The Pope and the Bomb: The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence

John Keown, Rose Kennedy Chair in Christian Ethics at Georgetown and Advisory Board Member for the M.A. in Human Rights, delivers a lecture on the ethics of nuclear deterrence from a natural law perspective, with particular reference to the views of Pope Francis, the first Pope to oppose not only the use but also the possession of nuclear weapons.

This lecture is presented as part of the IHE M.A. in Human Rights program. Program director William Saunders, J.D., will introduce the speaker and lead the discussion.