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Give War a Chance? Day Conference

1 May 2014

Give War a Chance?: Contesting Themes from In Defence of War

A One Day Conference on the Law, Ethics, and History of Armed Conflict

Registration is now open.The conference is free, but space is limited, so please register by emailing gwac.conference@gmail.com. Include your name and, if applicable, your institution and field of study. The event will run from approximately 10am to 5pm. Refreshments, but not lunch, will be provided. Confirmation of your place, as well as further details of the event, will be sent in April.

Picture of Biggar book

Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, and representing a range of disciplines, will engage In Defence of War, which has quickly been regarded as one of the most important recent books on the morality of war. In it, Oxford theologian and priest Nigel Biggar challenges what he regards as wishful thinking: the increasingly fashionable view that war has become unnecessary. He contends that war can be morally legitimate, legally justified, and indeed Christian. Arguing from a range of sources including military history, real-life battle accounts, philosophy, theology, and international law, In Defence of War is the book with which future pacifists and realists will have to contend.

 

Further details will be posted shortly. For more information, contact Dr John Perry (jmp24@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Speakers:

  • Adrian Pabst, University of Kent
  • Mary Ellen O’Connell, University of Notre Dame (Law)
  • David Rodin, University of Oxford (Philosophy)
  • Anthony Lang, University of St Andrews (International Relations)
  • Nigel Biggar, University of Oxford (Theology)

School of International Relations

School of Divinity

University of St Andrews

 

Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852