Humanitarian Intervention in Syria


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Peter Maurer
Michael Ignatieff
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Middle East Initiative
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Panelists Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Michael Ignatieff, the Edward Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, joined moderator Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, for a panel discussion to reflect on the issues of humanitarian intervention in the Syrian crisis. The panelists discussed the changing dynamic of delivering humanitarian aid in a highly politicized environment, as well as the challenges of understanding the risks and needs of the millions of people affected by the war.