Distinguished Speaker Series: Sir John Holmes

The Distinguished Speaker Series invites prominent experts and practitioners in international affairs to discuss topics and issues related to global governance, the rule of law and conflict prevention.

On 14 November, The Hague Institute welcomed Sir John Holmes for the inaugural Distinguished Speaker Series lecture. Sir John discussed “Humanitarians and International Intervention.”


  • Sir John Holmes
    Director, Ditchley Foundation and Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
    Author of The Politics of Humanity: The Reality of Relief Aid
    Topic:  “Humanitarians and International Intervention”
  • Dr. Abiodun Williams, Moderator
    President, The Hague Institute


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