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Martin L. Cook, PhD University of Chicago

Martin L. Cook, PhD University of Chicago

Adm. James B. Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics
Professor Leadership & Ethics
College of Operational and Strategic Leadership
Phone:
(401) 84-11352
Fax:
(401) 84-17375
Email:
martin.l.cook@usnwc.edu

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Admiral James Bond Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics
Co-Editor of The Journal of Military Ethics
College of Operational and Strategic Leadership
United States Naval War College
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841-1207
(401) 841-1352
Martin.L.Cook@USNWC.EDU
 
Education
Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Johns Hopkins University, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. National Security Management Course Graduate, 2002
 
The University of Chicago. Ph.D., Philosophical ethics, theology, 1985;
M.A., Religious Studies, 1975
 
The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Graduate Study of Philosophy, 1973-74; B.A., Philosophy, Magna cum Laude, 1973
Professional Experience
United States Naval War College, College of Operational and Strategic Leadership. Admiral James Bond Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics, June 2009-Present
United States Air Force Academy, Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, July 2003-June 2009. Deputy Department head, June 2004-June 2009
United States Army War College, Department of Command, Leadership and Management, Professor of Ethics, 1998-June, 2003. Awarded Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies, 2000. Appointed Adjunct Professor, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA as one of two War College faculty engaged as Adjunct Faculty to Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Santa Clara University, Department of Religious Studies. Assistant Professor, 1982-1988; Associate Professor, 1988-1998
Saint John’s College, Santa Fe, Graduate Institute. Visiting tutor in Political Philosophy, Summer term, 1995
United States Air Force Academy, Department of Philosophy and Fine Arts, Academic years 1991-92 and 1993-94, Visiting Professor (On leave from Santa Clara University, California)
Fuller Theological Seminary in the Bay Area. Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics, Winter Quarter 1991
The College of William and Mary, Department of Religious Studies. Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics, 1981-1982
St. Xavier College, Department of Religion. Instructor (part-time), 1980
Gustavus Adolphus College, Department of Religious Studies. Visiting Instructor of Ethics, Spring Term, 1980
Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago. Teaching and Research Associate, Clinical Medical Ethics Program. 1976-79
The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, 1973-74
Additional professional activities
Honors Advisory Council, Santa Clara University, 1989-91
Director of Medical Ethics Programs, Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University. 1989-91
Director, Fellows Program, Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, 1989-91
Member, Ad Hoc Working Group on Ethical Issues in the Use of Military Force in the Twenty-First Century, jointly sponsored by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the National War College, Washington, D.C. 1996-1999
Member of the Editorial Board, The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1996-1998
Author, Study Group on Army Professionalism. Funded by Smith-Richardson and McCormick Foundations, 2000-2001. “Army Professionalism: Service to What Ends?”
Member of the Editorial Board, Parameters, 1999-Present
Chair, Bottom-Up Curriculum Review Committee, United States Army War College, 2001-02
Chair, Committee for Comprehensive Review of the Civilian Faculty System, United States Air Force Academy, 2004-2005. Report submitted, Fall, 2005
Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Military Ethics from its founding in 2001, and co-editor 2011-Present
Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Military Medical Ethics, 2013-Present
Professional memberships
International Studies Association, Interuniversity Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society, International Society for Military Ethics, European International Society for Military Ethics
Languages
Latin (high school)
Greek (two years, college)
Hebrew (one year, college)
Spanish (speak, read, functional but not fluent)
French (reading)
German (reading)
Publications
Books:
Saving the Earth: A History of a Middle-Class Millenarian Movement. With Steven Gelber. The University of California Press, 1990
The Open Circle: Confessional Method in Theology. Augsburg-Fortress Press, 1991
The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004
Issues in Military Ethics: To Support and Defend the Constitution. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2013 
http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5718-issues-in-military-ethics.aspx
 
