2019 Blegen Lecture - Moral Injury and Resilience through a Stoic lens: Homecomings for Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans


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Thursday, April 25, 2019


5:30 pm


Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium

Nancy Sherman is the author of "Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind," "The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of our Soldiers," and "After War: Healing the Moral Wounds of our Soldiers." She is a University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and has an affiliate appointment at Georgetown Law’s Center on National Security and the Law. Her 2019 Blegen Lecture explores what ancient Roman Stoic philosophy can tell us about the return of contemporary veterans to civilian society, and how their experiences reveal the limitations and contradictions of that ancient school of thought.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Greek and Roman Studies, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychological Science, and the Office of the President.

Curtis Dozier

Greek and Roman Studies