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upcoming events in May

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1. Transitional Justice in the 21st Century
Launch of the London Transitional Justice Network
Date: Monday 10 May 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Natasa Kandic, Professor Ruti Teitel, David Tolbert
Chair: Dr Iavor Rangelov
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

To mark the official launch of the London Transitional Justice Network, this panel of leading advocates and scholars will explore the unprecedented expansion and challenges for transitional justice in the 21st century.
Natasa Kandic is executive director of the Humanitarian Law Center in Belgrade. Ruti Teitel is Ernst C Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School. David Tolbert is president of the International Center for Transitional Justice.


2. Lessons of Rwanda and Darfur: Some Questions for Human Rights Activists
Special Ralph Miliband public lecture
Date: Monday 10 May 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Mahmood Mamdani
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.


3. War and aid: does humanitarian intervention work?
When: May 11th, 2010 7:00 PM
Location: 13 Norfolk Place
London, W2 1QJ
Contact Phone: 020 7479 8940
Email: events@frontlineclub.com
Event Fee: £ 12.50

What is the reality of the humanitarian aid industry and what impact is it having on the people at the receiving end? How is the money spent and is there enough accountability to make sure it is spent in the right way?
Do you agree with Linda Polman, author of War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times that the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support? We will also be discussing Western intervention in countries such as Kosovo and Iraq. Those and other interventions may have been driven by humanitarian principles but have they worked?

4. Capital Murder: Inside the Israeli authorities’ regime of discrimination and control in Occupied East Jerusalem
Venue: The Human Rights Action Centre
Date:Wed 12 May 2010
The event is free but please ensure you book to reserve your tickets: http://www.amnesty.or...­

While the Israeli government, Jerusalem municipality, and religious settler groups work together to make sure that Jerusalem stays the 'united, eternal Jewish capital', what are the consequences for East Jerusalem's Palestinians, and the wider 'peace process’?


5. The Vice Guide to Liberia
When: May 13th, 2010 7:00 PM
Location: 13 Norfolk Place
London, W2 1QJ
Contact Phone: 020 7479 8940
Email: events@frontlineclub.com
Event Fee: £ 10.00

Followed by a Q&A with Vice editor Andy Capper
Throughout May the Frontline Club is screening a series of films that look at issues in unconventional ways. Often their methods have gained huge success outside of the mainstream methods of reporting and presenting topics. Due to this the films have received controversy and we want to explore why this is and what you think.
In The Vice Guide To Liberia, VBS travels to the capital city Monrovia to meet three men who participated in the 14 years of civil war that ravaged the West African country.
Former warlords General Rambo, General Bin Laden and General Butt Naked give us guided tours of some of the most dangerous, impoverished areas including jails, brothels, and heroin dens.
Despite the UN’s intervention in the country, the majority of Liberia’s young people live in desperate poverty. Surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution, the ex child soldiers who were forced into war struggle to fend for themselves by any means necessary. As the former President Charles Taylor fights accusations of mass war crimes in The Hague, the people strive for positive change against all odds. America’s one and only foray into African colonialism is keeping a very uneasy peace indeed.

6. We Don't Know How to Solve Global Poverty and That's a Good Thing Page
STICERD/ DESTIN public lecture
Date: Wednesday 19 May 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor William Easterly
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

This lecture argues that occasions when development economists were more certain about 'the solution to global poverty' have often led to harmful consequences for the world's poor in the long-run. Sceptical criticism is a creative force that redirects attention and effort away from centrally-directed expert solutions towards effective decentralised problem-solving.

7. Sri Lanka: demanding justice for survivors one year after the end of the conflict
Venue: The Human Rights Action Centre
Date:Wed 19 May 2010
Please book your ticket at http://www.amnesty.or...­

19 May marks the first anniversary of the end of the internal conflict between Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which lasted for more than 30 years. Despite massive violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by both sides, impunity remains the norm. Survivors and family members of those killed have no hope of justice, truth and reparations at the national level. Amnesty International is calling on the UN to establish an international independent investigation to collect information from all relevant sources as a first essential step to establish accountability.

8. The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: human security and the new rules of war and peace LSE Global Governance book launch
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Lieutenant Colonel Shannon D. Beebe, Professor Mary Kaldor, Clare Short MP, Rory Stewart
Chair: Professor David Held
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

A panel of speakers explore an idea for stabilising the dangerous neighbourhoods of the world through the implementation of human security ideas.
The event celebrates the publication of The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace written by Shannon D Beebe and Professor Mary Kaldor, published by Perseus Books.

If you are interested but can not make 26th May, you have got another chance a day later:

9. The Rules of Modern Warfare
When: May 27th, 2010 7:00 PM
Location: 13 Norfolk Place
London, W2 1QJ
Contact Phone: 020 7479 8940
Email: events@frontlineclub.com
Event Fee: Early Bird £ 10.00
Standard Rate £ 12.50

Can violence be used to stop the tribal, ethnic and religious conflicts that have flared up in cities around the world? What can be done once counter-insurgency has run its course in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond?


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