MPR News Presents for July 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012 Rwanda genocide memorial Sayyid Azim/Associated Press Guests Michael Abramowitz: Director of the Committee on Conscience, the genocide-prevention program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Former reporter and editor at the Washington Post. Steven Carter: Law professor at Yale University. Author of "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln," and "The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama." Dele Olojede: Publisher of NEXT and 234NEXT.com, which provides news primarily for a Nigerian audience. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and former foreign editor at New York Newsday. Chairman of the Global Network Initiative International Advisory Council. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. Former director of policy planning for the US State Department. Author or editor of six books, including "The Idea That is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World," and "A New World Order."
When there are people in harm's way anywhere on the globe, what is the US responsibility to stop it? Do the American people have a moral responsibility to protect other people from genocide, civil war, mass slaughter, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity?