Nancy Sherman, Afterwar: Healing The Moral Wounds Of Our Soldiers

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Nancy Sherman, Afterwar: Healing The Moral Wounds Of Our Soldiers
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2.6 million soldiers are currently returning home from war, the greatest number since Vietnam. With an increase in suicides and post-traumatic stress, the military has embraced measures such as resilience training and positive psychology to heal mind as well as body. But the moral dimensions of psychological injuries – guilt, shame, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged – still elude much treatment. In Afterwar, philosopher Nancy Sherman turns her focus to that challenge.

With twenty years of working with the military, Sherman draws on in-depth interviews with servicemen and women to paint a richly textured and compassionate picture of the moral and psychological aftermath of America's decade of war.

Nancy Sherman is a University Professor at Georgetown and Guggenheim Fellow (2013-2014) and has served as the Inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. A philosopher with research training in psychoanalysis, she lectures worldwide on moral injury, resilience, and military ethics. She is also the author of The Untold War and Stoic Warriors.

This lecture is part of the Military Timeline family program. Admission is free for members and veterans or military personnel, and included in price of general admission for nonmembers. For more information, please call 404.814.4150 or reserve tickets online at
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By: Atlanta History Center

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