Conference on Self-Defense

Conference on Self-Defense

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Date and Time

Friday, November 11, 2016 — Saturday, November 12, 2016


Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Professor Uwe Steinhoff, Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong, has a forthcoming book, Just War Theory, a large part of which deals with the ethical aspects of self-defense,as they apply to individual defensive actions and to collective defense (war). The participants in this conference are presenting responses to Steinhoff's arguments but also elaborating their own views on aspects of self-defense theory. They will consider what acts in defense of self or others are justified, what are excused, and what are neither but are instead culpable.

Confirmed Participants:

  • Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Richard Arneson, University of California, San Diego
  • Saba Bazargan, University of California, San Diego
  • David Brink, University of California, San Diego
  • Kim Ferzan, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Heidi Hurd, College of Law - Illinois
  • Doug Husak, Rutgers University
  • Michael Moore, College of Law - Illinois
  • Sam Rickless, University of California, San Diego
  • Ken Simons, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Uwe Steinhoff, University of Hong Kong
  • Alec Walen, Rutgers University
  • Peter Westen, University of Michigan Law School

To register to attend the conference, please email


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