Issue No. 11, February 2018

Issue No. 11, February 2018


1. Introduction
2. Conferences and Events
3. Recent Publications
4. Calls for Papers
5. Academic Programs and New Projects   
6. Internet Resources 


The Just War Newsletter is an electronic publication to announce new developments for scholars, teachers and practitioners whose work involves just war theory. Written and published by Michael Kocsis, it serves anyone working in academia, the public service, non-governmental organizations, and the military.

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An event on “Sovereignty” took place on November 29th at King’s College London. Its purpose was to explore state sovereignty in the context of post-Brexit revival, the concept’s significance, and its role in the 21st century. Serena Ferente, Carmen Pavel, and Dave Runciman were speakers, and Sarah Fine was the Chair.

A workshop on the question “How Stable are Democracies?” took place on January 11-12 at the University of Bristol, organized by the Bristol Centre for Complexity Studies. Speakers included Andrea Migliano, David Garcia, Didier Sornette, Don Ross, Henry Farrell, Patricia Palacios, Stephen Lewandowski and Tina Eliassi Rad. Details can be viewed at:

A conference on “The Public Uses of Coercion and Force: From Constitutionalism to War” was held from February 1-2 at the University of Amsterdam. Its purpose was to explore the Kantian project of achieving perpetual peace among states and to examine claims of modern states in their exercise of power and sovereignty. Arthur Ripstein's book manuscript on these themes was a focal point of discussion. Panels on Kant and War, Limits of Just War, and Cosmopolitan Right were held as sub-sections of the event.

An event on “New Perspectives on Cicero's Philosophy” will take place at Durham University from February 10-11th, hosted in the Collier Room of the College of St. Hild and St. Bede. Information about the event is provided in the following PDF: Further information can be obtained from Nathan Gilbert via email:  

A workshop on “Ideal and Non-Ideal Theories of Justice” will take place from February 23-24th at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Organised under the auspices of the Horizon2020 research project ETHOS, and funded by the European Union, the event will involve presentations by Jonathon Wolff, Sem de Maagt, and Eva Kittay, who will discuss work in progress on ideal theory and ways in which theories of justice can be non-ideal. The organizers are Miklos Zala, Bert van den Brink, and Simon Rippon. Anyone interested in participating should submit an abstract of 200-400W to Miklos Zala at the following email address:  

A research workshop on “Re-inventing Liberal Universalisms” will take place at the University of Greifswald on February 26-27th. Paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines, including political science, history, philosophy, cultural sciences, linguistics, law, or journalism, are invited. The keynote speaker will be Michael Freeden. The convenors are Rosario López, Lenka Strnadová, Rieke Trimçev.  Visit the following website for more information:

The University of Groningen will host a manuscript workshop on the upcoming book “The Structure of Society: Freedom, Responsibility and Rights in Collective Contexts” by Frank Hindriks. This event will take place in Groningen, (the Netherlands) from March 8-9th. Those interested in attending should send a CV and brief letter of motivation to Frank Hindriks at the following email address: before February 1st. Information can be found by downloading this file from

An event entitled “Justice across Borders” will be held on March 25-26th as the First Annual Graduate Conference of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Michael Blake will be the keynote speaker. Abstracts from graduate and post-doc students are invited which engage with any aspect of the relationship between state sovereignty and individual civil and moral rights. Abstracts of 500-750W should be formatted for blind review and submitted via email to by January 10th. Authors should include their name, discipline, and institutional affiliation in their email. More information can be obtained from the following website: or by email from:

The Sixth Annual St Andrews Graduate Conference in International Political Theory will focus on the theme of “Global Justice: Between Hope and Tragedy” and take place on April 6th. A keynote address will be delivered by Raimond Gaita. The aim of the event is to provide graduate students with opportunities to discuss ideas related to global justice. Presenters should send abstracts (of less than 500W) to: before February 5th. Queries can be directed to the same address. For further information, visit:

A conference on “Boundaries and Limits” will be held from April 17-29th, hosted by the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) Philosophy Graduate and Postgraduate Conference.  The keynote speaker will be Achille Varzi. For more information, contact the event organizers via email: or visit the following website:

The Annual Scottish Graduate Classics Conference will be on the topic of “Power and the People in Undemocratic Regimes”. Held at the University of Glasgow from May 3-4th, the event will bring together postgraduate students from an array of subject areas in the hope of a far-reaching inter-disciplinary discussion. Those wishing to present papers should submit an abstract of less than 250W with their affiliation to the following email address: before February 28th. Further information is available by email from the same address.

