The Law and Ethics of Putin’s War on Ukraine

The Politics, Philosophy & Law minor –  a discussion of the law and ethics of Putin’s war on UkraineJoin us Friday, March 11th, at 2 PM. The event is on Zoom and is open to the entire Berkeley undergrad community. PPL minor students are required to attend at least two events per semester. Join Zoom Meeting:https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94686839890?pwd=UFVKbWg5ZnhUYXl0NlptU3hTQ3BzUT09 The Philosophy, Politics, and Law Minor announces a (virtual) discussion of the law and ethics of Putin’s war on Ukraine. Panelists will make some introductory remarks and then open up for general discussion.Among the topics we anticipate discussing are: What laws are supposed to protect non-combatants from death and destruction?  What (can) happen when militaries violate those laws? What laws and political principles are supposed to govern how other countries can aid victims of aggressive wars, or insurgencies? What laws and ethics regulate economic warfare and reprisals? Our discussants will be: Ms. Haley Anderson, Ph.D. candidate, JSP Program, a […]

Spring 2022 Events

The Politics, Philosophy & Law minor –  a discussion of the law and ethics of Putin’s war on Ukraine Join us Friday, March 11th, at 2 PM.  The event is on Zoom and is open to the entire Berkeley undergrad community.PPL minor students are required to attend at least two events per semester. Join Zoom Meeting:https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94686839890?pwd=UFVKbWg5ZnhUYXl0NlptU3hTQ3BzUT09 The Philosophy, Politics, and Law Minor announces a (virtual) discussion of the law and ethics of Putin’s war on Ukraine. Panelists will make some introductory remarks and then open up for general discussion. Among the topics we anticipate discussing are:  — What laws are supposed to protect non-combatants from death and destruction?  What (can) happen when militaries violate those laws? — What laws and political principles are supposed to govern how other countries can aid victims of aggressive wars, or insurgencies? –What laws and ethics regulate economic warfare and reprisals?   Our discussants will be: Ms. Haley […]

PPL Minor Featured in the Daily Cal

UC BERKELEY LAUNCHES POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND LAW MINOR | The Daily Cal, 02/23/21 | BY EMMA TAILA | STAFF | UC Berkeley launched the politics, philosophy and law, or PPL, minor program, which aims to provide students with close academic support and foster a community dedicated to thinking about questions of justice. The program, which is offered through undergraduate and interdisciplinary studies in the College of Letters and Science, will connect students with attentive mentoring. These resources are often hard to find at a large university, according to Christopher Kutz, campus C. William Maxeiner distinguished professor of law, who created the minor. Kutz started developing PPL last year when he realized that many of the undergraduates he taught were passionate about political philosophy but did not have a degree program to support them or adequate training to express their ideas through writing. “If I can help a student shape what they […]