"International order and violent extremism: lessons from Sri Lanka" by Prof Sir Adam Roberts

Past Event

23 October 2012, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This seminar series is organised by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, an Oxford Martin School Institute and the Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War

Speaker: Professor Sir Adam Roberts, President, British Academy and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford

Summary: ‘For those of us who have to live with terrorism, when we leave home in the morning there is no guarantee that we will come back.’ Thus Lakshman Kadirgamar, Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, foreshadowed his own assassination at his home in Colombo in August 2005. Kadirgamar had a clear and prophetic view not only of the conflict in Sri Lanka, but also of the threat posed by political violence to stability within and between states throughout the world. This seminar will explore key issues of democracy, sovereignty and terror, and also the continuing relevance of Kadirgamar’s ideas for the modern world.

All Seminars are free and open to all and no registration is required. A light sandwich lunch will be served.