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ODU Professor Among 'HearSay' Panelists Nov. 4 for Discussion of Ethics of Private Military Companies

Dawn L. Rothe, professor of criminal justice at Old Dominion University and director of the International State Crime Research Consortium, will be a guest on WHRV-FM's (89.5) "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, for a discussion about the ethics of private military companies.

Also appearing will be Deane-Peter Baker, assistant professor of philosophy at the U.S. Naval Academy, and J.J. Messner, director of the Association of the Stability Operations Industry.

The three guests will discuss the role of private military companies in domestic and international security, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the ethical implications of their participation.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, Baker and Messner will visit ODU to participate in a panel discussion, titled "Contract Combatants: The Ethics of Private Military Companies," at 7 p.m. in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The event, which is sponsored by ODU's Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, will also feature Virginia Patton Prugh of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State. David Earnest, ODU associate professor of political science, will moderate the discussion. It is free and open to the public.

An archive broadcast of the "HearSay" radio program can be downloaded at http://www.whro.org/home/publicradio/whrv/localprogramming/hearsay.

This article was posted on: November 1, 2010

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