2022 Philosophy Symposium: The Ethics of War & Autonomous Weapons Systems

Our philosophy symposium on the ethics of war & autonomous weapons systems (AWS) was part of our 2022 philosophy symposia series supported in part by grants from Humanities Montana and The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization. In this symposium led by guest speaker Major Hunter Cantrell, we explored just war theory and some of the implications of emerging technologies/autonomous weapons systems on just war theory, military ethics, and social/political philosophy. Access audio-video, resources & photos here!

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Grounded: A Live Theater & Community Discussion Series — The Military Experience and Culture & the Ethics of War and Autonomous Warfare

Our Winter symposia consists of two free community conversations about military life & the ethics of war.  The discussions will take place at The Helena Avenue Theater, in conjunction with a live theater performance called “Grounded” by Raven’s Feather Productions (RFP).
Given the play’s focus & a shared interest in offering opportunities for the community to think together, we teamed up with its producer & director to offer discussions around some of the deeply human issues that the play presents. The result: two free symposia on the first and second weekends of the play’s launch. Learn more about the symposia topic and featured Humanities speakers here!

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2022 Philosophy Symposium: The Military Experience & Culture

Our philosophy symposium on the military experience & culture was part of our 2022 philosophy symposia series supported in part by grants from Humanities Montana and The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization. In this symposium led by guest speaker (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Barrs, we explored perspectives on military life & culture for active duty members and veterans, as well as family members and loved ones (who are also “on duty” in an important sense). Access audio-video, resources & photos here!

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Grounded: A Live Theater & Community Discussion Series — The Military Experience and Culture & the Ethics of War and Autonomous Warfare

Our Winter symposia consists of two free community conversations about military life & the ethics of war.  The discussions will take place at The Helena Avenue Theater, in conjunction with a live theater performance called “Grounded” by Raven’s Feather Productions (RFP).
Given the play’s focus & a shared interest in offering opportunities for the community to think together, we teamed up with its producer & director to offer discussions around some of the deeply human issues that the play presents. The result: two free symposia on the first and second weekends of the play’s launch. Learn more about the symposia topic and featured Humanities speakers here!

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Merlin: Live Theater & Symposia Announcement on HCTV

We had a great time sharing the news about our upcoming philosophy symposia series on the military experience & culture AND the ethics of war & autonomous warfare, alongside Ross. P Nelson — Co-Founder of Raven’s Feather Productions & Director of GROUNDED (the play that inspired our community discussions series).  Watch the video to learn more about the play and symposia!

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