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December 6, 2017 – Dr. Bernard Prusak, associate professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s College, published the story "A Right Not to Fight: Making the Case for Selective Conscientious Objection," in the December issue of “Commonweal.” 

The article details the philosophical and legal arguments for selective conscientious objection, or the moral choice to refuse to fight in an unjust war. The story is available online at

Prusak was granted tenure at King’s in 2016. He is the author of "Catholic Moral Philosophy in Practice and Theory: An Introduction,” published by Paulist Press in 2016. His book “Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator,” was published by Routledge Press in 2013; it appeared in paperback in 2016.  

He earned a doctorate at Boston University and bachelor’s degree at Williams College. He also studied at Exeter College, Oxford University.

Dr. Bernard Prusak