-Making in the UN Security Council: The Case of Haiti is "an account of the struggle to address the Haiti crisis from 1990 to 1998."[18] A former supporter of president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, he was highly critical of the international pressure that resulted in Aristide's ousting, singling out the United States, France, and Canada in an 2004 op-ed piece published in the International Herald Tribune[19] and The New York Times.[18] In an interview with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, he expressed mixed optimism that a lengthy (15 to 20 years) international involvement might bring about positive change, but lamented the lack of interest in "Paris, Washington, or even Ottawa" in a long-term strategy.[20] In an op-ed piece in The New York Times written with Kirsti Samuels (also of the International Peace Institute) published in July 2004, he advocated an international commitment to long-term nation-building for Haiti.[21]

He was a visitor of the Hotel Montana that was destroyed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[1]

United Nations University[edit]

Malone was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Rector of the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo on 3 Oct 2012. He took up this position on 1 March 2013. [22]

Authorship[edit]

Malone has written a number of books, many of them concerned with the United Nations and international development and peacekeeping efforts. His penultimate book is The Law and Practice of the United Nations. In 2011, he published 'Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy'. Earlier he had written on the political economy of civil wars, on the causes of violent conflict and conflict prevention, and on Haiti. His next book, forthcoming in 2012, co-edited with Sebastian von Einsiedel and Suman Pradhan for Cambridge University Press, addresses Nepal's current transition from civil war to fragile peace. He is currently working on a survey of development thought.[2]

Malone's The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005 was nominated for the 2006-2007 Lionel Gelber Prize, an award given annually to the best book on international affairs.[3]

Books authored and edited[edit]

Nepal in Transition: From Civil War to Fragile Peace", co-edited with Sebastian von Einsiedel and Suman Pradhan (Cambridge UP, 2012)

'Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy' (Oxford UP, 2011)

  • The Law and Practice of the United Nations, co-authored by Simon Chesterman and Thomas M. Franck (Oxford UP, 2008)
  • Preventing a Future Generation of Conflict in Iraq, co-edited by Markus Bouillon and Ben Rowswell (Lynne Rienner, 2007)
  • The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council, 1980-2005 (Oxford UP, 2006)
  • The UN Security Council From Cold War to Twenty-First Century (Lynne Rienner, 2004)
  • Unilateralism and US Foreign Policy, co-edited by Yuen Foong Khong (Lynne Rienner, 2002)
  • From Reaction to Conflict Prevention, co-edited by Fen Osler Hampson (Lynne Rienner, 2002)
  • Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars, co-edited by Mats Berdal, (Lynne Rienner, 2000)
  • Decision-Making in the UN Security Council: The Case of Haiti (Oxford UP, 1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blanchfield, Mike (2010-01-20). "Collapsed Haiti hotel is focus of worry, hope for relatives of missing Canadians". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Rev. of Decision-Making in the UN Security Council: The Case of Haiti". International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford University Press) 11 (1): 241–47. 1999. doi:10.1093/ijrl/11.1.241. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "David M. Malone, Former President of IPI, Nominated for the 2006-07 Lionel Gelber Prize". International Peace Institute. 2006-01-16. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  4. ^ Crossette, Barbara (1999-11-26). "The World: America Moves Apart From the U.N. on Iraq". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  5. ^ Crossette, Barbara (1999-01-24). "The World: Lost Horizon; The World Expected Peace. It Found a New Brutality". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  6. ^ Crossette, Barbara (1999-12-31). "Kofi Annan Unsettles People, As He Believes U.N. Should Do". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Such self-examination is rare for the United Nations. 'The impulse to have in-depth reports like these is extremely healthy for the U.N.,' said David Malone." Farley, Maggie (1999-11-16). "U.N. Takes Some Blame for '95 Bosnia Massacre". Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ "War crimes tribunals among contenders for peace prize". The Washington Times. 1999-10-14. 
  9. ^ "Pressure mounting on Haiti's army chiefs". Toronto Star. 1994-08-01. p. A16. 
  10. ^ Gibbons, Elizabeth D. (1999). Sanctions in Haiti: human rights and democracy under assault. Greenwood. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-275-96606-5. 
  11. ^ Fasulo, Linda M. (2005). An insider's guide to the UN. Yale UP. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-300-10762-3. 
  12. ^ "Reception for Dr. David Malone and Mr. James Traub". International Peace Institute. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  13. ^ "History". International Peace Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  14. ^ "IPI- President's Message". International Peace Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  15. ^ "David M. Malone". Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  16. ^ Mohiuddin, Yasmeen (February 2009). "David M. Malone". International Development Research Centre. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  17. ^ "David M. Malone — President, International Development Research Centre". International Development Research Centre. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  18. ^ a b Malone, David M. (3 March 2004). "Intervention in Haiti: Look beyond the 'Republic of Port-au-Prince'". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2010. [dead link]
  19. ^ Malone, David M. (3 March 2004). "Look beyond the 'Republic of Port-au-Prince' Intervention in Haiti". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  20. ^ "'Es gibt keine langfristige Strategie für Haiti': Wirkungsvolle Interventionen in scheiternden Staaten verlangen viel Engagement" (in German). Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 7 March 2004. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  21. ^ Malone, David M.; Kirsti Samuels (1 July 2004). "Building nations I : Haste makes failure". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2010.  [dead link]
  22. ^ . United Nations. 3 Oct 2012 http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/sga1376.doc.htm. Retrieved 3 Oct 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)