UW-Stevens Point faculty expert discusses morality of drone warfare

These days, drones have many uses, from personal to professional. One of its more controversial uses is striking terrorism suspects outside of war zones. Learn more about the ethics of this practice at a free lecture offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

"The Morality of Drone Warfare" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, presented by David Chan, professor in the Department of Philosophy. Held in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, this is the sixth talk in the eight-part College of Letters and Science 2017-2018 Community Lecture Series. The public may attend free of charge.

"Some of the controversy concerns the legality of drone strikes under U.S. and international law," Chan said. "In this talk, familiar ethical arguments for and against drone strikes will be discussed, and new arguments proposed."

Chan earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, a master's degree from National University of Singapore and bachelor's degree from the University of Melbourne. His research interests include moral psychology, virtue ethics, the ethics of war, medical ethics and Greek philosophy. Chan teaches classes on contemporary moral problems, ethics and medicine, ancient Greek philosophy and the ethics of war.

For more information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries or email stappa@uwsp.edu.

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