Ambassador Richard S. Williamson to Give Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor Lecture
As the 20th Century came to a close, mass atrocities and ethnic killing seemed to take place at a quickening pace. The Cambodian Killing Fields. Rwanda. Bosnia. Kosovo. Now the Eastern Congo and Darfur. How should America act? What is our “responsibility to protect”? And how can America act with the international community to give meaning to the pledge: Never Again?
Ambassador Richard S. Williamson, Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, will deliver the lecture “In The Face Of Mass Murder and Atrocities: What should America Do?” on Tuesday, March 9, at 4pm, in the Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, 601 University Pl., Evanston, Illinois.
Ambassador Williamson recently completed an assignment as the President’s Special Envoy to Sudan. Earlier, he served in the Reagan White House as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff. His many diplomatic posts have included serving as Ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna and to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. He is editor of three books and the author of over 180 articles and seven books, most recently American Primacy and Multilateral Cooperation.
Roberta “Bertie” Buffett Elliott endowed the Buffett Visiting Professorship in International Studies, which brings to campus leading scholars from around the world to build international relationships and provide educational opportunities for Northwestern students. Her gift supports visiting professors from the fields of political science, economics, and history. Past Buffett Visiting Professors have included Louis Pauly of the University of Toronto, Ariane Chebel d’Appolonia of Sciences Po in Paris, Frederik Engelstad of the Institute of Social Research in Oslo, former New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, Ales Debeljak, author of The City and the Child, José Kagabo, an internationally renowned expert on the Rwandan genocide, and Keila Grinberg, a Brazilian legal historian and specialist in comparative slavery.
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