Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy is organising a cycle of conferences on "just war" coordinated by Thomas Berns and Gregory Lewkowicz. The cycle of conferences will proceed from the February 13 to May 15, 2007 with the presence, to confirm, of Michael Walzer (Princeton University) on the theme "Just War Theory Today".
Stemming from the renewed interest in the notion of "just war" through the development of ideas such as "responsibility to protect" or "ethics of foreign policy", these conferences intend to analyse through a cross-disciplinary and long-term perspective the problem of the justice of wars. Thus, international specialists will cast into light the ways the union of war and justice questions both political and legal modern thought. These reflexions upon "just war" are a preliminary step towards the understanding of related contemporary issues.