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Sunday, March 10 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
War for the Risk Averse: Drones, Protection and Sacrifice

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Drones have emerged as the absentee landlord of 21st Century warfare.  How are they used and by whom?  What do they accomplish and who do they affect?  What ethical principles should guide their use?  This session will examine the use of drones (both armed and unarmed) as a way to make war easier and less costly and risky for the side using them, and consider the ethical problems such use presents in terms of the Just War Tradition.  In particular, does this way of war impose more risk on non-combatants and the weak? 

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Pauline Kaurin

Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Pacific Lutheran University
Dr. Pauline Kaurin is a specialist in military ethics, just war theory, philosophy of law, and applied ethics. She is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Recent publications include: When Less is not More: Expanding the Combatant/Non-Combatant Distinction; With Fear andTrembling: A Qualified Defense of Non-Lethal Weapons and Achilles Goes Asymmetrical: The Warrior, Military Ethics and... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Science: Room 123, Augsburg

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