The author discusses the challenges facing teachers when discussing the ethical importance of Just War principles and stipulations in the school classrooms in warn-torn Palestine. He adds that the classroom discussions will have to insist on defining terrorism not by identity of the perpetrator or the types of weapons used, but by moral criteria and standards. He asserts that scholars have social, political, and moral responsibilities for what they conceptualize through various means.
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Author’s note: This forum originated as roundtables at the 2013 International Studies Association-Northeast conference and the 2014 International Studies Association annual convention in Toronto. Its development was supported in part by the Vanderbilt University Department of Political Science and the ESRC-funded project, ‘Moral Victories: Ethics, Exit Strategies, and the Ending of Wars’ (ES/L013363/1).