Panel to Discuss War and Ethics

Posted: March 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sharon Taylor

The Office of the Provost, University Life, and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies present a panel discussion today on “War and Ethics after 9/11.” The program is held at 4:30 p.m. in the SUB I Atrium.

David Kaufman, chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies, says that department faculty felt it was important to consider the potential war with Iraq beyond its scope as merely a policy issue, and to include a discussion of the moral and ethical implications.

Panelist Judith Lichtenberg, associate professor of philosophy and a research scholar at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Philosophy and Social Policy, discusses “What We Disagree about When We Disagree about War.” Lichtenberg is editor of the book Democracy and the Mass Media, and she wrote “The Ethics of Retaliation” for Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly.

Christopher Morris, professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland College Park, speaks on “Preemption and Prevention.” Morris is the editor of several books, including Violence, Terrorism, and Justice and Value, Welfare, and Morality.

Albert Pierce, director of the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy, adresses “War and Ethics after 9/11.” Pierce is the author of Just War Principles and Economic Sanctions.

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