2 Events

May 8, 1993: President Clinton participating in a Bosnia situation meeting in the White House Roosevelt Room with Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, Vice President Gore, National Security Advisor Tony Lake, and others.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Seminar - Open to the Public

The American Presidency in Response to Mass Atrocities, 1915–1995

Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 402

Drawing on historical materials collected from research at eight archives, this seminar will offer a theory of presidential decision-making in response to mass killing, illuminating the historical factors that typically lead to changes in policy and uncovering dramatic stories of internal government infighting, secret deliberations, and cover-ups, as various administrations have struggled to define their policy response.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cabinet.

Abbie Rowe, NPS

Seminar - Open to the Public

"Courage First": Dissent, Debate, and the Origins of U.S. Responsiveness to Mass Killing

Thu., Nov. 19, 2015 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

What explains variation in the U.S. response to mass killings abroad? ISP Research Fellow Amanda J. Rothschild explores this question through the detailed examination of U.S. policy throughout the twentieth century. Drawing on materials from eight archives across the United States as well as oral history interviews, Rothschild proposes a theory explaining how, when, and why the United States pursues a range of policy options.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.