What Do You Owe The World?
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The IRC is proud to support the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City to provide a civil environment for thoughtful discussions about critical issues addressing the question: What do you owe the world? The speaker for this event is Dr. Shannon French, Inamori professor of ethics and director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

When: Tuesday, October 30
7-9 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Campus
5801 W. 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 
United States
Contact: April Diaz
(816) 423-2634

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About the Speaker
Shannon E. French is the Inamori Professor in Ethics, Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and a tenured full professor in the Philosophy Department with a secondary appointment as a professor in the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also the General Hugh Shelton Distinguished Visiting Chair in Ethics for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Foundation and has been a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Prior to starting at CWRU in July of 2008, she taught for eleven years as a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served as Associate Chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law. Dr. French received her B.A. in philosophy, classical studies, and history from Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) in 1990 and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) in 1997. Her main area of research is military ethics; especially conduct of war issues, ethical leadership, command climate, sacrifice and responsibility, warrior transitions, ethical responses to terrorism and the future of warfare. She is the author of many scholarly publications, and her groundbreaking book, The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values, Past and Present was re-released in 2017 as an updated and expanded second edition. She is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Ethical Leadership and an associate editor for the Journal of Military Ethics. Her additional scholarly interests include business/corporate and organizational ethics, bioethics, environmental ethics, meta-ethics, and moral psychology. Dr. French frequently presents her research at international conferences and participates in the public debate on ethical issues through media articles, interviews, radio and television appearances.


Admission is $12/adult in advance or $22 admission at the door on space availability basis and includes beverages and light snacks. Registration is available at this link »