Screening: Thomson Reuters Foundation-ITVS Live Debate on R2P
Thomson Reuters Foundation and ITVS have teamed up to produce an online debate on the subject of the Responsibility to Protect. It will feature videos, a live stream with experts and a discussion. The event will be moderated by Liz Mermin and Tom Esslemont of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
The foundation is inviting experts, professors and students from around the world to participate in the debate by logging on and taking part in the live discussion on OVEE – an online screening platform.
MIGS will be screening this excellent debate
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"Ten years after the Responsibility to Protect and five years into a bloody war in Syria that has spurred the worst refugee crisis since WWII and shows no signs of ending, does R2P still have any meaning?
Reuters asked three eminent diplomats / politicians and thinkers with hands-on experience with humanitarian interventions to share their thoughts. In a short video, Ghassan Salame, Michael Ignatieff, and Paddy Ashdown offer differing views on the lessons to be learnt from post-Cold War interventions, from Bosnia to Afghanistan, Iraq, DRC, and Libya, and reflect on the ability of the "international community" to protect global citizens"
- Ghassane Salame: UN Special Advisor to Secretary-General, 2003-06 Lebanese Minister of Culture, 2000-03 Between 2003 and 2006 Ghassan Salamé was Senior Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General, serving also in 2003 as Political Advisor to the UN Mission in Iraq. Prior to this Ghassan Salamé was Lebanese Minister of Culture from 2000 to 2003.
- David Harland: Harland a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Masters of Arts from Harvard University. Prior to joining the HD Centre in April 2011, he served as Director of the Europe and Latin America Division, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2007-2010); Acting Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti (2010), in Pristina (2008); and in East Timor (1999 -2000). He also held the positions of Senior Policy Advisor with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as well as that of Political Advisor to Commander UN Protection Force and Head of Civil Affairs for the UN in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1993-1998). He has published widely on issues of conflict and international relations.
- Clive Baldwin: Baldwin works as Senior Legal Advisor for the legal and policy office at Human Rights Watch, where he has been working on issues of international law since 2007. His areas of focus include the Middle East, north and west Africa and discrimination law.