Responsibility, Morality and The Costs of War: PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond

September 29, 2015
Symposium: Responsibility, Morality, and the Costs of War
November 12 -14, 2015
Drake Performance and Event Center


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.

Cost of War Symposium Program.pdf

Presenter Biographies

Presentation Summaries/Abstracts

Symposium Registration 

Directions and Parking

Symposium: Responsibility, Morality, and the Costs of War

[pdf] - Some links on this page are to .pdf files.  If you need these files in a more accessible format, please contact . PDF files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open them. If you do not have Reader, you may use the following link to Adobe to download it for free at: Adobe Acrobat Reader.