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Moynihan European Research Centers presents: Horace G. Campbell

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Moynihan European Research Centers Presents:
Horace G. Campbell on "Europe and the Price of Intervention in Libya"

Horace G. Campbell
Professor of African American Studies and Political Science
Author of Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya  

The 2011 Libya campaign, far from demonstrating NATO's abiding strength, rather exposed its manifold, and growing, weaknesses. In the aftermath of this failed intervention, the deepening social and economic meltdown within Western Europe exposed the fragility of the accumulation base of the European economies. The competition within Europe has now been exacerbated by the diminution of the importance of Western Europe in bodies such as the IMF and the United Nations. One major challenge will be to manage this decline within Europe so that the European intervention in Libya does not have the same repercussions for Europe as the Italian Invasion of Abyssinia in 1935.

Horace Campbell holds a joint Professorship in the Department of African American Studies and Department of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University. The talk will be based on his new book Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya (Monthly Review Press, 2013). Previous books include Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA (2010)

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