Advisory - Human Rights, Self-Determination, and Military Intervention

OTTAWA, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Doyle, one of the most prominent political scientists in the United States today, will be in Ottawa on October 15 to deliver a lecture at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). In his presentation, "Human Rights, Self-Determination, and Military Intervention," Dr Doyle will address challenges to global security and explore what the rules for international intervention and non-intervention should be, if they are to reflect the modern conscience. This event is being held in collaboration with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

    
    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
    Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Where: IDRC, 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor,
    W. David Hopper Room, Ottawa, ON
    

Michael Doyle is the Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science at Columbia University. He currently chairs the United Nations Democracy Fund and sits on the board of directors of the International Peace Institute in New York. In the past, he has served as assistant secretary-general of the UN and special advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

He has published widely on international relations, UN peacekeeping, and the comparative history of empires. His most recent book, Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict, has been called "superb and important," and hailed for its rigorous scholarship, lucid analysis, and thoughtful recommendations.

The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged to register by calling Ashifa Kassam at 613-696-2171.

For more information, visit www.idrc.ca/events.

About IDRC

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For nearly 40 years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.

SOURCE International Development Research Centre

For further information: For further information: Ashifa Kassam, (613) 696-2171, akassam@idrc.ca


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