Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Humanitarian Intervention Symposium at DePauw

Noted international humanitarian leaders will come to DePauw University in Greencastle Thursday through Sunday (5-7 March) for a series of panel discussions.

Gareth Evans, the former foreign minister of Australia, 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).

Among the others scheduled to participate in the sessions are Karen Koning AbuZayd, commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency; Catherine Dumait-Harper, board member for the Global Policy Forum and former 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.

For the complete schedule plus details on attending, go online.


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