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.
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