The Eighth Annual Conference of the European Chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics will be held at the Spanish Infantry Academy in Toledo from May 13-16th. The event’s theme is “The Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies in Warfare”. Details about the conference and registration information are posted here: Questions can be sent to the event organizers at the following email address:

The first “Cosmopolitanism Conference” will be held at the Pandisciplinary Network in Waterford (Ireland) from May 21-23rd.  It will include presentations on the definition of cosmopolitanism, localism versus cosmopolitanism, implications of cosmopolitanism, feasibility, identity, difference, rights, national borders, and a host of other issues. The organisers are Seán Moran ( and Michelle Ryan ( The conference will be held in the historic Mount Melleray Monastery in the Irish countryside. For information, contact Sean Moran or visit the website of the Pandisciplinary Network:

A workshop on “Individual and Collective Duties to Rescue” will take place in Stockholm on May 31st, co-hosted by the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace and the Institute for Futures Studies. The event will explore the refugee crisis in Europe and calls for intervention in conflicts in Syria and elsewhere. Paper topics might include: the duties of states and individuals to refugees, special duties to rescue, historical responsibility for political instability, and agent-relative prerogatives around the duty to rescue. Abstracts of less than 300W should include the author’s contact details and status, and should be sent to the workshop organizer at the following email address: before March 1st. Inquires should be sent to the same email address.

The 2018 Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics will take place May 31-June 1st, and focus on questions arising from the idea of a “post-liberal” world. It will examine how conceptions of liberalism have fueled disenfranchisement from democratic values, and their tendency to undermine democracy and human rights. Ryoa Chung, Alison Jaggar, Jason Stanley and Jonathan Wolff will be some of the presenters. Submissions are welcome on topics like political polarisation, globalisation, anti-elitism, economic austerity, distrust in the sciences, anti-refugee sentiments and democratic values. Those wishing to propose a paper should send an anonymized abstract and a separate document containing author information (name, paper title, email address, affiliation) to the following email address: Abstracts should be 500W or less, should include three to five keywords, and should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation. The deadline is February 10th. For inquiries, contact the organisers, Merten Reglitz and Wouter Peeters, at the following email address: or visit the conference information website:

An international symposium on “Revisiting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” will be hosted by the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association as part of the proceedings of the Canadian Philosophical Association at the Université du Québec à Montréal, on June 6-7th. The event will consider the relevance of rights and freedoms established in the UDHR at the time of their 70th anniversary. It will ask if any such rights have become problematic and whether additional rights or freedoms warrant inclusion in the UDHR. Proposals for papers in English or French (under 35 minutes) should be summarized in a one-page abstract and submitted via email by March 5th to: William Sweet, Department of Philosophy, St Francis Xavier University (

The topic of the Annual Conference of the Association for Social and Political Philosophy, which takes place from June 21-23rd, is “Legitimacy”. The event will be held at Sapienza University (Rome), and keynote speakers will include Allen Buchanan, Davina Cooper and Fabienne Peter. Panel and paper proposals are invited on many themes related to legitimacy, such as public ethics, human rights, transitional justice, Rawls and his critics, gender and sexuality, toleration, religion, republicanism and Roman political thought. Details can be obtained on the following website:

An event on “Kant’s Legal Theory and Global Justice” will be hosted from June 29-30th by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). It will focus on questions around the continuing relevance of Kant’s legal theory and their application to current global challenges. Keynote speakers will be Alyssa R. Bernstein and Alessandro Pinzani. Those interested in participating as a speaker should send an abstract of 500-700W (prepared for blind review) to this email address: before March 3rd. Contact the conference organiser Dr. Alice Pinheiro Walla of the University of Bayreuth for more information and in order to register:

