Just War Theory

Just War Theory
Speaker: Saba Bazargan # San Diego; Speaker: Susanne Burri # St Gallen; Speaker: Mathias Thaler # Edinburgh; Speaker: Holly Lawford-Smith # Sheffield; Speaker: Graham Long # Newcastle; Speaker: Kieran Oberman # Edinburgh; Speaker: Massimo Renzo # Warwick; Speaker: David Rodin # Oxford
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Date and Time
2nd Jul 2015 08:45 - 2nd Jul 2015 18:30
2.05 Ogilvie Room, Geography (Old Infirmary), Drummond Street, Edinburgh

The Just World Institute is happy to announce an upcoming workshop on just war theory. This workshop will address some of the most pressing questions concerning the ethics of war including when is war justified, who has the authority to wage war, what constitutes permissible conduct in war and who should bear the costs.  The event is free and open to all.  Delegates to the Society for Applied Philosophy Conference are warmly encouraged to join.


8.45-9.15 Coffee

9.15 Welcome


Dr Massimo Renzo (Kings College London) - Political Self-determination, Humanitarian Intervention and the Requirement of Consent

Dr Susanne Burri  (St Gallen) - The Redirection of Bombs During WWII: A Philosophical Investigation

Chair: Dr Mihaela Mihai (York)

11.00am - 11.30am Coffee


Prof Saba Bazargan (UCSD) - Political Subjugation, Respect and Proportionality

Dr Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh) - War and Poverty

Chair: Dr Jonathan Parry (Stockholm)

1pm – 2pm Lunch


Dr Graham Long (Newcastle) - Tolerating Injustice in War

Dr Mathias Thaler (Edinburgh)- Unhinged Frames: When Hypotheticals About Torture Go Wrong

Chair: Prof Shawn Kaplan (Adelphi)

3.30pm – 4.00pm Coffee

4.00pm -5.30pm

Dr Holly Lawford-Smith (Sheffield) - Democratic Responsibility for War

Dr David Rodin (Oxford)- Authority and Procedural Rights in War

Chair: Dr Cian O’Driscoll (Glasgow)

5.30-6.30 Reception