Moral Injury and the Hidden Costs of War - a talk in Hradec Králové

Center research Joe Wiinikka-Lydon gave a lecture at the University Hradec Králové's philosophy department titled "Moral Injury and the Hidden Costs of War."


Abstract: "Moral injury" was coined in psychiatry in the 1990s to describe a form of pain suffered by veterans. More than just traumatic, such suffering seemed to reflect a sense of betrayal and transgression, both done and received, that were severe enough to alter one's sense of self. This talk will explore what moral injury is and how it may affect not only individual sufferers but also wider society. 

The talk was on Wednesday February 12 at 2:00pm.