A joint conference on “Nationalism in Times of Uncertainty” will take place as part of the 2018 European Conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES) at the University of Graz from July 4-6th. The conference will include a broad range of papers and panels devoted to questions of nationalism, ethnicity, national identity and related concepts, with a focus on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. Conference information will soon be available on the CSEES website. The deadline for registration is April 31st. A draft program will be available by the end of May. For more information, send emails to: or or visit the the conference website:

“War and Peace” is the theme of the Fifth International Philosophy Conference, hosted by the Philosophy Department, Uludag University (Bursa, Turkey) from October 11-13. The event will consider the meaning of terms like liberty, independence, colonialism and terror, over time and from different philosophical points of view. The deadline to receive abstracts is May 25th; full papers should be received by August 17th. The conference website lists detailed information here:


Books (CDN$)

Baime, A.J. (2017) The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $35.08

Bowden, Mark (2017) Hue: The Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam (Grove Press) $28.95

Hanson, Victor Davis (2017) The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict was Fought and Won (Basic Books) $39.57

Hathaway, Oona A and Scott J. Shapiro (2017) The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (Simon & Schuster) $30.41

Huang, Reyko (2017) The Wartime Origins of Democratization: Civil War, Rebel Governance, and Political Regimes (Cambridge UP) $48.30

Hurwitz, Agnès and Reyko Huang (eds) (2017) Civil War and the Rule of Law (Lynne Rienner) $24.50

Levitsky, Steven and Daniel Ziblatt (2018) How Democracies Die (Crown) $21.00

Murphy, Colleen (2017) The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge UP) $29.99  

Neu, Michael (2017) Just Liberal Violence: Sweatshops, Torture, War (Rowman and Littlefield International) $32.95 

Patrikarakos, David (2017) War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century (Basic Books) $31.28

Scheider, Walter (2017) The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton UP) $41.56 
Snyder, Timothy (2017) On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Tim Duggin Books) $8.92

Tanaka, Yuki (2017) Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II/Second Edition  (Rowman & Littlefield) $116.00

Westad, Odd Arne (2017) The Cold War: A World History (Basic Books) $42.53

Journal Special Issues  

A special book symposium is included in a recent issue of Journal of Global Ethics (Vol. 13, Issue 1). The topic is Nir Eisikovits’s book A Theory of Truce; articles by Thom Brooks, Thaddeus Metz, David Lyons, Nir Eisikovits, Colleen Murphy, and Daniel Alejandro Restrepo are included. View the symposium here:


The inaugural issue of the Journal for Ethics and Moral Philosophy will be published in mid-2018. Articles are invited in all areas of practical philosophy including just war theory. Submissions can be in English or German, and should be original research articles, reports, or book reviews. The length of articles should be between 7500 and 9000W. Reviews should not exceed 1500W. Contributions should be sent to the following email address: before February 28th. Details can be found (scroll downward for English translation) on this PDF:

The Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy is accepting papers for its Fourth Volume (No.1) which will be published in April 2018. Articles discussing politics and governance, peace and development, and democracy and human rights, are especially welcome. The deadline for submissions is January 30th. Submissions should exceed 6000W and should be sent to one of the following email addresses: or  Visit the following website for details:   

A special issue of the journal Philosophical Papers will be dedicated to the topic of “World Government”. Guest editors are Attila Tanyi Ward E. Jones. The aim of the special issue is to add to the ongoing debate with articles that discuss, clarify and defend new positions on the matter of world government. Possible questions include: Is it desirable to have a world government? How do we answer the classic arguments against world government? Are there positive ethical arguments for world government? Does a cosmopolitan outlook support world government? The deadline for receipt of submissions is October 1st. This issue, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in March 2019. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, as a pdf- or word-document attachment, to: Authors should include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence. Further enquires may be addressed to either Attila Tanyi at: or Ward E. Jones at:  


