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SVC Center Plans Talk on 'Just War Tradition' Jan. 18

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Posted: Tuesday Jan 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

The Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College, in cooperation with the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, will present a lecture by Dr. Daryl Charles, director and senior fellow of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought and Practice at Bryan College, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 17 in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

This will be the sixth in the Center's 2011-2012 Government and Political Education Series, and is entitled “Between Pacifism and Real Politik: The Abiding Relevance of the Just War Tradition.”

Having previously taught at Taylor University and Union University, Dr. Charles served as the 2007-2008 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life for the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He was also a 2003-2004 visiting fellow at the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University. He has authored or co-edited 11 books, including, most recently, (with David D. Corey) The Just War Tradition: An Introduction and (with David B. Capes) Thriving in Babylon. His work has been published in a wide array of both scholarly and popular journals, including First Things, Pro Ecclesia, Touchstone, Journal of Church and State, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Journal of Religious Ethics, Books and Culture, and Christian Scholars Review.

Upcoming lectures in the series include Dr. Daniel Piccuta, “The U.S.A. and China: Powers, Rivals, Partners,” January 25; Stephen Moore, “The End of Obamanomics,” February 8; Dr. Micah Watson, “Locke’s Legacy or Rousseau’s Temptation: American Government as Creature or Creator, February 22; and Dr. Charles Holt, “Auction Design for Public Policy,” March 14.

For more information about this and other lectures in the series, contact Mary Beth McConahey, program manager of the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College at marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.