Professor Hasegawa Explains Strategic Mission Leadership to HPC Trainees (29th-30th Jan 2013)


 On 29th and 30th January 2013, Professor Hasegawa gave a lecture to a group of about 25 trainees of the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) from Asian countries and Japan on the role of the United Nations and leadership in peacebuilding. His lecture consisted of a presentation of the evolutional changes in peacekeeping operations, transition from peacekeeping into peacebuilding phases, the significance of peacebuilding in a wider context, UN’s peacebuilding architecture and lessons learned from UN experience in peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations.

 On the second day, Professor Hasegawa explained leadership competencies, styles and methods. He also presented core requirement for strategic mission leadership in complex peacekeeping and peacebuiding operations. He emphasized the importance of national ownership, impartiality and accountability in peacekeeping operations. To enable the trainees to understand their own leadership potential, Professor Hasegawa carried out self-analysis by identifying their personalities by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

(Shogo Yoshida)