The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne is establishing a PhD scholarship for the upcoming year, and research proposals are welcome until February 19th. Proposals should identify innovative research questions relevant to the themes of the Centre on Statelessness and should encompass a range of research methodologies. Proposals may outline conventional legal techniques of analysis and/or propose theoretical projects or projects based on empirical study (or some combination of the methods). Details about the program and the application process can be found on the following website:

A Summer Course on the theme “Territorial Sovereignty in the Age of Migration” will take place in Budapest at the Central European University (CEU). Organized by CEU and Queen's University (Kingston, Canada), the course takes place from July 9-13th. It will explore the importance of territory in the current world order and consider how more “traditional” territorial disputes have been overwhelmed recently by dilemmas of mass migration. The aim of the course is to give MA and PhD students a sense of normative dilemmas and political struggles over territorial sovereignty. Financial aid and travel grants may be available. Applications should be submitted by February 14th. Among the course faculty will be Keith Banting, Nina Caspersen, Zsuzsa Csergő, David Miller, Margaret Moore, and Szabolcs Pogonyi. Full details can be found at the following website:

The Public Philosophy Journal is accepting applications for participation in its 2018 New Engaged Scholars Digital Pilot Program. The program is for graduate students likely to benefit from guided, collaborative processes to shape ideas and drafts into publishable content. Participants will discover networking opportunities, receive substantial peer-to-peer guidance, and gain familiarity with practices of scholarly publishing. Activities will take place mainly through engagement with the PPJ’s experimental Formative Peer Review platform:  Projects should be publicly relevant and accessible to a wide audience; interdisciplinary projects are strongly encouraged. The program begins on February 5th and unfolds throughout the spring semester. Questions should be sent to Andrea Walsh, PPJ Managing Community Director, at the following email address:


Three upcoming “Live Webcasts” by the Global Ethics Network and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs may be of interest. The first is a lecture on February 20th by Gregg Easterbrook entitled “It’s Better than it Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear”. The second is a lecture by Timothy Snyder on February 21st under the title “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century”. The third, on March 1st by Amy Chua, is on the theme “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the fate of Nations”. All three Live Webcasts begin at 6pm; further information and instructions for viewing/downloading can be found on the following website:

Selected portions of a new anthology on the ethics of war are appearing online. The collection is called The Oxford Handbook of the Ethics of War and it contains sections on Method, History, Resort, Conduct and Aftermath. Numerous scholars of just war are represented. Visit the following website for sample chapters and information on how to pay for access:


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Issue No. 10, November 2017

Issue No. 10 November 2017


1. Introduction
2. Conferences and Events
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Academic Programs, Prizes and New Projects   
6. Internet Resources 


The Just War Newsletter is an electronic publication to announce new developments for researchers, teachers and practitioners whose work involves the doctrine of just war. Written and published by Michael Kocsis, it serves anyone working in academia, the public service, non-governmental organizations, and the military.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list, contact us at Back-issues can be found on the WWW at:


A workshop on the theme “Situating the Human” took place at the University of Pardubice (Czech Republic) from September 26-28. The event was held at Pardubice’s historical building, Nám Čs Legií, and was organized by Ondřej Beran of the University’s Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value. Details are still posted on the following website:

October 18th was Global Ethics Day. Organized by the Carnegie Council, the event is an opportunity for organizations around the world to host lectures, film screenings, debates and discussions that explore the meaning of ethics in international affairs. This year’s activities include an International Student/Teacher Essay Contest and an International Student Photo Contest (details below). The website for Global Ethics Day is:

A conference on “The Human Right to a Dignified Existence in an International Context” was hosted by the Human Rights Centre at the University of Potsdam (Germany) from October 20-21st. The event looked at ideas about the right to an existence worthy of human dignity and the conditions involved when such rights are not realized. The event was organized by Logi Gunnarsson
(Potsdam) and details are still available here:

