Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Targeted killing and drones: The morality of lesser evils (Skype event)

06 October 2015


About the seminar

This Skype event endeavoured to study the intellectual debates surrounding the morality of drones by looking at specific cases of American drone strikes across the world. During the event participants raised questions including

  • Are drone strikes a practical solution to the security threats emanating from various tribal hinterlands?
  • Do drone strikes symbolise ‘lesser evil’ in the sense that they prove more effective and ‘moral’ respective to other viable alternatives?
  • Are there any other solutions available to deal with the type of threats drones are tackling?