Knowledge Exchange on War, Terrorism, and Torture?
- Date & Time:
April 20, 2016 (Wed) | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room P6-03, Graduate House
Dr Uwe Steinhoff received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2013 of the Faculty of Social Sciences for the project: ‘On the Ethics of Violence: War, Terrorism, and Torture’.
My research on the ethics of war, terrorism, and torture clarifies these concepts and tries to show under which circumstances, if ever, war, terrorism, and torture are justified. A main focus of my research has always been to avoid the double standards that are often employed when these contentious topics are discussed. I have tried to disseminate my research not only in academic publications, but in radio shows, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, and public lectures; and I had the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with members of the military. In the talk I will sketch my research and point to some of the problems and challenges of "knowledge exchange" in this area.