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Utrecht University and the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe) will host a workshop on “Self-Knowledge and Cosmopolitanism: Ancient Stoic Perspectives” on Friday November 3rd. The workshop will explore questions about who we are and what place we should have in the world of the 21st century. Organised by René Brouwer and Albert Joosse, the event will include presentations on the Cynics, Early Stoics, Cicero, Epictetus and Imperial Stoicism. Questions about the workshop should be sent to organizers via email:  Selected information is posted on the following website:  

A short course by Arthur Ripstein entitled “Power's Tribute to Reason: Kant and the Law of War” will take place from November 17–18th at the University of Zürich (Switzerland). A list of readings will be distributed to all registered participants for pre-reading. The course is designed for doctoral students and postdocs. Those interested in attending should send their request to Stefan Riegelnik along with a statement of 250w at the email address found on the website below. The course is free but places are limited. Further information can be found on the University of Zürich’s website: and the course program can be downloaded here:

A workshop on “New Approaches to Political Cohesion in Democratic Processes” is being organized by the Centre of Political Thought at the University of Exeter with help from Cardiff University and the University of Oxford. The workshop will take place at the University of Exeter on Wednesday November 29th in the Ibrahim Ahmed Room of Reed Hall. Its purpose is to explore relationships between democratic processes and political cohesion where these embody values and produce norms that legitimate political systems. Speakers will include Matteo Bonotti, Joseph Lacey, Jonathan White, Dario Castiglione, Sandra Kröger, Richard Bellamy, Sofia Näsström, Carole Pateman and David Owen. Participation is free but participants must pre-register for limited places. Those with questions should contact Dario Castiglione ( prior to November 14th. Details about and a workshop programme can be found here:

The meetings of the International Society for Military Ethics (ISME) are taking place this year in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University, from January 25-26th, 2018. The event’s theme is “Culture, Diversity, and Military Ethics: Intersections of Military and Civilian Culture at a Time of International Political Upheaval”. The deadline for submissions was October 2nd. Full details are available on the ISME’s conference website:

An international, interdisciplinary conference on “Human Rights Studies”, coordinated by the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM) and organized by Science, Art, Sport Productions (BILSAS),  will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) from March 2-3rd 2018. Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to the conference theme and from different regions of the world. Proposals should be sent in accordance with specifications listed on the website below before November 24th. Information about the event, registration, and submission can be found on this website: or by contacting event organizers at the following email address:

A workshop on “Civil Resistance” will take place on March 2nd, 2018 under the auspices of Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies and the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace. Speakers will include Edwin Etieyibo, Helen Frowe, Lawrence Hamilton, Vasti Roodt and Samantha Vice. The event will explore philosophical issues surrounding civil resistance, disobedience and other forms of opposition to norms and institutions. The workshop is free of charge but places are limited. Full information, including details about how to register, can be found on the following website:

An international workshop entitled “An Ethics for ‘Moral Strangers’: Fence Crossing or Fence Mending?” will take place on March 13-14th, 2018 in Graz (Austria). Hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Graz, and organized by Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, Philipp Berghofer and Markus Seethaler, the workshop will explore conflicts of ethical universalism and particularism from the point of view of different philosophical traditions. Keynote speakers will include Robert Audi, John Drummond and Sara Heinämaa. Submissions for presentations should not exceed 500w and should be prepared (in English) for blind review and sent via email to the following email address: The submission deadline is December 1, 2018. Conference information can be found on this this website: or on the event’s PhilEvents entry:

The International Symposium on Jesuit Studies will host an event on “Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and Complexities of Modernity” at the Universidad Loyola Andalucía, in Seville (Spain) on June 1-2nd, 2018.  Co-organized by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College and the Departamento de Humanidades y Filosofía de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía, the event will consider numerous elements of the work of Suárez and other Jesuits to determine if they are relevant to crises of modernity. Those interested in participating should send short (200–250w) abstracts for proposed papers in Spanish or in English to Juan Antonio Senent de Frutos ( and Robert Aleksander Maryks ( Selected papers will be published in either a dedicated volume (Boston College Symposia on Jesuit Studies Series at Brill) or in the Journal of Jesuit Studies. Inquiries should be sent to Kathleen M. Comerford, Associate Editor of the Journal of Jesuit Studies. A call for papers for the event is available on this website:

