Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Ethical Dilemmas in American Warfare

Ethical Dilemmas in American Warfare

Date : Sat., April 18, 2015 to Sun., April 19, 2015 Category : Butcher History Institute

We are pleased to offer our 11th weekend-long conference for teachers on American military history. In this program, we offer diverse scholarly perspectives on ethical dilemmas and the reasoning behind them in American military history. Each topic will offer a crucial case study in understanding the tension between executive power and legislative prerogative, and also between security and liberty in a free society – issues that resonate with the dilemmas we face today.

Be sure to see: American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students, edited by Paul Herbert and Michael Noonan (FPRI and First Division Museum, 2013).

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Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

04/18/2015 - 08:45am
Walter A. McDougall

co-Chair

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

The Dilemmas of Civil Liberties and State Security

04/18/2015 - 09:00am
Louis Fisher

Scholar in Residence, The Constitution Project

Related Article(s):

Civil Liberties vs. State Security in Historical Perspective

Related Multimedia:

The Dilemmas of Civil Liberties and State Security

The Dilemmas of Captive Combatants

04/18/2015 - 10:30am
Paul J. Springer

Senior Fellow

Professor of Comparative Military History, Air Command and Staff College

Related Material(s):

The Dilemmas of Captive Combatants (PPT)

Related Article(s):

The Dilemmas of Captivity

Related Multimedia:

The Dilemmas of Captive Combatants

The Dilemmas of Economic Warfare: The Case of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

04/18/2015 - 12:45pm

Related Multimedia:

The Dilemmas of Economic Warfare: The Case of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

The Dilemmas of Strategic Bombardment

04/18/2015 - 02:15pm
COL Gian Gentile

Senior Historian, RAND Corporation

Related Multimedia:

The Dilemmas of Strategic Bombardment

The Dilemmas of Nuclear Strategy

04/18/2015 - 03:45pm
James Turner Johnson

Distinguished Professor of Religion, Rutgers University

Related Multimedia:

The Dilemmas of Nuclear Strategy

The Dilemmas of Wars Amongst the People: Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq

04/18/2015 - 08:30am
Colonel Tony Pfaff

Foreign Area Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, Office of Policy Planning, US State Dept.

Related Article(s):

A Guide to Teaching About the War on Terrorism

Related Multimedia:

The Dilemmas of Wars Amongst the People: Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq

The Ethics of Emergent Types of War (Overseas): Drones, Cyberattacks, and Future War

04/18/2015 - 10:00am
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Charles J. Dunlap Jr.

Executive Director of the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security, Duke University Law School

Related Multimedia:

The Ethics of Emergent Types of War (Overseas): Drones, Cyberattacks, and Future War

The Ethics of Emergent Types of War (Domestic): The Patriot Act, Black Sites, and Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

04/18/2015 - 11:30am
Stephen I. Vladeck

Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law

Related Multimedia:

The Ethics of Emergent Types of War (Domestic): The Patriot Act, Black Sites, and Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Location

Venue

First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links

Register Deadline

Fri., April 24, 2015

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