CISSM Forum | October 18, 2012
SPECIAL EVENT: "A Deficit of Morals?: Are the Presidential Candidates’ Security Policies Moral?"
by Steve Fetter, Daniel Levine, John Steinbruner, Shibley Telhami
7:00-8:30 pm, Prince Georges Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Is President Barack Obama’s policy of “targeted killing” in line with Just War principles? Is the U.S. failure to negotiate legally binding reductions on carbon emissions morally acceptable? What are the moral imperatives raised by possible responses to the Iranian nuclear program? Is the United States’ own reliance on nuclear deterrence, an unchanged legacy of the Cold War, morally defensible?
Please join the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) for a moderated discussion with policy experts from across campus who will address these and other questions related to the presidential candidates’ security policies. The discussion is part of an ongoing CISSM research initiative that explores how Americans’ moral and religious beliefs affect their preferences on important global security policy challenges.
- Steve Fetter, Professor of Public Policy and former Assistant Director at-Large for the Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Daniel Levine, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and CISSM Research Fellow
- John Steinbruner, Professor of Public Policy and CISSM Director
- Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution