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, the Center for Victims of Torture is cosponsoring this event along with the Minnesota International Center, 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. More information here.
Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Tickets: $5 Minnesota International Center members, students and cosponsors and $15 non-members