The Rise and Fall (?) of the Humanitarian intervention Project
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Building E40, 496 (Pye Room)
1 AMHERST ST, Cambridge, MA 02142
SSP Wednesday Seminar
Rajan Menon (City College of New York)
Not long ago, humanitarian intervention was all the rage and produced a cottage industry of books, conferences, and plans for action, notably The Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Today, it appears to be on the back foot. This is not surprising given that the basic assumptions underlying humanitarian intervention were flawed from the get-go, yet rarely called into question given the near-unanimity among its proponents about the program's feasibility and international purchase. So what went wrong, why, and what are we left with?