To mark the publication of the paperback edition of 'Morality and War', (Oxford University Press) Dr David Fisher (author)will give a talk on:
'WHY MORALITY MATTERS TO THE MILITARY?'
When is a war just or unjust? Who decides and how? Does morality matter to the military? If so, what morality? And how can we ensure that our politicians and military don't just talk about morality but behave morally? In Morality and War David Fisher examines how the medieval just war theory can be refashioned to address 21st century concerns and provide practical guidance not just to politicians and generals but ordinary service people. Issues addressed include military pre-emption and torture, the morality of the Iraq War and humanitarian intervention.
The discussion will chaired by Professor Mervyn Frost, Head of the Department of War Studies.
Dr David Fisher is a Teaching Fellow at Kings College where he teaches ethics and war and recently completed a PhD. He was a senior official in the Ministry of Defence, Foreign Office and Cabinet Office where he was a defence adviser to the Prime Minister.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at a discounted price of 20%.
'a robust defence of the just war tradition ...an admirable book.' Times Literary Supplement
'the best guide to military ethics in modern times.' RUSI Journal