Wake Forest University will host a program about transnational intervention on Nov. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.
The event is titled, “Going Beyond Ourselves: The Ethics of Transnational Humanitarian Intervention,” and is part of the university’s 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor. It is free and open to the public.
Speakers Michael Walzer of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and David Little of Harvard University will address the ways nations intervene in foreign affairs. Topics will include U.S. foreign policy, human rights violations and cultural practices as applied to recent events including the U.S. military presence in Bosnia and Somalia.
“The speakers will draw on the disciplines of politics, religion, law, philosophy, sociology and communication to illuminate the morally ambiguous character of humanitarian intervention,” said Simeon Ilesanmi, associate professor of religion at Wake Forest.
Walzer has published four books: “Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations,” “Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality,” “On Toleration” and “Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad.”
Little is the Dunphy Professor of the Practice of Religion, Ethnicity and International Conflict at Harvard University. “Islamic Activism and U.S. Foreign Policy” and “Human Rights and the Conflict of Cultures: Western and Islamic Perspectives on Religious Liberty” are a few of his many books.
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