Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tanner Human Rights Conference

February 20, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:15 pm, repeating indefinitely


Building Peace in the 21st Century:
Global Ethical Dialogues

The Barbara and Norman Tanner Human Rights Center, in collaboration with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and in partnership with S. J. Quinney College of Law at the U, will host its eighth annual conference on February 19-20 at the University of Utah. This year’s theme is “Building Peace in the 21st Century: Global Ethical Dialogues.” The Center for Global Justice is a co-sponsor of the event.

The conference will examine new challenges to peace in the early 21st century—challenges that would not have been clearly envisioned 100 years ago when Carnegie’s philanthropies were established. Three such challenges that the conference will explore are environmental degradation and its impact on international relations, violence by non-state actors, and global economic inequality. The purpose of the conference is not just to document these challenges, but to examine how new forms of global ethical dialogue and interaction can lead to effective non-violent responses to these challenges.

An International Conference, February 19-20, 2014 

The Keynote Speaker Address

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Sutherland Moot Courtroom
The University of Utah
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Welcome – Christian Johnson, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Speaker – David Rodin, Oxford University

Between Pacifism and Just War Theory

New-Zealand-philosopher-David-RodinDavid Rodin, Director of Research at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University; Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict; Oxford University, and Global Ethics Fellow, Carnegie Council

David Rodin is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford where he co-directs the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and serves as Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethic in International Affairs in New York. His publications include Preemption (OUP 2007), Just and Unjust Warriors (OUP 2008) and War and Self-Defense (OUP 2002), which was awarded the American Philosophical Association’s Sharp Prize, as well as articles in leading philosophy and law journals.

A Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand, Dr. Rodin has a B.Phil. and D.Phil in philosophy from Oxford University. He was previously Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University. He was the inaugural Director of Research at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and a founding member of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.

Tanner Human Rights Center, University of Utah, In partnership with the S.J. Quinney College of Law
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Justice


February 20, 2014
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Tags:


S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States