Dickinson to Host Panel Discussion on the Relationships Between War, Peace and Justice

Photo montage of the portraits of Danielle M. Conway, James M. Dubik, Margee M. Ensign, Maj. Gen. David C. Hill

From left to right: Danielle M. Conway, James M. Dubik, Margee M. Ensign and Maj. Gen. David C. Hill.

A Prelude to the J. Sherwood McGinnis, Jr. War, Peace and Justice Symposium

by Rhyan Short '24

Dickinson will host a panel of experts for “Transforming Conflict: Rethinking War, Peace, and Justice,” a special virtual event Tuesday, March 1. Panelists will address three essential questions: What is the nature and purpose of war? What is peace? And what is justice? The discussion will also delve into what outcomes Americans expect regarding the cost of war both in human lives and tax dollars. 

The discussion will be available via livestream on the Clarke Forum's website.


  • Danielle M. Conway is the dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. Conway previously served for four years as dean of the University of Maine School of Law and for 14 years on the faculty of the University of Hawai’© at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Conway is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel with 27 years of combined active, reserve and National Guard service.
  • James M. Dubik is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general with more than 37 years of active service as an infantryman, paratrooper and Army Ranger. Dubik is a former commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division and former commanding general of the First U.S. Corps. Dubik also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Margee Ensign is the president of American University of Nigeria (AUN), an American-style institution in the west African country’s northeast Adamawa State. She served as Dickinson’s president from 2017-2021. Ensign has been internationally recognized for her pioneering peace work at AUN, including establishing the Adamawa Peace Initiative, which successfully promoted peace and countered Boko Haram terrorist movement through education, humanitarian assistance for 300,000 refugees and youth empowerment.
  • Major General David C. Hill serves as the 53rd Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. Hill’s awards and decorations include the two Legion of Merit medals, three Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

This program is the prelude event to the J. Sherwood McGinnis, Jr. War, Peace and Justice Symposium, scheduled for fall 2022. The symposium is being developed in partnership with the Association of the U.S. Army, the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland County Historical Society, Dickinson College, the Joint Civil-Military Interaction Network and Penn State Dickinson Law. In addition, participating organizations include the U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. The symposium is sponsored by the nonprofit Cor Christi Institute, Inc.


Published February 17, 2022