The 2024 Culver-Stockton College Robison Lecture will feature C-SC faculty member Dr. Andy Walsh, professor of religion & philosophy. The lecture will be held on April 15 in The Lab, located on the third floor of the Johann Library, beginning at 7 pm. and will delve into the complex dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exploring the intersection of religion and just war theory. This event is free and open to the public.

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In this thought-provoking lecture, Dr. Walsh will dissect the actions of both Hamas and the Israeli government, scrutinizing their adherence to the principles of just war theory. Through a critical analysis, attendees will gain insights into how both parties have, at times, failed to conform to fundamental principles such as last resort, noncombatant immunity, and proportionality.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict stands as one of the most enduring and contentious disputes in modern history, deeply rooted in historical, religious, and political factors. Using the expertise he first developed through his doctoral dissertation, Dr. Walsh will examine this conflict through the lens of just war theory and provide attendees with a detailed understanding of the ethical dimensions at play.

“We are honored to have Dr. Walsh present this timely and insightful lecture,” stated C-SC President Dr. Lauren Schellenberger. “With tensions in the region persisting, it is crucial to engage in thoughtful discourse that considers the moral complexities of the conflict.”

The Robison Lecture Series is dedicated to fostering dialogue and understanding on critical global issues. Each year, the series brings together leading experts and thought leaders to engage with audiences on topics ranging from politics and economics to culture and society.

For more information about the event, please contact Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kimberly A. Gaither at 573-288-6325 or via email at Visit for updates and additional details.

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