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On the Occasion of the Jan Karski Centennial:
An Exploration of the Concept and Application of the Responsibility to Protect
In partnership with:
The Karski Educational Foundation
The Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
Opening reception and remarks by Rabbi Daveen Litwin, Chaplain of The Claremont Colleges
Remarks by the Honorable Mariusz Brymora, Consul General of Poland in Los Angeles
6:30 – 8.00 P.M.
Panel 1: “The Legacy of Jan Karski”
Jan Karski was a patriot who alerted western leaders to the Holocaust taking place in his native Poland. On the centennial of his birth we consider his legacy. Panelists include:
Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College
Wanda Urbanska, President, Jan Karski Education Foundation
Agnieszka Bienczyk-Missala, University of Warsaw
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th
10:00– 11:45 A.M.
Panel 2: “Responsibility to Protect: Contending Perspectives”
Reformers have long urged the international community to acknowledge a responsibility to intervene and rescue populations at risk. Others have looked more skeptically on such international interventions. Panelists exploring this controversy include:
David Andrews, Scripps College
Philippe Bolopion, Human Rights Watch
Seyom Brown, Brandeis University, emeritus
Heidi Haddad, Pomona College
Alan Kuperman, University of Texas, Austin
1:00 – 2:45 P.M.
Panel 3: “Responsibility to Protect: Hard Cases”
The implications of differing philosophical approaches to international intervention become manifest when we examine contemporary cases, including debates about the appropriate international response to developments in Syria and Ukraine. Panelists addressing these debates include:
Cameron Munter, Pomona College
Jerrold Green, President, Pacific Council on International Policy
Jiri Schneider, Prague Security Studies Institute
Mieczyslaw Boduszynski, Pomona College
All panels will be held in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps
College Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Seating
available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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