IRVINE, Ca.– On Friday May 20,2011 the UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality presents The Implications of Drones on the Just War Tradition with speakers Daniel R. Brunstetter, Professor of Political Science, UCI and Megan Braun, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University.
The aim of Brunstetter’s talk is to analyze some of the ethical issues raised by the use of drones using the just war tradition as a basis. He argues that drones offer the capacity to extend the threshold of last resort for large scale wars by allowing a leader to act more proportionately on just cause. However, while being capable of improving adherence to jus in bello principles of discrimination and proportionality, concerns regarding transparency and indiscriminate strikes (especially with CIA operated drones), may undermine the probability of success in the war on terror.
When: May 20th from 12:30p.m.- 2p.m.
Where: Social Science Plaza B, Room 5250