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The Other Night School: War and the Ethics of Killing

  • Hawthorne Room, Inn at Serenbe 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268 United States (map)

Dr. Rosemary Kellison, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of West Georgia

We hear about it on the news: the errant bomb, the misguided missile, the hospital destroyed. Particularly in today’s urban wars, such mistakes can result in the deaths of innocent civilians. But who is responsible when innocent people are killed in war, and who counts as “innocent” anyway? Join us as we discuss some of the responses to these questions that have been developed over the past several hundred years in the Christian, Muslim, and international law traditions.



The Other Night School is a lecture series in partnership with Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, the University of West Georgia College of the Arts and HumanitiesUWG School of the Arts, and AIR Serenbe. University professors give talks on topics of interest—historical, intriguing, and curious—in a setting relaxed and dynamic. Following the lecture is a conversation with the speaker, a question-and-answer discussion paired with wine and cheese. 


AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.