Upcoming Event – Responsibility to Protect: Can it make a difference?
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, US Institute of Peace and the Brookings Institution
13 December 2012, 8:00 PM
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
In 2005, the United States and all other member states of the United Nations agreed that nations share a responsibility to protect their citizens from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing. The international community’s record in upholding this responsibility is mixed. In light of new research by the Working Group on the Responsibility to Protect—a joint project of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the US Institute of Peace, and the Brookings Institution—we present, with the 92nd Street Y, a program asking what steps are necessary to realize the vision of Never Again.
The event will include an expert panel, moderated by Michael Abramowitz, Director at the Center for the Prevention of Genocide in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Panelists will include: the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former US Secretary of State and Co-Chair of the Working Group on the Responsibility to Protect; Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Columnist; and Ambassador Richard Williamson, former US Special Envoy to Sudan and Co-Chair of the Working Group on the Responsibility to Protect.