Burkle Center Post-Conference Coverage
News articles, video, photos, and audio podcasts from the Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference, "The Future of the Responsibility to Protect." Featuring Keynote Speaker Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia and President/CEO of International Crisis Group, this conference assessed the prospects and pitfalls of R2P, and of humanitarian intervention more generally.
Published: Thursday, April 16, 2009
- UCLA Newsroom/UCLA Today: International community coming to realize 'the responsibility to protect'
- VIDEO: General Clark on Obama's Foreign Policy Team View it on YouTube
- VIDEO:Kantathi Suphamongkhon on R2P and the 2008 Myanmar Cyclone View it on YouTube
- VIDEO: General Wes. Clark on 'The Responsibility to Protect' View it on YouTube
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Louise Arbour on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Robert Cohen on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Gareth Evans on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Georgette Gagnon on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alan Kuperman on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Edward Luck on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Balakrishnan Rajagopal on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- VIDEO INTERVIEW: Anna Spain on 'The Responsibility to Protect'
- NEWS: International Community Coming to Recognize "the Responsibility to Protect"
- Live coverage of the conference was generoursly provided by UCLA Daily Bruin TV staff throughout the day.
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Panel 1: The Responsibility to Protect: Doctrine, Origins & Limits
Moderator: Kal Raustiala; Panelists: Gary Bass, Roberta Cohen, Stephen Stedman and Balakrishnan Rajagopal
- Panel 2: Learning from the Past: Lessons from Kosovo, Rwanda, Bosnia and Beyond
Moderator: David Kaye; Panelists: Deborah Avant, Alan Kuperman, Mary Ellen O'Connell and Dan Posner
- Keynote Address: The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All
Keynote Speaker: Gareth Evans, President & CEO, International Crisis Group, former Foreign Minister of Australia
- Panel 3: Current Challenges: Darfur, Burma and Zimbabwe
Moderator: Asli Bali, University of California, Los Angeles
- Panel 4: Prescriptions for the Obama Administration
Moderator: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
- Closing Remarks Unavailable
- Online photo album coming soon
- Conference Program, Download File: R2PProgram.pdf
- Online Conference Schedule
- Online Speaker Bios and Photos
- Official conference website: www.international.ucla.edu/burkle/R2P
In 2001, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, led by Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun, published a landmark report on the "Responsibility to Protect." The doctrine addresses the responsibilities an individual state has to protect its populations from genocide, war and crimes against humanity, and also considers the responsibility the international community has to intervene - even militarily - when a state neglects its duty. Since its inception, R2P has been embraced by UN member states at the 2005 World Summit and reaffirmed by the UN Security Council in Resolution 1674.
This conference will assess the prospects and pitfalls of R2P, and of humanitarian intervention more generally, in a post-Iraq world. R2P represents an important milestone in our understanding of sovereignty, intervention, and human rights. The goal of this conference is to consider the origins and likely trajectory of R2P, to take stock of lessons learned from past crises, and to explore the role of R2P with regard to current challenges in Darfur, Burma and Zimbabwe. Though our focus is not exclusively on the role of the United States, we are particularly interested--in light of both the legacy of the Iraq War and the interests and values of many members of the Obama administration--in what role R2P will play in American foreign policy over the next several years.
We invite you to learn more about this stimulating and timely event featuring a keynote address by Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia and Co-Chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, and now President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Other conference panelists include General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), Doyle McManus of the LA Times and numerous experts from around the country.