Bombing Syria: Humanitarian intervention or illegal and immoral act of aggression?

4:30pm - 6:30pm / Wednesday 25th April 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 6 Rendall Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Europe and the World Centre
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The recent bombing campaign conducted by France, the United States and the United Kingdom on suspected Syrian chemical weapons infrastructure have sparked wide-ranging debates about the law, morality and political cost of international intervention versus non-intervention. This event will analyse the Syrian bombings and their effect on the Syrian war from a variety of perspectives, drawing on the expertise of the staff from the Department of Politics.

Dr Hannes Baumann – Reconstruction in Syria
Dr Eleanor Bindman – Russia’s role in the conflict
Dr Birte Gippert – Humanitarian motives in Syria?
Dr Nick Martin – Just War theory
Dr Theresa Squatrito – International law

Open discussion and Q&A with audience