On June 14-15th, 2018 a conference on “Refugees and Minority Rights: Acceptable and Unacceptable Criteria for Accepting/Rejecting Refugees in a Non-Ideal World” will be hosted by the University of Tromsø and The Arctic University of Norway.  Keynote speakers will include David Miller, Sarah Fine, Serena Parekh, Kieran Oberman, Lea Ypi and Phillip Cole. The goal is to tackle the question: What role ought minority protection play and what are the right principles for admitting and rejecting refugees when asylum, whether permanent or temporary, is under-supplied in a non-ideal world? Those interested in participating should submit 300-500w abstracts to the following email address before January 15th: The organizers are Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Annamari Vitikainen. Information can be viewed on the UiT (Arctic University of Norway) website:

PluriCourts (The Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) will host a workshop on “The Political and Legal Theory of International Courts and Tribunals” in Oslo (Norway) from June 18-19th, 2018. Submissions on legitimacy standards, history, the international rule of law, adjudication, norm-indeterminacy, accountability, and several other related topics are invited. For information, contact Laura Létourneau Tremblay, Higher Executive Officer,
PluriCourts; University of Oslo, Domus Nova, 5th Floor, St.Olavs plass 5, 0166 OSLO, Norway; (tel.: 228 59194). Full information is available at the following website:

A conference on “Borders and Border Walls, a New Era?: (In)security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities” will take place at the Centre for Geopolitical Studies, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) from September 27-28th, 2018. Organized by the Raoul Dandurand Chair at UQAM, the event will explore how border infrastructures should be evaluated, especially in terms of their efficiency, economic and ethical costs and outcomes. Why build barriers if they fail to solve the issues for which they were erected? What are the alternatives? What are the proper roles of academics and scholars? The deadline for submissions is March 31st. Some additional information is posted on the following website:   


Books (CDN$)

Allison, Graham (2017) Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’ Trap? (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $32.76

Andersson, Stefan (ed) (2017) Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk (Cambridge UP) $128.87

Armitage, David (2017) Civil Wars: A History of Ideas (Allen Lane) $30.81

Barron, David J. (2017) Waging War: The Clash between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS (Simon and Schuster) $22.15 

Bowden, Mark (2017) Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam (Atlantic Monthly Press) $35.93

Buttar, Prit (2017) The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front, 1917-21 (Osprey) $34.14

Çakmak, Cenap (2017) A Brief History of International Criminal Law and the International Criminal Court (Palgrave Macmillan) $153.31

Demont-Biaggi, Florian (ed) (2017) The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan) $100.11  

Dyer, Gwynne (2016) War: The New Edition (Vintage Canada) $29.47

Eisen, Robert (2017) Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of War: How Five Rabbis Confronted One of Modern Judaism’s Greatest Challenges (Oxford UP) $44.00

Fortin, Katharine (2017) The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford UP) $164.98 

Friedrich, Bretislav et. al. (eds) (2017) One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research Deployment, Consequences (Springer) $77.32

Goda, Norman J. W. (2017) Rethinking Holocaust Justice: Essays across Disciplines (Berghahn Books) $167.25

Grayling, A.C. (2017) War: An Enquiry (Yale UP) $27.53

Grotius, Hugo (2017) The Rights of War and Peace, in Three Books (Forgotten Books) $54.34

Grotius, Hugo (2017) The Rights of War and Peace, including the Law of Nature and of Nations (Forgotten Books) $34.93

Lord, Henry (2017) The Highway of the Seas in Time of War (Forgotten Books) $15.85

Halleck, Henry Wager (2017) International Law, or Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace and War (Forgotten Books) $103.71

Haque, Adil Ahmad (2017) Law and Morality at War (Oxford UP) $80.92

Hay, Bruce L. (2017) Nazi-Looted Art and the Law: The American Cases (Springer) $162.00

