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The Ethics of Exit: The Morality of Withdrawal from Iraq, March 21, 2005

Co-sponsored by Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame, this forum was held in New York at Fordham’s McNally Auditorium. It evaluated various ethical dimensions of a withdrawal from Iraq by the United States and its allies.

Panelists deliberated on a series of topics, including Which Way? Stay the Course or Strategic Withdrawal?, The Ethics of Occupation and Withdrawal: Jus Post-Bellum (PDF document), and Learning from the Past. Finally, a Synthesis and Discussion session was held.