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29 November, 2018


Tel Aviv University, Trubowitz Building, Room 307

This seminar is co-hosted by the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, the Open University, and Tel Aviv University. The seminar has two broad goals: (1) To reflect on the value of heritage, and how we might incorporate this value into the fighting of war, and (2) to discuss the relationship between theoretical research and policy-making. Abstracts are available here.


Morning Session: Heritage and War

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome and Introduction

Helen Frowe (Stockholm) and Derek Matravers (Open University)

09.45 – 11.00 Eliav Lieblich (Tel Aviv University)

'Cultural Heritage and the Laws of War: Key Dilemmas'

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee

11.15 – 12.30 Leora Bilsky (Tel Aviv University)

'Genocide and Cultural Restitution: A Challenge for International Law'

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch


Afternoon Session: Philosophy and Policy


13.45 – 14.45 Daniel Statman (Haifa University)

'Why Philosophers Should Forget about Philosophy When they Talk to Officers about Ethics in War'

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee


15.00 – 16.00 Moshe Halbertal (Hebrew University, Jerusalem and NYU)

'The Soldier as the Audience: Between Theory and Practice'

16.00 – 16.15 Coffee


16.15 – 17.15 Idit Shafran-Gittleman (Israel Democracy Institute)

'Political Philosophy and Philosophical Politics'

The seminar is free and open to all, but places are limited. Lunch will be provided. Please register using the contact form below.

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