Rethinking Just War in the 21st Century

Jun 5, 2023, 9:00 am5:30 pm
Corwin Hall, Room 127
Open to Princeton University ID Holders and Other Academic Affiliates


Event Description

Rethinking Just War in the 21st Century

Conference Schedule 

Sunday, June 4th

7:30 pm: Informal Drinks: Yankee Doodle Tap Room (Nassau Inn)

Monday, June 5th

Breakfast (8:00 am)

Introductions (8:45 am)

Morning Session 1 (9:00 - 10:30 am) 

Chair: Brad Snyder & Arseniy Kumankov (Princeton University)

Faculty Respondent: Marcus Hedahl (U.S. Naval Academy)

  • Jesse Hamilton and Julian Gould (University of Pennsylvania) “Just Wars, Autonomous Weapons Systems, and the Golen of Prague” 
  • Aaron Spikol (Stanford University)  “Honor and the Rights of Soldiers? 


Morning Session 2 (10:45 - 12:15 pm) 

Chair: Elaine Yim (Princeton University)

Faculty Respondent: Yvonne Chiu (U.S. Naval War College)

  • Jacob Green (University of Virginia) “Buddhism and Contingent Pacifism: A Buddhist Assessment of Contemporary Western Just War Theories”
  • Armin Mirsanaye (Dalhousie University) "Is Democracy Extraterritorial? A New Look at Referenda for Secession and Annexation"


Afternoon Session 1 (1:30 - 3:00 pm)

Chair: Tiffany Barron (Princeton University)

Faculty Respondent: Sari Kisilevsky (Queens College, CUNY)

  • Ezekiel Vergara (University of Pennsylvania) "Just Cause, Economic Sanctions, and Climate Change" 
  • Anat Shapira (Tel Aviv University, INSS) “Fighting Fire with Higher (Moral Ground): How Should We Deal with Violations of the Rules of War” 



Afternoon Session 2 (3:15 - 4:00 pm) 

Chair: Darren Yau (Princeton University)

Faculty Respondent: Eric Gregory (Princeton University)

  • Richard Casselman (Notre Dame, USAF) “Neo-Classical Just War and the Moral Equality of Combatants: A Third Way” 

Keynote: A Discussion with Michael Walzer (Institute for Advanced Study) (4:15 - 5:15 pm) 


Moderated by Eric Gregory (Princeton University)

Dinner & Reception (5:30 pm) 

Invitation Only

Perel Atrium, Julius Romo-Rabinowitz 

For access to papers, please register at  

For questions, contact Darren Yau at [email protected] 


  • University Center for Human Values
  • Department of Politics