Betsy Speicher

2/10/10 - Yaron Brook debates use of Military Force

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When Should the U.S. Use Military Force?

A moderated conversation featuring: Joseph Capizzi, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Catholic University Joe Volk, Executive Secretary of FCNL, a Quaker public interest lobby for peace Yaron Brook, President & Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Center.

On what basis should our government commit to using military force? Are there morally justifiable reasons to go to war? Or is all violent conflict indefensible and counterproductive? Perhaps morality does not even have a proper place in questions of war and foreign policy. Many would say that deliberation on such matters should be directly tied to national interest. With current military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, simmering disputes with Iran and a plethora of humanitarian and genocidal crises around the world, issues of war and peace and global stability are of urgent concern for all people. Our speakers will debate these questions and present a wide range of perspectives and philosophies. Attendees are invited to stay after the event for an informal reception.

The cost for each program is $10 for advance sales and at the door is $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens (over 62) and free for students (college students must present a current college ID and arrive by 7 pm).

If possible, please RSVP by Tuesday, February 9-- wes.revp@gmail.com.

This event starts on February 10, 2010 at 7:15 AM.

Contact Information

* Judith Johnson

* judithheron@gmail.com

Location

WES Main Hall

* 7750 16th Street, N.W.

* Washington, DC 20012

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