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Lee Discusses War Ethics and Defense Policy

Professor of Philosophy Steven Lee led discussion following the screening of the film “Fog of War” at the Wood Library in Canandaigua. The Academy Award-winning documentary examines the career of former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, who helped shape defense policies before and during the Vietnam War era. The screening was co-sponsored with the Canandaigua City School District.

Lee joined the Colleges faculty in 1981, having previously taught at Bowling Green State University. He received his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Delaware and his Ph. D. at York University. His professional affiliations include the American Philosophical Association and the American University of Professors (AUP).

He is the author of “Morality, Prudence, and Nuclear Weapons” and “What Is the Argument: Critical Thinking in the Real World.” He has also written for numerous publications and is frequently consulted by a variety of publications for his expertise in ethics, nuclear weapons, and just war theory. In addition, he has served on panels that discuss war and the use of nuclear weapons and their effects on the public and society.