The Power of the Pope and the UN Secretary-General in World Politics

What powers do the pope and the UN secretary-general have in common? University of Innsbruck professor Jodok Troy argues that due to the unsettled nature of contemporary international affairs, the power of unbiased moral suasion by legitimate, international authority figures—such as Pope Francis and Ban Ki-moon—may be increasing. Troy will discuss how Pope Francis and Ban Ki-moon utilize relationships and persuasion, as well as highlight the distinctive religious capital associated with the Pope. Eric Patterson, Berkley Center research fellow, will introduce the event. 
Lunch will be served.

 
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