WMU News

Scholar to explore humanitarian intervention

Sept. 25, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- "Humanitarian Intervention, Altruism and the Limits of Casuistry" is the title of a talk to be presented Thursday, Oct. 16, at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Richard B. Miller, the Finkelstein Fellow and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University, will give the lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1130 of Schneider Hall. The free address is being sponsored by WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society.

Miller, who is spending this year as a residential fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions at Harvard University, is the author of two books and several essays on war and peace issues, medical ethics and teaching religion. In his lecture, he will explore the rationale for humanitarian intervention by drawing on a distinctive approach to ethics known as casuistry.

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