The Witness of War and Moral Injury in Modern Conflict
Arrivals 6.30pm for 7pm lecture
Join us on Wednesday 18 March to hear the 2020 Robbins Lecture. Speaker Holly Hughson will reflect on questions such as whether civilian and military leaders have a moral obligation to listen, read and engage with the tactical-level experience as a way to inform their decision making and assume their moral risk for war.
As a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan, Russian Federation, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan and the Balkans, Holly knows from direct experience that significant changes in 21st century warfare have challenged the conventional postures and identities of both the military and humanitarian professions.
This talk is based on the idea that listening to the people who fight is more important than ever as their experience offers a tactical level reckoning of the impact and utility of conventional operations forces in the metaphorical ‘forever war’ in which we find ourselves.
This lecture is associated with the Vann Fellowship which is attached to the Department of Theology and Religion’s Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies, Durham University, where it was first delivered in October 2019.
Please note a booking is required for this free event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. Refreshments will be served.