Center for Nonviolence Plans Discussion on the Use of Drones

Center for Nonviolence Plans Discussion on the Use of Drones

10/20/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University is sponsoring an event titled “Shall We Drone On?” that will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus.

The discussion on the use of drones will feature two speakers – Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, who will approach the strategic and moral problems with drone use in the war; and Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history and political science, who will address constitutional difficulties.

“These unmanned aerial vehicles, sometimes used to assassinate human targets in remote areas, raise a host of legal, moral and strategic questions,” Hovey said. He noted that the event’s discussion will answer the question, “Have drones become the weapons of our age?”

“A different set of questions are associated with their domestic use in which drones are now increasingly serving surveillance and civilian purposes,” he said. “Join us for a lively evening exploring these questions.”

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

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