The Saint Francis University Institute for Ethics will present “The Ethics of Drone Warfare: Perspectives from the Just War” on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art on the Loretto campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
This year’s annual ethics lecture will be presented by Fr. Kenneth R. Himes O.F.M., a professor of Christian Ethics and former chairman of the Department of Theology at Boston College and author of the book Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing.
About the Speaker
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Fr. Himes received his Ph.D.in religion and public policy from Duke University. As a Catholic priest and a member of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, he has a special interest in the areas of Catholic social teaching and the role of the church in American public life. He is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Fr. Himes is also the author of four books and the co-editor of two others. He was the founding associate editor of the journal New Theology Review, later serving for five years as editor-in-chief. His edited volume, Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations, received the first prize award for reference books from the Catholic Press Association. Another of his writings, Christianity and the Political Order was awarded first prize by the Catholic Press Association in the area of social teaching, and his most recent work, Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing, was published last year.
Dr. Michael McKale