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Prindle Institute Hosts Humanitarian Intervention Symposium This Week

Prindle Institute Hosts Humanitarian Intervention Symposium This Week

March 2, 2009

Symposium Schedule

gareth_evans.jpgMarch 2, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Noted international humanitarian leaders -- including Gareth Evans, the fomer foreign minister of Australia -- will come to DePauw University March 5-7 for a series of panel discussions. Evans will provide the opening address for the Humanitarian Intervention Symposium, hosted by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics in collaboration with the West Africa Regional Bureau of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). (at left: Evans; below right: Fowler, Sawyer and AbuZayd)

Evans' address, "The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All," will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Prindle Institute (site may be subject to change; check this page for updates). Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to R2P@depauw.edu or call (765) 658-5019.

Among the others scheduled to participate in the sessions are Karen Koning AbuZayd ‘63, commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency; Catherine Dumait-Harper, board member for the Global Policy Forum and humanitarian_symposium.jpgformer U.N. representative of Médecins Sans Frontièrs (Doctors Without Borders); Jerry Fowler, executive director of the Save Darfur Foundation; Anne Orford, professor and director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne University, Australia; and Amos Sawyer, former president of the interim government of Liberia.

Evans served as co-chair for the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, which produced the report, The Responsibility to Protect. That document frames the symposium's topic, "Imperfect Duties? Humanitarian Intervention in Africa and the Responsibility to Protect in a Post-Iraq Era."

Learn more at the Symposium's Web site.