Web Seminar on Libya — April 5

by Kevin Jon Heller

I wanted to call readers’ attention to an upcoming web seminar on Libya held by Harvard’s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research.  The Program’s web seminars are always excellent, and this one — which features Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Nicholas Burns — shapes up to be superb.  Here are the details:

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University will host a Live Web Seminar on “The Crisis in Libya: The International Response.” Registration (free) required; click here.

This Live Seminar will examine the modalities through which (elements of) the international community may respond to the ongoing crisis in Libya. Amid reports of violence, refugee and IDP flows, and other forms of instability, this Live Seminar will address the following questions:

  • How may the situation be qualified under international law, and what legal and policy consequences result from such a qualification?
  • What tactical and strategic dilemmas arise for the international community, especially in terms of prevention and mitigation of civilian harm?
  • What legal and policy frameworks provide a basis through which the international community may respond to the situation in order to repress violations?

These questions will be examined by reference to the complex crisis in Libya.

Naz Modirzadeh (Associate Director of HPCR) and Claude Bruderlein (Director) will host the discussion.


Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (Keynote)

Amb. R. Nicholas Burns, The Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Principle Presenter)

Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Dirk Vandewalle, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Philippa Thomas, Nieman Journalism Fellow, Harvard University


What: Live Web Seminar on “The Crisis in Libya: The International Response”

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (DST–Boston). Click here for local time conversion.

Where: Online

Registration: Free and required: click here.

Make sure you register, so you can access the seminar on-line.


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