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Political philosopher to discuss Iraq and just war theory, Oct. 21

Political philosopher Michael Walzer will present a lecture titled "The Triumph of Just War Theory: Is Iraq a Just War?" on Monday, Oct. 21. The address will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Walzer has been a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study since 1980. He has written on a variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy, political obligation, just and unjust war, nationalism and ethnicity, economic justice and the welfare state. His book, "Just and Unjust Wars," is considered by many an indispensable text in ethics and international affairs.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of a speaker series leading up to the Princeton Colloquium on International Affairs. The colloquium, titled "A World of Good and Evil? The Return to Morality in International Affairs," will take place April 25-26. It will address the ethical and policy considerations underlying key foreign affairs issues ranging from homeland security to the confrontation with Iraq and from the Monterrey Declaration to global public health threats.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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