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Human Rights and War Through Civilian Eyes

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Public Lecture: “Human Rights and War Through Civilian Eyes”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Storrs Campus Konover Auditorium

Public Lecture by Professor Thomas Smith, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

"Human Rights and War Through Civilian Eyes"

International lawyers and ethicists have long judged wars from the perspective of the state and its actions, asking whether belligerents are justified in entering the conflict or how they should conduct themselves during the war’s execution.

Human Rights and War Through Civilian Eyes reimagines the ethics of war from the standpoint of its collateral victims, focusing on the effects of war on those who are terrorized, or killed, or whose lives are violently upended.

The book show that even combatants who profess to follow the laws of war often engage in appalling violence and brutality, cutting short civilian lives, ruining economies, rending social fabrics, and collapsing public infrastructure.

At a moment when liberal states are rethinking the ethics of war as they seek to extricate themselves from unjust or unwise conflicts and taking on the responsibility to intervene to protect vulnerable people from slaughter, Human Rights and War helps us see with bracing clarity the devastating impact of war on whole societies.

Co-Sponsored by Humanities Institute, The Human Rights Institute, The Thomas J.Dodd Research Center, and the Department of Political Science.

To request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and for any other questions regarding this event, please contact Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

Contact:

Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

Human Rights Institute (primary), Humanities Institute, Political Science, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Master Calendar

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