Symposium: Ethics, Resilience, and Recovery: Learning from Moral Injury

Free Public Symposium:

Ethics, Resilience, and Recovery:  Learning From Moral Injury

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Featured speakers:

Joshua Mantz, former Major in the United States Army, author, and CEO of Asymmetric Mind, LLC: “The Truth Behind Trauma”



Rita Nakashima Brock, Rel. M., M.A., and Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Moral Injury Programs at Volunteers of America and a Commissioned Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): “Moral Injury as Game-Changer: Challenges to Traditional Models of Mental Health”


Nancy Sherman, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University: “Moral Injury and Resilience through a Stoic Lens”



Noted experts and local commentators will discuss ethics, resilience, and recovery.

The reception, presentations, and conversation will be of interest to stakeholders in the armed forces, mental health students and clinicians, journalists, first responders, students and scholars in the ethics of trauma, and those with interests in trauma and recovery.

Discussants to include Rich Glickstein, LCSW, CAADC, Behavioral Health Counselor with SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA.; and Sue VerHoef, Director of Oral History and Genealogy at the Atlanta History Center.

Presentations and Q&A to follow a free public reception.

Free and open to the public.

Symposium flyer.

For information about discounted parking, contact Lauren Michelle Cooper at [email protected]

Information about the linked conference, April 11-12 at GSU: Humanistic Perspectives on Moral Injury:

Program organizers are grateful for our sponsors. This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly. We also thank our many generous sponsors at Georgia State University: the Department of Communication; the Department of Philosophy; the Department of Political Science; the Center for Human Rights and Democracy; the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics; the Humanities Research Center; University Research Services and Administration; and the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at Georgia State University.