Skip to main content

Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

An Informal Undergraduate Supper with
Nancy Sherman

Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University, and Author of
The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds and Souls of our Soldiers

Thursday, November 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Harlos House (1331 East Tenth Street)

The Untold War is my best effort at allowing soldiers to open up their hearts and tell their stories.-Nancy Sherman

In 1997, Nancy Sherman, author of The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds and Souls of our Soldiers, became the first Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the US Naval Academy, designing the brigade-wide required military ethics course. She has taught at Yale, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland and has trained in psychoanalysis at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Since 1995, she has consulted for the U.S. Armed Forces on issues of ethics, resilience, and posttraumatic stress. In October 2005, Dr. Sherman visited Guantanamo Bay Detention Center as part of an independent observer team, assessing the medical and mental health care of detainees. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

Besides The Untold War, her books include Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind; Making a Necessity of Virtue: Aristotle and Kant on Virtue; and The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue. She has written more than 60 articles in the area of ethics, military ethics, the history of moral philosophy, ancient ethics, the emotions, moral psychology, and psychoanalysis.

Dr. Sherman is a frequent contributor in the media, appearing, among other places, on PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, MSNBC, FOX News, CNN,WABC, This American Life, The Leonard Lopate Show, Here and Now, and many NPR affiliates. Her articles, opinion pieces, and reviews of her work have appeared in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, Huffington Post, The Chronicle Review, The San Diego Tribune, The Denver Post, The Boston Globe, and The Baltimore Sun and other newspapers. She also writes for For more on Dr. Sherman, click here.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please check your schedule to make sure you can attend the entire event and then send a message to: (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Sherman supper" and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. You are welcome to sign up friends as well as long as they are IU undergraduates. Please provide the requested information for them as well. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program in collaboration with the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions.

Fall 2011 Programs | Extracurricular Home