Just War Theory Roundtable Discussion

November 4, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Berkley Center 3rd Floor Conference Room Map

Just war thinking rooted in classical and Christian thought has become a foundation for moral reflection on issues of war, peace, and security. Basic just war principles such as "proper authority," "just cause," and the protection of non-combatants are now the foundation for international law restraining war, such as the Geneva, Hague, and Genocide Conventions. U.S. military doctrine is informed and constrained by these principles in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Surprisingly, however, these principles are not a formal part of the debates that Congress makes when considering the use of force. Congressman Jerry McNerney's House Resolution 1009 asks Congress to do just that. This event brought together experts on just war tradition and national security affairs in order to discuss the context and content of HR 1009.

Public Health Measures: This event took place in-person at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. Georgetown University required all visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to attest to having a medical or religious exemption from being vaccinated. All visitors completed the COVID-19 visitor registration for this event.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America.

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