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The Pen is Mightier series presented by Bank of America

The Pen is Mightier

A Literary Series presented by Bank of America

This month The Studio @ 620 and Bank of America welcomeauthor William F. Felice as host to adiscussion of his new book How Do I Save My Honor on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.  The evening discussion will feature a question and answer sessionmoderated by St. Petersburg Times book editor Colette Bancroft.

Admission is free, reservations are reqested.  To reserve a space call 727-895-6620.

The Pen is Mightier and The Studio@620 invite all members of the writing and non-writing community to come experience, explore, and learn.

About the Book

How Do I Save My Honor? is a powerful exploration of individual moral responsibility in a time of war. When people decide that the actions of their government have violated basic norms of ethics and justice, what are they to do? Are there degrees of moral responsibility that public officials, soldiers, and private citizens bear for unethical actions of their leaders and government? William F. Felice considers these central ethical questions through the compelling stories of individuals in the U.S. and British government and military who struggled to protect their moral integrity during the Iraq war and occupation. Some came to the difficult conclusion that resignation from their post was necessary to maintain their responsibility to the truth and to uphold their honor. Others decided to work from within to try to correct what they perceived as misguided policies. Examining the struggles of these contemporary men and women, as well as of historical figures facing similar dilemmas, William Felice weighs the profound difficulties of overcoming the intense pressures of misguided loyalty, patriotism, and groupthink that predominate during war.

About the Author

William F. Felice is professor of political science at Eckerd College.

Dr. Felice teaches courses in international political economy, international law, international organization, and human rights. His research and scholarship focuses on normative issues of rights and justice within our global society. Dr. Felice previously served as a representative to the United Nations for a human rights non-governmental organization. He is the author of Taking Suffering Seriously and The Global New Deal.

Dr. Felice was named the 2006 Florida Professor of the Year by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The U.S. Professors of the Year Program, administered by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), is the only national initiative specifically designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

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