Forum planned on 'just war' principles, Oct. 10

Oct. 5, 2001 12:35 a.m.

The University Center for Human Values is sponsoring a forum on "Just War Principles and the U.S. Military Response" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in McCormick 101.

The principles of just war provide guidelines for determining the conditions under which using violence against a foe is justified. The requirements include exhausting all efforts to resolve the conflict without force, pursuing a war only if there is a reasonable chance of its success, and making every effort to ensure that noncombatants are not killed during the conflict.

Speakers at the forum include Richard Falk, an emeritus professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton; James Turner Johnson, a professor of religion at Rutgers University; Peter Singer, the Ira Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values; and Michael Walzer, the UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. For more information, call 258-4798 or click here .