Conflict Has Changed. Do International Norms Still Matter?
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins Deep Dish to discuss the complications of modern humanitarian crises and urban conflicts.
As we’ve seen in places like Syria and Iraq, today’s armed conflict is civilian-focused, driven by non-state actors, and increasingly urban. Do traditional international norms like the Geneva Conventions still matter? Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins Deep Dish to examine why changes in the nature of war have complicated the way international law governs humanitarian crises and urban conflict.
About the Experts
President, International Committee of the Red Cross
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.