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The Department of Politics and International Relations invites to you a Roundtable Discussion on a subject that affects various different parts of the world and provokes contentious debates among policy makers, scholars, and activists. When there is a major human rights crisis, there is an urge to not be silent but do something. However, there are divergent views over who should do what and whether any state can ever do something that is driven by welfare of those victimised by crisis rather than their own interests. Yet, can not doing anything in the face of crisis be an ethical option?

The Department has various academics who work on politics of human rights, intervention, crisis, security and democracy and the event brings together some of them to provide their perspectives on the subject.

The speakers include Professor Dibyesh Anand, Professor Roland Dannreuther, Dr Aidan Hehir, Dr Maria Holt, Dr Nitasha Kaul, and Dr Farhang Morady. The event will involve brief speeches by each scholar followed by discussion based on audience questions.

The Roundtable is part of DPIR in Action series and open to all the students and staff of University of Westminster. Members of public can join us so long as they RSVP to [email protected].