Yale to Host Panel on Kosovo Crisis

On Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m., Yale University’s Center for International and Area Studies will sponsor a panel discussion, “Perspectives on the Kosovo Crisis.”

The event, organized by the councils on Russian and East European and on West European Studies, will be held in Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., and is free and open to the public.

Expert participants will discuss the legality and legitimacy of NATO’s actions, the role of the United Nations, Russia’s resistance to NATO’s actions and American interests and motivations in the conflict.


Ruth Wedgewood, Yale Law School professor and specialist on international law;

Bradford Westerfield, the Damon Wells, Jr. Professor of Political Science and International Studies, a leading scholar on defense and foreign policy;

Derek Boothby, a fellow in the United Nations Studies program and retired director of the Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations;

Charles Hill, diplomat-in-residence and lecturer, Council on International Affairs and former chief advisor to Boutrous-Boutrous Gali;

Allan Stam, assistant professor in political science and specialist in international security and war.

The panel will be moderated by Pauline Jones-Luong, assistant professor of political science specializing in Russia and Central Asia.

For more information, please contact Pauline Jones-Luong at (203) 432-5255.

* *or Lauress M. Ackman (203) 432-3413

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