International Committee of the Red Cross (2016) Commentary on the First Geneva Convention: Convention I for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (Cambridge UP) $248.07

Jones, Seth G. (2016) Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State (Oxford UP) $30.64 

Luce, Edward (2017) The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Atlantic Monthly Press) $27.70

May, Larry (2017) The Cambridge Handbook of the Just War (Cambridge UP) $39.95

McMeekin, Sean (2017) The Russian Revolution: A New History (Basic Books) $34.90

Morkevičius, Valerie (2017) Realist Ethics: Just War Traditions as Power Politics (Cambridge UP) $39.95  

Nauta, David (2017) The International Responsibility of NATO and its Personnel during Military Operations (Martinus Nijhoff) $222.89

Nicholson, Joanna (2017) Fighting and Victimhood in International Criminal Law (Routledge) $161.30

Nicoletti, Cynthia (2017) Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis (Cambridge UP) $114.95

Nolan, Cathal J. (2017) The Allure of Battle: How Wars are Won and Lost (Oxford UP) $32.62

Ohlin, Jens David (ed) (2017) Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict and Human Rights (Cambridge UP) $47.95

Ohlin, Jens David (2017) Weighing Lives in War (Oxford UP) $43.68

Ricks, Thomas E. (2017) Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom (Penguin Press) $30.21

Sageman, Marc (2017) Misunderstanding Terrorism (University of Pennsylvania Press) $30.78

Sands, Philippe (2017) East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes against Humanity” (Vintage) $20.70

Sands, Philippe (2017) Lawless World: Making and Breaking Global Rules (Penguin Press) $12.53

Solis, Gary D. (2016) The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War/Second Edition (Cambridge UP) $79.36 

Strawser, Bradley J., Ryan Jenkins and Michael Robillard (eds) (2017) Who Should Die? The Ethics of Killing in War (Oxford UP) $72.17

Torroja, Helena (ed) (2017) Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies (Springer) $130.92

U.S. Naval War College (2017) International Law: Topics and Discussions, 1914 (Forgotten Books) $36.01

U.S. Naval War College (2017) International Law Situations, with Solutions and Notes, 1933 (Forgotten Books) $35.21

United States Congress and United States Senate (2017) War Powers in the 21st Century (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) $29.08

United States War Department (2017) A Source-Book of Military Law and War-Time Legislation (Forgotten Books) $98.86

Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns (2017) The Vietnam War: An Intimate History (Knopf) $51.84

Journal Special Issues  

An recent issue of Ethics and International Affairs contains a special section on “Legitimate Authority, War and the Ethics of Rebellion,” Guest Edited by Christopher J. Finlay, Jonathan Parry and Pål Wrange (Vol. 31, Issue 2, Summer 2017), a series of essays by Finlay, Parry and Wrange are included.

The journal Peace and Change contains a series of articles on peace movements, humanitarian intervention and pacifism (Vol. 42, Issue 4, October 2017). Articles by Michael Clinton, Martin Ceadel, David Leitch and William Barbieri Jr. are included.


The Guest Editors of an upcoming special issue of The European Legacy welcome submissions on the theme “Parting Ways with the Nation-State, Toward the Exilic State”. The issue is dedicated to the themes, thinkers, and central concerns of Judith Butler’s book Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012). Articles that take up Butler’s call to rethink the nation-state, and that tackle Butler’s views about Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, Mahmoud Darwish, Emmanuel Levinas, Walter Benjamin, Primo Levi, and Martin Buber, are encouraged. Articles should be between 6000-8000w in length and should be complete by June 1st, 2018; abstracts should be received prior to February 1st and should be sent to the guest editors (via the email addresses below) in accordance with submission guidelines for The European Legacy. The issue editors are Anya Topolski ( and Louis Klee (

