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Legal Humanities Lecture: Samuel Moyn

Legal Humanities Lecture: Samuel Moyn, “The Coming of Humane War”

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute; Illinois Global Institute Transitional Justice Initiative; Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy; REEEC; College of Law; Department of History; Department of Philosophy; Department of Political Science; Department of Religion; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for Global Studies; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives
Location
https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hRofZSuoQ2aXQ_1u8dd1Ug
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 28, 2021   7:30 pm  
Speaker
Samuel Moyn (Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University)
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Registration
Registration
Contact
Humanities Research Institute
E-Mail
info-hri@illinois.edu
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Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

Legal Humanities Lecture with Samuel Moyn (Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University).

 

Join us for a discussion of Moyn's new book Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War followed by commentary from respondents Avital Livny (Political Science) and Patrick Keenan (Law).

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER 
Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University. He has written several books in the fields of European intellectual history and human rights history. His newest book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, appears with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in fall 2021. 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK
In Humane, Moyn asks a troubling but urgent question: What if efforts to make war more ethical—to ban torture and limit civilian casualties—have only shored up the military enterprise and made it sturdier? To advance this case, Moyn looks back at a century and a half of passionate arguments about the ethics of using force.

 

Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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