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McDonald Conference 2014 - 'In Defence of War'

Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 9:15am to Friday, 23 May 2014 - 5:15pm

In 2014, the McDonald Centre held its annual conference on issues at the intersection of political theology and military ethics.  An important focus of the discussion was Nigel Biggar's recent book, In Defence of War. 

The speakers included: 

General Sir Hugh Beach - Deputy Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces, 1976-7 
Cecile Fabre - Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford 
John Kelsay - Professor of Religion, Florida State University 
Claus Kreß - Professor of Criminal Law, and Director of the Institute for International Peace & Security Law, Universität zu Köln 
Cian O’Driscoll - Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Glasgow 
Esther Reed - Professor of Theological Ethics, Exeter University 
Nick Rengger - Professor of Political Theory & International Relations, St Andrews University 
Paul Schulte - Honorary Professor, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, & Security, University of Birmingham 
Tom Simpson - University Lecturer in Philosophy & Public Policy,  University of Oxford
James Turner Johnson - Professor of Religion, Rutgers University