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Daniel J.F. Lawrence
Feb 3, 2015

14th Northwest Student Philosophy Conference

Feb 3, 2015 by Daniel J.F. Lawrence

The Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC) is organized by undergraduate students and aims to showcase the philosophical research of undergraduate, graduate, and professional philosophers.  In the last several years, we have been privileged to host Alex Guerrero (2014), Meghan Sullivan (2013), Carrie Jenkins and Jonathan Ichikawa (2012), Kris McDaniel (2011), Ben Bradley, Shieva Kleinschmidt, and Laurie Paul (2010), Kit Fine (2009), Michael Rea (2009), Dean Zimmerman (2008) and Jona...

John Rosenbaum
Nov 8, 2013

The Children of War

Nov 8, 2013 by John Rosenbaum

RESPONSIBILITY AND RECONCILIATION IN CENTRAL AFRICA TODAY What happens when child soldiers grow up? Western alumnus and Seattle trial lawyer James Pirtle will share his story of traveling to Uganda and representing Thomas Kwoyelo—a former child soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Among other things, Mr. Pirtle will be discussing the culpability of child soldiers, the treatment of former LRA members, and the complex concept of justice involved in traditional tribal reconciliation r...