Nancy Sherman to speak on psychological effects of warfare during lecture at King’s

Nancy Sherman to speak on psychological effects of warfare during lecture at King’s

For Immediate Release
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April 11, 2012 – Renowned military ethicist Dr. Nancy Sherman will evaluate the inner lives of soldiers and the moral costs of modern warfare from both a philosophical and psychoanalytic perspective during the Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College.

Titled “Healing the Wounds of War,” Sherman’s free public lecture is sponsored by King's Center for Ethics and Public Life with support from the College's Institute for Public Policy, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Campus Ministry, and McGowan Grant. The Peace and Justice Center of Wilkes-Barre is also a co-sponsor.

A distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, Sherman’s latest book, “The Untold War,” was named an Editor’s Choice selection by “The New York Times” and Book Pick of the Week by “Time” magazine.

She is the author of several books, including “Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind,” “Making a Necessity of Virtue: Aristotle and Kant on Virtue,” and “The Fabric of Character: Aristotle’s Theory of Virtue.”

Sherman is an affiliate at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She previously was appointed the first Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. She has taught at Yale University, Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.

Sherman has written over 50 published articles in the general area of ethics, history of moral philosophy, military ethics, moral psychology, trauma and resilience, and emotions.  Her works on military ethics have been featured in “The Wall Street Journal,” “Newsweek, ”The Los Angeles Times,” “The Boston Globe,” and dozens of other metropolitan and regional newspapers.

Sherman has been the recipient of various awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the American Philosophical Society.

She earned a doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University, where she received Harvard’s George Plympton Adam’s Prize for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in the area of history of philosophy. 

The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between North Main and North Franklin streets. For more information, contact Dr. Regan Lance Reitsma, director of the Center for Ethics and Public Life at King’s College, at 208-5900, ext. 5781.

Dr. Nancy Sherman

Dr. Nancy Sherman

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