|Noted human rights scholar to speak on campus
RELEASED: April 11, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Centre College will host a lecture by Dr. Jack Donnelly, Mellon Professor of International Studies at the University of Denver, one of the nation's top scholars in the area of human rights. The free, public lecture will take place on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Hall room 101 on the Centre campus. Donnelly's topic is "Genocide, Humanitarian Intervention, and the Duty to Protect."
With the shifts in the balance of power since the end of the Cold War, policy makers and students of International Relations are asking important questions about humanitarian intervention: Who should intervene? Under what conditions? With what goals? These issues are important in light of the current situations in Central Asia, the Middle East and Central Africa. Dr. Donnelly will discuss the dilemmas and challenges surrounding these issues.
Donnelly received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. Most of his writings have been in the broad, multidisciplinary field of human rights. They include three books: "The Concept of Human Rights," "Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice," and "International Human Rights." He has written more than 50 articles and book chapters that have been translated into seven languages.
Donnelly is best known for his series of articles on human rights and cultural relativism. He's also written on the theory of human rights, the development and functioning of international human rights regimes, human rights and development, group rights, humanitarian intervention and democracy and human rights.
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