New Wars and Human Security: An Interview with Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor is Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament and founder and Co-Chair of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly. A prolific writer, she is author of Global Civil Society: An Answer to War (2003), New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era (1999 and 2006) and edits the annual Global Civil Society Yearbook. Her most recent book is Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention (2007). At the request of Javier Solana, The EU’s High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, she convened the Study Group on European Security Capabilities, which produced the influential report, A Human Security Doctrine for Europe. A follow-on report, The European Way of Security, was presented to Javier Solana in Madrid on 8 November, 2007. The interview took place on July 3, 2007.

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