|Dr. Jack Donnelly|
Dr. Donnelly has written throughout his career on the complex, multifaceted subject of humanitarian intervention, contending with the historical, political, legal and moral dimensions of the issue. In 2002, he wrote on the issue of genocide and humanitarian intervention, asserting that “International human rights are undeniably a matter of legitimate international concern,” but, “this does not make the human rights practices of states a matter of international jurisdiction.”
Dr. Donnelly’s background is primarily in the field of human rights, the driving concept behind humanitarian intervention. He has written in support of universal and internationally-recognized codes of human rights, and is working on a volume that uses case studies to compare notions of human dignity throughout history and around the world. He is currently the Andrew Mellon Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
The Lunch and Learn lecture will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 444 Sherman St. RSVPs are requested by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to Tim Bothe at Tim.Bothe2@redcross.org. WebEx options are also available for remote audiences. For more information, contact Tim Bothe.