Fordham Law

Ambassador Archie Mackenzie Shares Diplomat's Perspective on the UN, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

April 14, 2003

The Dispute Resolution Society hosted a presentation on "Personal Faith and the Politics of Peace: A Diplomat's Perspective on the United Nations, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution" with Ambassador Archie Mackenzie. The ambassador has had a long distinguished career as a British diplomat, serving in the US, Burma, Cyprus, France, Thailand, Tunisia and the former Yugoslavia. Having participated in the formative conferences that gave birth to the UN in 1945, he concluded his diplomatic career as Britain's Minister for Economic and Social Affairs at the UN in the mid-70's. He also served on the Brandt Commission on North-South issues and was an assistant to Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. Mackenzie remains active in track two diplomacy in the Balkans and elsewhere.