FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Responsibility, Morality, and the Costs of War symposium blends performing and visual arts with leading research to explore the costs of war. Renowned Czech designer Simona Rybáková leads the creation of a performance/installation and delivers the Ohio State Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute lecture. Jonathan Shay, acclaimed author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character and Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, delivers the symposium's keynote address. Emmy and Independent Spirit award-winning filmmaker Heather Courtney screens her film Where Soldiers Come From. Genevieve Chase, combat veteran and founder of American Women Veterans, will present the talk My Greater Jihad. Assistant Professor Kevin McClatchy performs his new solo play, Scrap Heap, about a Special Forces veteran with PTSD.
Supported with a grant from The Mershon Center for International Studies. Additional support provided by The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Medicine and the Arts Program in the College of Medicine and The OSU Humanities Institute.
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