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Debating the Intervention in Libya

Debating the Intervention in Libya

A discussion on the intervention by the U.S .and its allies in Libya, with General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), UCLA Law Professor Asli Bali and UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala.

Is the intervention by the US and its allies in Libya necessary to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe? Or is it an unwise and dangerous incursion in a foreign civil war? Either way, will it recast the rules governing humanitarian intervention and the “responsibility to protect”? Is it constitutional for President Obama to have ordered the military effort without approval by Congress? Join us for a discussion of these and related questions with several UCLA experts.

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