April 21, 2005


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Two distinguished ethical scholars — Richard Miller of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University, and Henry Shue of the Oxford Centre for Ethics and the Philosophy of Law — will discuss "The Ethics of War and the Doctrine of Pre-emption" at the 2005 Douglas Sturm Dialogue on Ethics and Social Justice at Bucknell University.

The discussion, which is open to the public without charge, will be held Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center. It is sponsored by the departments of religion and political science at Bucknell.

The dialogue is named for Douglas Sturm, Bucknell professor emeritus of religion and political science. The program was created in 1995 to honor Sturm's 37-year Bucknell career and contributions to those departments at the university.

Miller is professor of religious studies at Indiana, where he has worked as scholar, teacher, and administrator since 1985. He has authored several books on ethics, including Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine and Interpretations of Conflict: Ethics, Pacifism, and the Just-War Tradition as well as numerous articles and book chapters on the ethics of humanitarian intervention, civic virtue, multiculturalism, and religion and public intellectuals. He is working on a book-length project titled "9/11, War, and Moral Memory."

Shue is a former Rhodes Scholar and a founding member of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at Cornell University. The author of Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy, as well as numerous articles, Shue is the editor of several works on ethics and foreign policy.

The Sturm dialogues bring to Bucknell distinguished thinkers in ethics and social justices, areas that Sturm has focused on throughout his life. Colleagues, alumni, and friends endowed the dialogues to recognize Sturm's long and distinguished service.

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