Title

Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video File

Duration

1 hour 16 minutes 58 seconds

Publication Date

4-16-2012

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | International Humanitarian Law | International Relations | Political Science

Abstract

Dr. Michael Barnett (professor of international affairs and political science in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University) speaks about the past, present, and future of humanitarianism by discussing his book, Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism. In his lecture, Barnett argues that humanitarianism is not just an abstract ideal but rather a "creature of the world it aspires to civilize."

Comments

Sponsored by the Linfield College Political Science Department, the Linfield College Dean's Speaker Fund, and the Linfield College Office of the President.

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