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Sunday, November 10 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ethics and National Security policy: Can they be Reconciled?

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Ethics and national security policy: Can they be reconciled?
Within the wide body of literature on Jewish ethics, four imperatives stand out: chesed, selfless acts of kindness; emet, truth; tzedek, righteousness or justice; and shalom, peace. We are admonished to use these ethical traits as guideposts in our private lives, which is often quite challenging. It is even more challenging when considering how to make national security decisions conform to these ethical principles. This presentation will examine a number of contemporary policy issues to see whether and how ethics and national security interests can be reconciled. 

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Dan Kurtzer

Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. During a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Kurtzer served as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST