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Symposium: Responsibility, Morality, and the Costs of War

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Blending performing and visual arts with leading academic research, this campus-wide symposium assesses the myriad costs of war as the United States emerges from nearly 14 years of sustained military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The symposium begins at 2:30 PM with opening remarks by Peter Hahn, divisional dean of Arts and Humanities, and organizers Kevin McClatchy and Janet Parrott, professors in Ohio State’s Department of Theatre. At 3 PM, Emmy and Independent Spirit award-winning filmmaker Heather Courtney screens her documentary Where Soldiers Come From. The film is followed by a panel discussion with Courtney; artist Dominic Fredianelli, who is featured in the film; Mike Carrell, assistant provost of Ohio State’s Office of Military and Veterans Services; and Genevieve Chase, founder of American Women Veterans. The panel is moderated by Jennifer Siegel, associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of History. The symposium continues through Saturday, November 14, at the Drake Performance and Event Center. Learn more about the symposium here

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Theatre, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Department of Political Science, Committee on Medicine and the Arts, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Organized by Kevin McClatchy and Janet Parrott.


Greater Columbus Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council


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Symposium: Responsibility, Morality, and the Costs of War