Thursday, April 26, 2007

What is the Future of Humanitarian Intervention?

As a signatory to the Euston Manifesto, i have been asked to solicit questions for this debate,

Humanitarian Intervention post-Iraq,

On Monday 30th April, a panel of leading Ministers, MPs, and thinkers will come together to discuss the future of humanitarian intervention, after the conflict in Iraq.

Get your thinking caps on and post your questions into the comments box

The speakers include:
The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Minister for International Development and a candidate for the Labour party deputy leadership.
Prof. Brian Brivati, Professor of Contemporary History and Human Rights at Kingston University.
Nick Cohen, journalist for the Observer and New Statesman, and author of "What's Left? How Liberals Lost Their Way".
Gary Kent, Director of Labour Friends of Iraq.
Pat McFadden MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Cabinet Office.
Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust (tbc.)

In a first of its kind, the forum will be broadcast on Youtube, so you can watch the debate over the merits and practicalities of humanitarian intervention unfold. (I'll post the links as and when they become available.)