International Intervention in Lebanon and Beyond | Ifi Lecture
Lecture | December 2012
International Intervention in Lebanon and Beyond by Maureen Ali
As part of its United Nations and the Arab World Program, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs initiated a series of panels and lectures entitled, “International Intervention in Lebanon and Beyond.” The series analyzes the role played by international institutions in conflict and post-conflict zones in the region and seeks to contextualize military, civilian and humanitarian stands that are often interlinked or sometimes so blurred as to obscure the reality on the ground. Under the spotlight were the International Criminal Court (ICC) and more specifically the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), the United States Aid Program (USAID), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The series ran between November 2011 and February 2012 and raised many issues on prevailing views surrounding the “right to intervene” and “responsibility to protect”, which western countries have used to justify their impositions under the banner of conflict resolution/peacemaking and development.