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Scholars’ Circle – Targeted assassination and international law – January 12, 2020

Are targeted assassinations of state representatives legal? Does the targets past support for terrorism or military aggression action matter in this determination? What might be legitimate targets of air campaigns or other uses of military power? Does the legality of the use of military and the types of other actions matter in 21st century?
Hosted by Doug Becker. [ dur: 58 mins. ]

This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.

Scholars’ Circle-Islamic-State-Iraq-Syria-Nov. 23rd, 2014

We spend the hour analyzing the emergence of the Islamic State also known as ISIS or ISIL. [ dur: 58 mins. ]

  • Fred H. Lawson is a Professor and Department Head of Government at Mills College. He is the author of Global Security Watch – Syria, Demystifying Syria, Why Syria Goes to War: Thirty Years of Confrontation and Constructing International Relations in the Arab World.
  • Salman Sayyid is Professor of Social Theory & Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonisation and World Order, A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism and co-editor of A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain.

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- June 23rd, 2013

First, Britain apologized to Mau Mau freedom fighters and will pay reparations. What does it mean for Kenyans and the international community?

  • Wanjiru Njendu , writer, director and producer of films. [ dur: 10 mins. ]
  • John Torpey is Professor of Sociology at the City University New York, Graduate Center . He is the author and editor of several books including, “Making Whole What has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics,” “Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Transatlantic Relations after the Iraq War,” and “Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices.” [ dur: 15 mins. ]

Then, on the Scholars Circle, we look at the global refugee crisis. What is driving it? And what are the solutions? [ dur: 30 mins. ]

  • Elizabeth Ferris is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement in Washington, D.C., where her work encompasses a wide range of issues related to internal displacement, humanitarian action, natural disasters and climate change. She is the author of, The Politics of Protection:The Limits of Humanitarian Action.
  • Karen Musalo is clinical professor of law  at UC Hastings College of Law. and is founding  Director of the Center of Gender and Refugee Studies. She was the lead attorney of the landmark case, Matter of Kasinga. She is the co-author of  Do They Hear When You Cry, and REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY: A COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL APPROACH, amongst other numerous publications.
  • Dr. Gilbert M. Burnham is the co-director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at Johns Hopkins. He has extensive experience in emergency preparedness and response, particularly in humanitarian needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation that address the needs of vulnerable populations, and the development and implementation of training programs. He has published widely on these topics.

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