New and Old Wars, New and Old Challenges to Peace!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:00 pm EST

This event is part of the Notre Dame Forum 2022-23, focused on the theme of “War & Peace.”

Ukraine and a new Cold War, a new nuclear arms race, “forever wars” in Afghanistan and Iraq, and forgotten wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Yemen. As foreign policies are being rethought in light of these new and old wars, the need for a moral compass is as great as ever.

At the height of the Cold War, two seminal documents, Pacem in terris (1963) and The Challenge of Peace (1983), provided that moral compass. In a similar way, Pope Francis’ encyclicals and statements have ignited a new debate about the ethics of nonviolence, nuclear deterrence, and war. Are nonviolence and nuclear disarmament the new moral and policy imperatives or do today’s new and old challenges to peace reinforce the need for the just war tradition and strengthened nuclear deterrence?

Join us for the livestream here on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET.

Cardinal Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego

Major General (ret.) Robert Latiff, Adjunct Professor and Chairman of the Advisory Board for Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert & Marion Short Professor of Law at Notre Dame’s Law School

A. Rashied Omar, Associate Teaching Professor of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Gerard Powers, Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

For more information visit the event website.

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