National Security conference

Day 1: The Providence Christianity & National Security Conference 2017

On September 29th and 30th, at Georgetown University, Providence hosted a groundbreaking two-day conference exploring historic Christian intelligence about God’s purpose for government and its moral obligation to provide for peace characterized by security and public order. Leading scholars and practitioners of political theology, military ethics, and national security gathered together for an intellectually rigorous marathon of lectures on Just War teaching, nuclear weapons, Reinhold Niebuhr, Christian Realism, nationalism, international human rights, American Exceptionalism, torture, terrorism, and much more.

If you missed the event, never fear. Below are links to videos of the first day’s presentations. Video from the second day are forthcoming.

Walter Russell Mead – “Christian Influences on American Foreign Policy”

Robert Nicholson – “Millennials & Global Statecraft”

Keith Pavlischek – “Christianity & Pacifism”

David Shedd – “The Christian & Espionage”

Eric Patterson – “Just War Teaching & Higher Education”

Tom Farr – “Theology & International Religious Liberty”

Jennifer Marshall – “Foundations of Civil Society in US Foreign Policy”

Matthew Kroenig – “Ethics & Nuclear Weapons”

Paul Marshall – “Christianity & Islam”

Joseph Loconte – “A Christian Critique of American Exceptionalism”

 

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