Join us for a discussion of Samuel Moyn's new book Humane 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.
Cosponsors include: Illinois Global Institute Transitional Justice Initiative, College of Law, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Religion, Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Global Studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives.