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Former US ambassador to speak on humanitarian intervention, Syria

Former U.S. Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein will present the lecture “Humanitarian Intervention and International Law” at the School of Law Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

During his talk, Feinstein will discuss the changing notions of international law in light of the experiences of recent humanitarian interventions, and he will explore the implications of these changes in light of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Feinstein currently is teaching a course on contemporary issues in international and national security law as the law school’s Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar for the fall 2013 semester. He comes to Georgia Law after serving as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Poland, a position he held from September 2009 to October 2012. Feinstein also has served one secretary of defense and two secretaries of state, including as principal deputy director of the policy planning staff and senior adviser in the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.