Chatterjee’s New Book on Ethics of Preventive War Attracts Int’l Attention

The latest book by Deen Chatterjee, Senior Fellow of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, The Ethics of Preventive War, which was published last week by Cambridge University Press, is generating international attention. China’s official and largest daily, People’s Daily, has invited Chatterjee to contribute an op-ed on the book. While the op-ed will be translated and published in Chinese, the English version will be placed in the “International Tribune” column inside the Daily. The editors have informed Chatterjee that past contributors to this column from the West include Bill Gates and former Secretary of State Zbigniew Brzezinski.

In addition, on May 21, Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC) will host a mini-symposium on the book in which Chatterjee will give a presentation and Oxford’s David Rodin, a leading authority on the ethics of war and conflict, will give a response.

Also, Chatterjee’s recent presentation at the Carnegie Council, titled “Building Common Ground: Going Beyond the Liberal Conundrum,” is now being published as the lead article in the summer issue of the journal Ethics and International Affairs. As a Global Ethics Fellow of the Council, Chatterjee will nominate a student from the College of Law to be the Council’s Ethics Fellow for the Future. The purpose of the student fellows program is to build the next generation of thinking on ethical issues in international affairs. The nominee will be invited to participate in a workshop with other fellows at the Council’s NYC headquarters.