Submissions are welcome for a special issue of Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation entitled “Towards Global Citizenships”. The issue will consider processes of globalisation and the deterritorialisation of political governance that are moving away from “state-centric”
models of the 19th and 20th centuries. Articles may be in any language with their length chosen by the author. Abstracts and keywords should be in English. Articles should be sent via email prior to January 31st via the following email addresses: and For further information, contact Elia Zaru of the Editorial Board of Glocalism at the following email address: Further information can be found at:

The publishing house Rowman and Littlefield International, along with the National University of Ireland (Galway) welcome book proposals for its series “Values and Identities: Crossing Philosophical Borders”. The Series Editors are Paul Crowther and Tsarina Doyle of the National University of Ireland (Galway). Inquiries and requests to submit a proposal form should be sent to: Full information about the series can be found at the following website:


An essay competition established by the journal Studies of Global Ethics and Global Education is on the question “How to Achieve Practical Implementation of Values and Theories of Global Responsibility?” The best three essays will be awarded cash prizes and published in Studies in Global Ethics and Global Education. The deadline for submissions is October 31st. Those wishing to participate should send submissions in accordance with the instructions for authors posted on the following website: Details about the competition are available here:

The editors of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric invite submissions for the 2nd annual essay prize in honor of Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (1979-2014). Trejo-Mathys, a member of the Global Justice Network and professor of philosophy at Boston College, worked in both philosophy and critical social theory. Submissions in all areas of political theory are welcome provided they concern global justice especially areas of global justice and trade, and contributions of critical theory to global justice. For additional questions, or to submit an essay for consideration (maximum 9000w), contact Barbara Buckinx at The winning author will receive a cash prize and will be invited to present their paper alongside a leading scholar in the field of global justice at Boston College’s annual lecture in Trejo-Mathys’ honour. The essay will also be published in Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric. For more information, visit the following website:
Two competitions related to Global Ethics Day may be of interest: (1) The first is an International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, of which the topic questions are: “In your opinion, what is the world's greatest challenge, and how does it affect your local community and/or the world? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?: The contest open to teachers and students anywhere in the world; its submission deadline is December 31st.  (2) The second is an International Student Photo Contest, which this year is on the topic of climate change. Participants should submit photos illustrating examples of climate change or of combating and adapting to climate change. Students of all nationalities are eligible to enter. The deadline to submit photos for the competition is December 31st.

The School of Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Dialogue, Security, Leadership, Human Rights in Switzerland welcomes applications for its Visitor Researcher Program (VRP), a 3 to 12 month program designed to enhance the academic research skills of researchers through participation, training, and education. Researchers visit 3-6 Swiss Institutions and build practical knowledge and acquaintance with their activities in areas of Peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights. For questions, contact Fakhrinur Huseynli, Director of Institute for Peace & Dialogue (IPD); Hegenheimerstrasse 175, 4055 Basel (Switzerland); Email: Details about participating institutions, participation fees, accommodation, the application process, are posted on this program website:,-VRP/

The Heritage in War Project invites applications from students interested in studying for a PhD concerned with issues around armed conflict and protection of cultural property. The project team will work with successful applicants in obtaining funding and the student will be registered at The Open University. Anyone interested should contact Derek Matravers via email: More information on the Open University’s doctoral programme can be found at the following website:


Last month The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs posted a lecture entitled “The Future of War: A History” by Sir Lawrence Freedman. The lecture is viewable and downloadable in WebCast and a transcription of the talk is available as well.

The Carnegie Council will host an event on Monday, November 13 from 8 to 9:15am (EST) entitled “Trump, North Korea, China: War or Peace?” The author and lawyer Gordon Chang will deliver the lecture, which will be available as a live WebCast. 

A recent post by Hanane Saouli on the blog of the Global Ethics Network explores the relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law.   

A blog entitled Thoughts of a Soldier-Ethicist may be of interest to readers of the newsletter. Published by a retired U.S. Army Officer, the blog’s purpose is to explore the moral standing, and the shortcomings, of the profession of arms.  

The journal Augustinian Studies now publishes selected articles online through the Philosophy Documentation Center. Augustinian Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to studying the life, teachings, and influence of Augustine of Hippo. You can find the material posted on the website below.  

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