The Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies presents the 20th Annual Margolis Lecture:

“Humanity, Self-Determination and Armed Intervention”
with Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, Columbia University; and Former Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Reception:  5:30-6:15 p.m., Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG), Patio
Lecture:    6:30-8:00 p.m., Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG), Room 1517

What should our rules for international nonintervention and intervention be if they are to reflect the modern conscience by simultaneously trying to adhere to three (contradictory) principles? The first is the cosmopolitan commitment to humanitarian assistance, irrespective of international borders; second is respect for the significance of communitarian, national self-determination; and, third is accommodation to the reality of international anarchy -- the absence of reliable world government -- that puts a premium on self-help national security. 

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This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality, the Center for Law, Society and Culture, and the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs with additional support from the Office of Research, the IGCC, and the Peace Gift.


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