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Great Decision Series: Humanitarian Intervention

Events | Great Decisions
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The “responsibility to protect” doctrine has become central to modern humanitarian intervention. When should the international community intervene? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya but not Syria?

The Council’s popular Great Decisions Lecture Series returns January 18 and continues on consecutive Fridays through March 8, in conjunction with the International Colloquium at Portland State University. This annual lecture series features a wealth of perspective and opinion from diplomats, policy experts, academics, and foreign service professionals—we hope you’ll join us for another year of great conversation around pressing international issues.

We’re pleased to be able to make this exciting 8-week lecture program open and free to the community at large.  No registration required.


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