More than six decades after the Holocaust, ongoing violence in Syria is a vivid reminder that the systematic targeting of civilians remains a consistent reality of global politics. In 2005, the full array of global leaders at the United Nations World Summit committed to the principle known as the “Responsibility to Protect,” which outlines a series of shared commitments to prevent and halt atrocity violence, specifically genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing. This discussion will consider the many challenges the international community faces as it seeks to implement these commitments, as well as the potential to better protect populations under threat and give new resolve to the promise of never again.
The event will include a catered luncheon, a lecture by the guest speaker followed by a Q&A session.
$9 for members/$12 for non members