"Liberalism and state violence: Reflections on the liberal way of war" by Prof Alan Cromartie

Past Event

09 October 2012, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This seminar series is organised by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, an Oxford Martin School Institute and the Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War

Speaker: Professor Alan Cromartie, Director, Liberal Way of War Programme, University of Reading

Biography: Professor Alan Cromartie is the the author of Sir Matthew Hale: law, religion, and natural philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995) and The constitutionalist revolution: an essay on the history of England (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006), and the editor of Thomas Hobbes, A dialogue between a philosopher and student, of the common laws of England (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005). He is the Director of the Leverhulme Trust Major Research Programme 'The Liberal Way of War', for which he is writing a history of rights-based politics provisionally called Men, laws, and rights-based order. he is also composing a new interpretation of the thought of Thomas Hobbes. His research interests include the history of political thought (especially in the early modern period), the ethics of modern warfare, and the philosophy of history.

All Seminars are free and open to all and no registration is required. A light sandwich lunch will be served.