The Center for NATO and European Union Studies at Kent State University is pleased to invite you to the conference “Humanitarian Dilemmas: Debating Interventions in Africa and the Middle East” on April 5-6, 2012. The full schedule is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/359775167400727/
In addition to the daytime conference presentations, we wish to invite you to an evening event “The Limits of Humanitarian Interventionism,”
A debate featuring Professors Juan Cole and Sean Kay.
Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 pm in Bowman Hall 133
As the Director of South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, Juan Cole writes the influential blog Informed Comment on Middle Eastern and American politics. Sean Kay, a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, is a well-respected NATO scholar, author, and U.S. foreign policy advisor.
Hailed as a successful humanitarian intervention to stop possible genocide or ethnic cleansing, U.S and NATO operations in Libya have helped bring legitimacy to humanitarian military operations in Africa and elsewhere. Additional workshops will examine growing concern over the activities of Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other security issues in the Sahelian regions of Africa. This conference will explore the possibility of further international military deployments in Africa and the Middle East. China and Russia’s veto of the United Nations Security Council Resolution on the current crisis in Syria, and President Obama’s recent commitment of U.S. military forces in Uganda, raise the possibility of expanded humanitarian interventions in the Middle East and Africa. The scholars participating in this conference will consider the cost and benefits of this new trend in policy.
Please help us by sharing this information with friends, colleagues, and students. This is an excellent opportunity to expose students to an important, current debate on foreign policy and humanitarian intervention.
Thursday, April 5th, 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall
12:45-2:00 pm: Libya: NATO's Endgame?
2:15-3:30 pm: The Evolution of Humanitarian Intervention: Kosovo and Afghanistan
3:45-5:15 pm: Why Not Syria?
Thursday, April 5th, 133 Bowman Hall
Keynote Debate between Juan Cole and Sean Kay,
“The Limits of Humanitarian Interventionism”
Friday, April 6th, Governance Chambers,
Student Center (2nd floor)
9:30-11:30 am: Why Africa?
Workshop Participants Include:
Andrew Barnes, Kent State University
Juan Cole, University of Michigan
Steven Hook, Kent State University
Sean Kay, Ohio Wesleyan University
Pete Moore, Case Western University
Jacob Mundy, Colgate University
Kyriakos Nalmpantis, Kent State University
Clara O’Donnell, Brookings Institute
Timothy Scarnecchia, Kent State University
Larry Kaplan, Georgetown University
Joshua Stacher, Kent State University
Leonardo Villalon, University of Florida
Wendy Wilson-Fall, Kent State University
Sarah O’Keeffe ˇabić, Kent State University
For further information, contact:
Dr. Tim Scarnecchia, Associate Professor of History, Kent State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathew Brundage, email@example.com
Emily Wicks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Zabic, email@example.com
The conference is coordinated by the KSU Center for NATO and EU Studies and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, the Department of Pan-African Studies, and the Department of Political Science
For parking information please consult the Kent State University Parking Services map at: http://www.kent.edu/about/administration/business/parking/locations/upload/2011-2012-Campus-Map.pdf
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