May 13, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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"Rights and Liberal Interventionism in International Affairs"
Gresham College have an ongoing programme of free lectures about all manner of subjects. The speakers are usually eminent professors in the subject concerned. This series is called Religion and Values in a Liberal State presented by Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield. The lectures last about an hour and there is no advanced booking - just turn up (it's first come first served).
This looks like an interesting subject for LAAGers. If you can't make the time or date they normally post a video of their lectures a short while after.
Here's the description on their website:
There is a distinct school of thought in our day which seeks to justify what has come to be called liberal interventionism in the affairs of other states. These interventions are justified by an appeal to human rights with the concomitant view that it is the job of all states to guarantee basic rights and that sovereignty is purely an instrumental value. A state which egregiously infringes rights loses its own right to sovereignty since the whole purpose of the state is the protection of rights. This connects up with Christian and other religious ideas about just and unjust wars.
Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Lord Plant has been Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy at King’s College London since 2002 and he has been a Member of the House of Lords since 1992...