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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:23 PM

Location: Humphrey School 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, US
Event start date and time: May 20, 2013 5:00 PM
Event end date and time: May 20, 2013 5:00 PM


The U.S. government is frequently called upon with requests for humanitarian intervention by foreign governments, the international NGO community, and various other groups. As such, many are calling for the U.S. to adopt a "responsibility to protect" doctrine. "R2P", as it has come to be known, raises serious questions about intervention on strictly humanitarian grounds: Is it legal? What are the ethics of using military force in response to human right violations? When and who should intervene? And finally, is it even effective?

On May 21, join the Minnesota International Center and the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change for a discussion attempting to answer some of these questions with one of the world's leading experts on humanitarian intervention, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy.

Speaker Biography
Dr. Axworthy's political career in Canada spanned 27 years, six of which he served in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and over two decades in the Federal Parliament. He has held several Cabinet positions, including a four year tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs during which he helped to establish the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the International Criminal Court in 1998. Upon leaving public office, Dr. Axworthy served as Director and CEO of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia before his appointment as The University of Winnipeg's President and Vice-Chancellor in 2004.



Source: http://www.idealist.org/view/event/zKN94db46hmD/


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