Site launched for Responsibility to Protect conference

r2pconfA two day conference organised by the School of Politics and Intarnational Studies will take place on October 13th and 14th in University house – “Putting the Responsibility to Protect at the Centre of Europe“. The conference seeks to address the state of R2P at the global level and reflecting on European perspective. Topics covered will include ethics, gender, humanity, refugees and international law.

A number of high-profile speakers will be presenting keynotes at the conference, including Jennifer Welsh (Former Special Adviser on R2P to the UN Secretary General and Professor of International Relations, European University Institute), Simon Adams (Director of the Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect, New York), Gillian Kitley (UN Office for the Prevention of Genocide and Responsibility to Protect), and the Rt Hon. Hilary Benn MP (Leeds Central MP).