Forum 22-23: New and Old Wars, New and Old Challenges to Peace!

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

On March 1, 2023, Cardinal Robert McElroy, the bishop of San Diego, led a discussion on the moral challenges of war and nuclear arms at the University of Notre Dame. 

Following his formal presentation, Cardinal McElroy was joined on stage by Notre Dame faculty members for a discussion on a wide range of topics including the effectiveness of nonviolence, the need for peacebuilding, the just war tradition, nuclear disarmament, defense systems budgets and the interpretation of international law prohibiting the use of military force.

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.

Office of the President

March 1, 2023

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