Lowell Lecture

GREAT DECISIONS Discussion Series: The Humanitarian Intervention Calculation

Date & Time

Sept. 10, 2013


Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Driving Directions


Michael Singh, Managing Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and former National Security Council official

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs

The "responsibility to protect" doctrine has become central to modern humanitarian intervention. When should the international community intervene? Can the U.S. effectively stand up to long-time partners in Egypt's military in defense of that country's citizens? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya, but wait until allegations of chemical weapons use to seriously discuss action in Syria? Join us to weigh U.S. policy options and meet fellow citizen diplomats at this installment of the GREAT DECISIONS Discussion Series!