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Day 1: October 13, 2016

10:15  Welcome – Jason Ralph, Head of the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds.

10:30  Opening Plenary

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The global state of R2P

Chair: Jason Ralph, University of Leeds

  • Simon Adams, Director of the Global Center for R2P, New York.
  • Gillian Kitley, Senior Officer, United Nations Office for the Prevention of Genocide and the R2P
  • Phil Orchard, University of Queensland and Research Director of The Asia Pacific Centre for R2P (via skype)
  • Adrian Gallagher, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

12:30 - 13:30  Buffet lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Plenary Roundtable 1: European Perspectives of R2P

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Chair: Edward Newman, University of Leeds

  • Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute, Former UN Special Adviser on the R2P (via skype)
  • Cristina Stefan, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds
  • Chiara De Franco, University of Southern Denmark
  • Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, Director of Research and Cooperation of the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.
  • Fabien Terpan, College of Europe, Sciences Po Grenoble

15:00 - 15:30  Coffee

15:30 - 16:30

Plenary Roundtable 2: European Perspectives of R2P

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Chair: Eamon Aloyo (Hague Institute)

  • Christoph Meyer, King’s College London
  • Vasilka Sancin, Department of International Law, University of Ljubljana
  • Annemarie Peen Rodt, Institute for Strategy, Royal Danish Defense College

17:00 - 18:00  Closed Business meeting

19:00  Reception and Dinner (for first day speakers)

Day 2: October 14, 2016

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9:00 - 10:30  Session One

Panel 1. Theorising the Responsibility to Protect

Location: Great Woodhouse Room
Chair: Adrian Gallagher, University of Leeds

  • Hannah Partis-Jennings (St Andrews University): Quantum R2P: A Normative Paradigm Simultaneously Alive and Dead
  • James Pattison (University of Manchester): The R2P and the alternatives to military intervention: an ethical evaluation.
  • Eamon Aloyo (Hague Institute): Nonviolent Resistance, Democratization and Mass Atrocity Prevention
  • Sarka Kolmasova (Metropolitan University Prague), Katerina Krulisova (Nottingham Trent University): R2P and Sexualised Violence: A Critical Feminist Perspective

Panel 2. Regional Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect

Location: St. George Room
Chair: Gyorgy Tatar, Director of the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocity Prevention

  • Gyorgy Tatar (The Budapest Centre): Partnerships on R2P between the European Union and other regional communities
  • Linnéa Gelot (University of Gothenburg and Nordic Africa Institute): Waging Peace: a Practice-based Look at Africa's R2P
  • Pinar Gozen Ercan (Hacettepe University): The Responsibility to Protect and Overlooked Responsibilities: the refugee crisis and the implementation of the global responsibility to protect
  • Lucy Scott (University of Bradford): Sierra Leone: a story of successful R2P?
  • Edward Newman, Cristina Stefan (University of Leeds): The European Union’s Weak Engagement with R2P.

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break 

11:00 - 12:30  Session Two

Panel 3: R2P and Humanity

Location: Great Woodhouse Room
Chair: James Pattison, University of Manchester

  • Lars Waldorf (University of York): Inhumanity’s Law
  • Samuel Jarvis (University of Sheffield): The Scope of Humanity’s Reach: Revaluating the R2P as a Moral Call to Action.
  • Graeme Davies (University of Leeds), Robert Johns (University of Essex): R2P From Below
  • Adrian Gallagher (University of Leeds): Investigating the Source of the R2P: R2P and Humanity

Panel 4:  R2P and the crisis in Syria

Location: St. George Room
Linnea Gelot, University of Gothenburg

  • Jason Ralph (University of Leeds), Xavier Mathieu (Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen): Meanings in use and useful meanings. ‘R2P’ and ‘political transition’ in the international response to the Syria crisis, 2011-13
  • Jess Gifkins (Leeds Beckett University): The purpose of Security Council practice: R2P and the Syria crisis
  • Tessa Allabas (Hague Institute): US atrocity prevention efforts and the Syria crisis
  • Jessica Field (Save the Children): Humanitarian protection, partnerships and politicking in the Syrian Civil War

12:30 - 13:30  Buffet Lunch

13:30 - 15:00  Session Three

Panel 5: The R2P: Progress and Limits

Location: Great Woodhouse Room
Chiara De Franco, University of Southern Denmark

  • Kirsten Ainley (LSE): The Nature of ‘Responsibility’ in the Responsibility to Protect doctrine
  • Daniel Wand (University of Leeds): Implementing the Responsibility to Protect through International Criminal Law and the Problem of Head of State Immunity.
  • Aidan Hehir (University of Westminster): Hollow Norms and the Responsibility to Protect
  • Justin Morris (University of Hull): Responsibility and Reform: A forseeable dilemma?

Panel 6: R2P and Refugees

Location: St. George Room
Graeme Davies, University of Leeds

  • James Souter (University of Leeds): Linking Refugee Protection and R2P
  • Dan Bulley (Queen’s University Belfast): “Shame on EU”? Europe, RtoP and the Politics of Refugee Protection
  • Chloe Gilgan (University of York): Exploring the Link between R2P and Refugee Protection:  Arriving at Resettlement
  • Richard Beardsworth (University of Aberystwyth): RtoP and the Contemporary Refugee Crisis:  What Role for RtoP?

15:00 - 15:30  Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Plenary Address

Rt.Honourable Hillary Benn MP (Great Woodhouse Room)

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17:00 - 17:15  Closing Remarks

Informal dinner and social in Leeds for speakers.