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Center for Policy Studies

Public Affairs Discussion Group

2010 International Peace and War Summit

Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and the D.o.D.: The Participation of Non-Military Professions in Torture, Interrogation, and Counter-Insurgency Efforts

Friday October 29th, 2010, 12:30-2 p.m.
Case Western Reserve University
Sponsored by the Inamori International Center
for Ethics and Excellence
Inamori Center - Crawford Hall
For locations, times, and a full schedule of summit events go to:

Moderator: Prof. George R. Lucas, USA
(USNA and NPS)


1. Prof. Dave Perry, USA (Davidson College, formerly Army War College)
2. Ms. Deborah Popowski, USA (Harvard Univ.)
3. Dr. Stuart Youngner, USA (CWRU, Bioethics)
4. Prof. Bob Strassfeld, USA (CWRU, Law)
5. Prof. Jessica Wolfendale, USA and Australia (West Virginia University)

The 2010 International Conference on Peace and War, October 26-30 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., will bring together top scholars from many nations and disciplines, including military ethicists and those who work in peace studies or conflict resolution. These will be unique conversations that have not be held before among interested minds from all over globe who are committed to better understanding war in order to forge a just peace. These scholars will be joined by veterans and currently serving military personnel, as well as a broad cross-section of practitioners, such as psychologists and psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, business men and women, elected officials, civil servants, non-profit sector workers and more. Seven panel discussions will take place throughout the week of the Summit on a broad array of topics relating to peace and war (please see schedule). The themes of peace and war will also be explored through the arts. The Summit will feature a poetry reading, play, concert, and two art exhibits. The play will be a dramatic reading of "May 4thVoices," written by Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center Director David Hassler (named Ohio's 2006 Poet of the Year). This work brings together more than eighty eye-witness accounts and memories of the Kent State shootings on the fortieth anniversary of those tragic events. The art exhibits include a gallery exhibit of the art of Vietnamese children on loan from Vietnam and an installation combining art pieces with the reflections of war veterans. Both the poetry reading and the concert will be intergenerational events, including community members and students from local schools. Partners for this event include the National Peace Academy, the Wick Poetry Center, and the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Case Western Reserve University endeavors to educate our students to be responsible global citizens. The mission of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is to foster ethical leadership locally and internationally. This conference is a way to involve our students, our community, and our national and international colleagues and friends in a reflection and conversation on our collective responsibility to work for a more peaceful world, inside our neighborhoods and among nations.

Attention: Parking will not be available in the visitors parking lot next to Crawford Hall on October 29th. On other Fridays a few spaces are available for visitors with mobility concerns. Parking options for visitors from beyond campus include the Severance Hall parking garage on East Boulevard, the small lot on Adelbert Road just uphill from Euclid Ave, and other lots on campus.

Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

November 5: Max Mehlman, Professor of Law: Why We Need Death Panels.

November 12: Kelly McMann, Associate Professor of Political Science: Unrest in Kyrgyzstan and Its Implications for the War in Afghanistan.

November 19: Jessica Green, Assistant Professor of Political Science: Global Responses to Greenhouse Gases.

December 3: Paul Ernsberger, Associate Professor of Nutrition: Health At Any Size.

January 14: Doug Brattebo, Hiram College: The Obama Presidency (Take 3).

January 21: Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science: Europe, the EU, and the Euro

January 28: Martha Woodmansee, Professor of English and Law: Intellectual Property and the Commerce in Ideas.

February 4: Marixa Lasso, Associate Professor of History: Bicentennials in Latin America and the history of constitutional government.

February 11: Special Inamori Center Event Moderated by Shannon French

February 18: Diane Anderson, Executive Director, and Iwan Alexander, Faculty Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute: News from the Great Lakes Energy Institute

February 25: Gene Matthews, Director of Facilities Services, CWRU: "Case Recycles," and How That Works. Tom Mortimer

The Friday Lunch discussions are held on the lower (ground) level of Crawford Hall. Visitors with mobility issues may find it easiest to take advantage of special arrangements we have made. On most Fridays, a few parking spaces in the V.I.P. lot in between Crawford Hall and Amasa Stone Chapel are held for participants in the lunch discussion. Overflow parking is also available in the Severance Hall parking garage on East Boulevard.

Visitors then can avoid walking up the hill to the first floor of Crawford by entering the building on the ground level, through the garage area under the building. The further door on the left in that garage will be left unlocked during the period before the Friday lunch. On occasion, parking will be unavailable because of other university events.

For more information about these and other Center for Policy Studies programs, please see

October 26, 2010

Upcoming Events

"Under Color of Law"

Julian Bond, former Chairman, NAACP, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture, November 11, 2010, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Ford Auditorium, Allen Medical Library, Corner of Adelbert Road and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Julian Bond, a world-renowned member of the U.S. civil rights movement, will speak on the role the law has played in both encouraging and thwarting that movement, beginning with the seminal Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). While Brown in many ways gave life to the civil rights movement in this country, Mr. Bond will discuss how legal developments continuing to the present day have served at times in fact to discourage progress in that movement. His presentation will include his personal involvement with legal developments in the civil rights movement and his own case involving his seat in the Georgia legislature -- a case that ultimately ended up before the Supreme Court.

Government Speech: The Government's Ability to Compel and Restrict Speech

Featuring Adam Babich, Professor, Tulane University School of Law, Caroline Corbin, Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Mary Jean Dolan, Assistant Professor, John Marshall Law School-Chicago, Jonathan Entin, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Abner Greene, Leonard F. Manning Professor, Fordham University School of Law, Peter Joy, Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law, Douglas Laycock, Professor, University of Michigan School of Law, Helen Norton, Associate Professor University of Colorado Law School, Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia, November 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m-4:15 p.m., Moot Court Room, Case Western Reserve School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

The 2010-2011 Law Review Symposium will address limits on government speech and the government's ability to claim speech as its own in both restricting and compelling speech. Panels will examine 1) the intersection between government speech and the establishment clause (with a focus on the implications of Salazar v. Buono); 2) the extent to which the government can control school curricula and restrict the work of law school clinics; 3) the extent to which the government can compel speech by denominating the speech as its own.

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