NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) hosted the 2012 Ethics Conference on Feb. 9-10. Attended by students from the College of Naval Command and Staff, the event explored "Enduring Ethical Dilemmas: Rights and Responsibilities of the Professional Military Officer."
The agenda included these presentations:
- "Resetting the Force as a Professional Ethical Obligation to Relevance" with James Kitfield, Correspondent, National Journal and author of Prodigal Soldiers, and respondent: Professor Barney Rubel, Dean, Naval Warfare Studies, NWC
- "Ethical Complexity of the Senior Leader Environment: A Case Study" with Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Commandant, U.S. Army War College, and Dr. Martin L. Cook, NWC's Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics
- "To Maintain the Army as a Military Profession During the Defense Reductions" with Dr. Don Snider, U.S. Army War College
- "The War on Terror and R2P Ten Years after their Conception: A European Perspective" with Dr. Henrik Syse, Co-Editor of The Journal of Military Ethics and Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute of Oslo and respondent: Ambassador Deborah Jones, NWC faculty
- "Leaders' Perspectives on the Profession of Arms: Command Challenges" with students from NWC's College of Naval Warfare and chair: Professor William Spain, NWC's Associate Provost
- "Ethical and Legal Issues in Targeted Killing of Individuals" with Ms. Nadine Strossen, Former National President, American Civil Liberties Union and Professor of Law, New York Law School, and Professor Michael Schmitt (LtCol, USAF (ret)), NWC's International Law Department Chair
(Entire Playlist available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77813980E1257CE5
The Naval War College ethics program is intended to better prepare students to confront and deal with the ethical dilemmas and challenges that they will face as senior leaders in their services and organizations. Faculty from the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (COSL), including the Adm. James B. Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics, organize the conference.
The point of contact for Ethics Conferences is Professor Martin L. Cook
From NWC Public Affairs
Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy