Humanitarian Intervention After 9/11

University of Wisconsin Law School, Room 2260 March 31, 2006 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM After Rwanda, Bosnia, and Kosovo, military intervention for the purpose of human protection was a major topic of discussion in the late 1990s and into the new millennium. However, with 9/11 and the subsequent war on terror, the issue of humanitarian intervention largely moved off center stage. One result is that the international community still lacks effective measures for halting mass violations of human rights -- as is evident in Darfur today. This project will bring together a small group of leading thinkers on humanitarian intervention to hold a public workshop on that topic in late March 2006. The papers will subsequently be collected for publication. Symposium Presenters: Gareth Evans, former Australian Foreign Minister and current President of the International Crisis Group (ICG). Michel Feher, publisher and author of Powerless by Design: The Age of the International Community (Duke). Jon Pevehouse, Associate Professor of Political Science, UW-Madison, and author of Democracy from Above: Regional Organizations and Democratization (Cambridge). David Rieff, writer and author of numerous books, including most recently At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention (Simon and Schuster). Fernando Tesón, Professor at Florida State University College of Law and author of numerous works on humanitarian intervention, including Humanitarian Intervention: An Inquiry into Law and Morality, 3rd Ed. (Transnational). Ben Valentino, Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, and author of Final Solutions: The Causes of Mass Killing and Genocide (Cornell). Alex de Waal, Director of Justice Africa and author of several books, including Famine Crimes; Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (Indiana). Thomas G. Weiss, Professor of Political Science and Director at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Symposium webpage: Contact: Kristen Fricchione, WILJ Symposium Editor, at for registration information and other questions. This event is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Global Studies Program, The Humanitarian and World Order Research Circle, the Global Legal Studies Initiative, and the Wisconsin International Law Journal

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