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Ethics of War and Peace Conference

United States Military Academy, New York

March 29-30, 2019

The 5th Annual Conference on the Ethics of War and Peace will take place at Villanova University on 29-30 March 2019. The theme of the conference is “The Future of the Just War Tradition.” This theme is sparked by recent discussions among philosophical and theological scholars to jettison the tradition. For example, at a Vatican conference in 2016, participants argued that "Too often the 'just war theory' has been used to endorse rather than prevent or limit war. Suggesting that a 'just war' is possible also undermines the moral imperative to develop tools and capacities for nonviolent transformation of conflict” (National Catholic Reporter, 14 Apr 2016). Please join J. Bryan Hehir, Jessica Wolfendale, Gerald Schlabach, Kenneth Himes, Amy Eckert, and numerous undergraduate presenters for what will certainly be a fruitful discussion.
The Conference on the Ethics of War and Peace is a project of Villanova University and the United States Military Academy. The conference brings together undergraduate students, cadets, officers, scholars, and interested civilians to discuss urgent ethical issues pertaining to the use of military force. The conference aims to create a constructive and open discussion of matters of great public interest that bridges the boundaries between civilians, officers, academics, and practitioners.

For more information regarding West Point’s participation, contact Kevin Cutright at or 845-938-2248. For more information about the conference, such as registration and details about the distinguished speakers, visit Villanova’s helpful site:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Commerical: 845-938-2248
West Point Extension: x2248

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West Point, NY 10996

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