The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Center for Peacemaking will host a discussion on the book, “War Crimes: Causes, Excuses and Blame,” on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Light refreshments will be provided.
The discussion will be moderated by Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J., scholar in residence for the Center for Peacemaking, and will host co-authors Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale. There will also be a panel comprised of members from Marquette’s Political Science Department and the Golden Eagle ROTC Battalion.
“War Crimes: Causes, Excuses and Blame” proposes an original theory on the causes of war crimes and the responsibility of war crime perpetrators. Drawing on work from sociology, psychology, law, philosophy and anthropology, the book offers new insights into the psychology of war crimes, military ethics and moral responsibility.
- Rsa Brooks, Ph.D. – Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of political science and director of undergraduate studies
- Mark Berlin, Ph.D. – assistant professor of political science
- Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis E. Kiriazis – professor of military science for the Golden Eagle ROTC Battalion
About the authors:
- Jessica Wolfendale, Ph.D. – Dr. Wolfendale is a professor of philosophy at Marquette University and the author of “Torture and the Military Profession” (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007).
- Matthew Talbert, Ph.D. – Dr. Talbert is an associate professor of philosophy at West Virginia University and senior researcher in philosophy at Lund University. He is the author of “Moral Responsibility: An Introduction” (Polity, 2016).
To attend, RSVP via email.