Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
A lecture by Vijay Prashad (Trinity College)
Wednesday, October 12, 201612:15 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. This talk will explore the landscape of intervention and its perils.
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. He teaches at Trinity College, and writes for Frontline (India), The Hindu (India), Alternet (USA) and BirGün (Turkey). He is the author of twenty books, including most recently - The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016).
Cost : free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for India and South Asia, International & Comparative Law Program (ICLP) at UCLA School of Law