Philosophy Research Colloquium Features Moscow Higher School of Economics Speaker

Posted: February 23, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: February 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

The spring Philosophy Research Colloquium will feature guest speaker Boris Kashnikov, who will present “Terrorism as an Ethical Problem” on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Research I, Room 163.

Kashnikov is a professor of philosophy from the Moscow Higher School of Economics. He has held positions including director of the Moscow office of the International Crisis Group, which is a nongovernmental organization based in Brussels and Washington, D.C.

He worked for the U.N. mission in the former Yugoslav republic from 1993-94. He was a visiting professor at Bohum University in the Center for International Law of Peace and Military Conflict from 2004-05, the philosophy department at Emory University from 1999-2000, and as a Fulbright professor in the Philosophy Department at Ohio State University from 1996-97.

Kashnikov has been an expert advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross. For a number of years he was a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Military Ethics in Norway.

On various occasions he has given guest lectures for the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., the Alson and Margaret Johnson Foundation in Helsinki, the International Criminal Law Network at The Hague, and the International Association of Policewomen in Stockholm. His most recent publications include “Terrorism: The New World Disorder” and several chapters in “Moral Constraints on War.”

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