Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism
1 hour 16 minutes 58 seconds
Diplomatic History | International Humanitarian Law | International Relations | Political Science
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."
Barnett, Michael, "Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism" (2012). Other Lectures. Video File. Submission 23.