Online Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Mark Welton vs. David Swanson

Tuesday, 1 February 2022 — World Beyond Beyond War

This free, public webinar will feature a live debate between Mark Welton and David Swanson on the question “Can War Ever Be Justified?”

Please share it with people who think the answer is yes, people who think the answer is no, and people who are unsure!

The timing will be February 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Honolulu, 12:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, 2:30 p.m. in Mexico City, 3:30 p.m. in New York, 8:30 p.m. in London, and 11:30 p.m. in Moscow, which is the same time as February 24 at 12:00 a.m. in Tehran, 2:00 a.m. in New Delhi, 4:30 a.m. in Beijing, 5:30 a.m. in Tokyo, 7:30 a.m. in Sydney, and 9:30 a.m. in Aukland.

Sign up here to get the link.

Dr. Mark Welton is Professor Emeritus at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is an expert in International and Comparative (U.S., European, and Islamic) Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, and Constitutional Law. He has authored chapters and articles on Islamic law, European Union law, international law, and the rule of law. He was Past Deputy Legal Advisor, United States European Command; Chief, International Law Division, U.S. Army Europe.

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for Swanson’s books include Leaving WWII Behind, Twenty Dictators Currently Supported by the U.S., War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at and He hosts Talk World Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.

This debate is co-sponsored by World BEYOND War Central Florida and Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 The Villages, FL.

Register and get the Zoom link for the webinar!

Other future events are here.

Videos of past webinars are here.

World BEYOND War is a global network of volunteers, chapters, and affiliated organizations advocating for the abolition of the institution of war.

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