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"The International Intervention in Libya: Was it Really Humanitarian Assistance?" Sarah Sewall Speaks at Simmons, Nov. 14

BOSTON (November 10, 2011) — Sarah Sewall, Ph.D., a pioneer in post-Cold War humanitarian intervention, will discuss issues concerning the NATO intervention in Libya, and the death of authoritarian leader Muammar Gaddafi, Nov. 14 at Simmons College. The event, part of the Warburg Lecture series, will take place in the Kotzen Meeting Room, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

The lecture, "The International Intervention in Libya: Was it Really Humanitarian Assistance?" will question what the intervention actually accomplished and what was left in its wake.




Sewall is a lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has served several government roles, including the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance during the Clinton Administration. Her most recent publications include: Parameters of Partnership: U.S. Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century and the introduction to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual.


The annual Simmons College Warburg Lecture Series calls upon national and international experts to explore important current issues in international relations. The Warburg Lecture Series was established at Simmons College in the early 1980s by Simmons Emerita Trustee Joan Melber Warburg, a 1945 Simmons graduate. Each year, Simmons selects lecturers who have made significant contributions to important areas of international relations.


Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking, and a focus on leadership and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.