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CHHC Workshop | The Ethics of Violence in World Traditions

Monday, April 9, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Session 1 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Rory Cox (St. Andrews): "Where it all began? Introducing the Hittites as the Ur culture of the Just War Tradition"
Ping Cheung Lo (Hong Kong Baptist University): "The Emergence of and the Resistance against the Classical Chinese Just War Ethics."

Coffee | 11:30 am – 11:45 pm

Session 2 | 11:45 am – 1:15pm
Valerie Morkevicius (Colgate): "Who would be so imprudent? Ordering warfare in the Hindu Tradition"
Dan Brunstetter (UC Irvine): "Justifying Incan Rebellion: Las Casas and the Medieval Just War Canon"

Lunch | 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 3 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
John Kelsay (Florida State): "The Making of John Brown"
Cian O'Driscoll (Glasgow): "The Victory of Just War: An Historical Ontology"

Coffee | 3:30-3:45

Discussion and Closing Remarks | 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm


About the CHHC Program
The Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations ("CHHC") program is organized around an ongoing series of two-year interdisciplinary research modules, developed and coordinated by a small group of Caltech faculty members and Huntington residential research fellows. The 2016–2018 CHHC module, titled "Violence and Order Past and Present," studies the various roles that violence has played in political and social order, as well as the possible norms and cultural attitudes that have governed its use. Learn more at

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at x3609 or by email at [email protected] or visit the CHHC website..