"Is War Ever Justifiable?" Debate Watching Party & Discussion

Start: January 17, 2019 3:00 PM

World BEYOND War-Central Florida invites you to its next meeting on January 17. The chapter will be screening a recording of a 2018 debate between Pete Kilner, a writer and military ethicist, and David Swanson, Director of World BEYOND War, on the topic of "Is war ever justifiable?"

What may surprise you is the extent of agreement between the two debaters. Following the screening of the debate, we'll have time for group discussion.

Debaters' Bios:
Pete Kilner is a writer and military ethicist who served more than 28 years in the Army as an infantryman and professor at the U.S. Military Academy. Dr. Kilner was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct research on combat leadership. A graduate of West Point, he holds a MA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Education from Penn State.
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, radio host, and director of World BEYOND War. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie, War Is Never Just, War No More: The Case for Abolition, and Curing Exceptionalism. He is a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. He holds a MA in Philosophy from UVA.

World BEYOND War-Central Florida is a local chapter of a global organization. For more information about getting involved in Central Florida, contact chapter coordinator Al Mytty at amytty@hcamllc.com.

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