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Public Radio Internationals America Abroad
7 March 2009

Public Radio Internationals America Abroad program hosted a four part show on the Responsibility to Protect, with different panels and speakers on the topic. Topics included the Responsibility to Protect in Kenya, evolution of the norm, and a discussion of the efficacy of R2P.

Segment 1: Deborah Amos investigates the application of R2P in Kenya following the 2008 post-election violence.

Guests include: Maina Kiai, the former head of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights; Eston Mokono, a Party of National Unity (PNU) supporter; Meredith Preston-McGhie, Acting Director Africa, HD Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; George Wachira, Director of the Nairobi Peace Initiative.

Segment 2: Sean Carberry explores the UN's peacekeeping efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and investigates what effect an application of R2P would have on the ongoing crisis there.

Guests include: Charles Gurney, the US State Departments political officer in Eastern Congo; Kevin Kennedy, the director of the pubic information division of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC); Ed Luck, the Special Representative to the UN Secretary General for Responsibility to Protect; David Ntengwe, an external relations officer for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the DRC; Captain Tarun, an officer in India's 211 Battalion serving in the DRC.

Segment 3: Ray Suarez traces the evolution of R2P from the humanitarian failures of the 1990s to a consensus at the UN.

Guest: Don Hubert, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

Segment 4: Deborah Amos hosts a discussion on the effectiveness of R2P and its prospects for the future.

Guests include: Gareth Evans, President of the International Crisis Group and Alan Kuperman, Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Audio: http://www.americaabroadmedia.org/programs/view/id/112/sf_highlight

Transcript of the Interview with Don Hubert: http://www.americaabroadmedia.org/uploads/assets/documents/R2P%20Hubert%20transcript_HtzX0mLd.pdf

Transcript of the Debate between Gareth Evans and Alan Kuperman: http://www.americaabroadmedia.org/uploads/assets/documents/R2P%20Roundtable%20Transcript_hX2kdckq.pdf
 

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