Scholarly Articles:
 “Ways of Thinking Naturally,” The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1988
“Confessional Theology,” Abingdon Dictionary of Christian Theology, 1991
 “The End of Life and the Goals of Medicine,” The Archive of Internal Medicine 153(Dec. 27, 1993): 2718-19
 “John Rawls: A Twentieth Century Social Contract Tradition.” In Western Traditions in Moral Philosophy, Charles A. Hudlin, ed. (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1993)
“The Road to Basra: A Case Study in Military Ethics,” The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1994. With Maj.. Phillip Hamann, USAF. Reprinted in the U.S. Naval Academy Ethics text for Midshipmen, Lucas, et. al., eds, Ethics for Military Leaders, 3rd ed.,(Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2000), 465-474. Also published in Bruce Waller, ed., Consider Ethics: Theory, Readings, and Contemporary Issues (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Longman, 2005)
“Review Essay: Moral and Legal Restraint in Warfare.” Ethics and International Affairs, v. 10, 1996, 175-190
“Reflections on James Gustafson’s Theological-Ethical Method.” The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics. 1997
“Applied Just War Theory: Moral Implication of New Weapons for Air War.” The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1998
“Religion and Morality: Exploring the Connections.” Moral Dimensions of the Military Profession, 5th ed., Department of Philosophy and Fine Arts, USAFA, eds. (New York: Forbes Custom Publishing, 1999)
“Moral Foundations of Military Service.” Parameters (v. XXX, n. 1, Spring 2000). Reprinted in the U.S. Naval Academy Ethics text for Midshipmen, Lucas, et. al., eds, Ethics for Military Leaders, 3rd ed., (Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2000), 35-45. Reprinted in Current (v.423, June 2000), 26-32
“Immaculate War: Constraints on Humanitarian Intervention.” Ethics and International Affairs, 14( 2000), 55-65. Also published in James Pattison, ed. Humanitarian Intervention (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2013)
 “Two Roads Diverged, and We Took the One Less Traveled: Just Recourse to War and the Kosovo Intervention.” Kosovo: Contending Voice on the Balkan Intervention, William Buckley, ed. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Press, 2000)
“Ethical Issues in War: An Overview.” The Army War College Guide to Strategy, COL James Holcomb, ed. (Carlisle: United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, 2000), 19-30
 “Why Serve the State? Moral Foundations of Military Officership.” The Leader’s Imperative: Ethics, Integrity and Responsibility, J. Carl Ficarrotta, ed. (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2001)
“Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare,” Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses, COL John R. Martin, ed. (Carlisle: United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, 2002), 71-74
“Army Professionalism: Service to What Ends?” The Future of the Army Profession, Don M. Snider and Gayle L. Watkins, eds. (Boston: McGraw-Hill Primus, 2002), 337-354. Substantially revised, reprinted as “Army Professionalism: Service to What Ends?”, The Future of the Army Profession(2nd ed., revised and expanded), Don M. Snider Project Director, Lloyd J. Matthews, ed. (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2005), 683-704
“On Being a Sole Remaining Superpower: Lessons from History,” Journal of Military Ethics (v. 1, Issue 2), 2002, 77-90
“The Proper Role of Professional Military Advice in Contemporary Uses of Military Force,” Parameters, v. XXXII, n. 4 (Winter, 2002-2003), 21-33
“Introduction to the Special Issue: The Moral Status of ‘the International Community,’” and Guest Editor, Journal of Military Ethics, (v. 2, issue 2), 2003, 97-99
“Just Peacemaking: Challenges of Humanitarian Intervention,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (v.23, n. 1), 241-253
“Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare,” in Lawrence M. Hinman ed., Contemporary Moral Issues: Diversity and Consensus (Upper Saddle River, NY: Prentice-Hall, 2003) (forthcoming). Also published in Dennis Okerstrom, Peace, War and Terrorism (New York: Pearson-Longman, 2006), 199-203. Also published in Contemporary Moral Issues: Diversity and Consensus (Pearson Education)
“Immaculate War: Constraints on Humanitarian Intervention,” in Anthony F. Lang, ed., Just Intervention (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003), 145-154
“Strategic Theory, Military Practice, and the Laws of War: The Case of Strategic Bombing,” in Anthony F. Lang, Albert C. Pierce, and Joel H. Rosenthal, eds. Ethics and the Future of Conflict: Lessons from the 1990s (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2003), 163-182
 “Christian Apocalyptic and Weapons of Mass Destruction,” in Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Sohail Hashmi and Steve Lee, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 200-210
“Ethical Issues in War: An Overview,” in U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr., ed. (Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, 2004), 19-29. Also included in 2nd Edition, revised and explaned (Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute), 2006, 21-30
“Ethical and Legal Dimension of the Bush ‘Preemption’ Strategy,” in Symposium: The Rule of Law in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations, “ Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (vo. 27, number 3, Summer 2004), 797-816
“Whether (Modern, American) Soldiers, too, Can be Saved?” The Journal of Political Theology (vol. 5:4, November, 2004), 431-445
“The Bush National Security Strategy of Preemptive War” in a War and Border Crossings: Ethics When Cultures Clash, Peter A. French and Jason A. Short, eds. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), 19-23.
 “Ethical Issues in the ‘War’ on Terrorism,” in War or Words: Interreligious Dialogue as an Instrument of Peace, Donald W.. Musser and D. Dixon Sutherland, eds. (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2005), 22-35
“Moral Foundations of Military Service in the 21st Century,” in Warfighting and Ethics: Selected Papers from the 2003 and 2004 Rowell Lectures, Russell Parkin, ed. (Canberra: Land Warfare Studies Center, 2005)
 “Military Ethics,” in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, Carl Mitcham, ed. (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005)
“Ethical Challenges of Military Service in the 21st Century,” in Military Ethics and the Profession of Arms in the 21st Century (Proceedings Papers, SAFTI MI 10th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker’s Series. Singapore: Centre for Leader Development 1/2005), 14-25
“Ethical Lessons Learned in Iraq,” in The Journal of Lutheran Ethics (online journal) http://www.elca.org/jle/article.asp?k=614
“US Civil Military Relations Since 9/11: Issues in Ethics and Policy Development,” with Dr. Mary Beth Ulrich, The Journal of Military Ethics v. 5 n.3 (2006), 161-182. Reprinted in C.A.J. Coady and Igor Primoratz, Military Ethics (Padstow, Cornwall: Ashgate, 2008), 433-454
“Thucydides as a Resource for Teaching Ethics and Leadership in Military Education Environments,” The Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 5, n. 4 (2006), 353-362
“Michael Walzer’s Concept of ‘Supreme Emergency,” The Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 6., n. 2 (2007), 138-151
“Ethics Education, Ethics Training, and Character Development: Who ‘Owns’ Ethics as the US Air Force Academy?” in Ethics Education in the Military, Paul Robinson, Nigel de Lee, and Don Carrick (eds) (Padstow, Cornwall: Ashgate, 2008)
“Revolt of the Generals: A Case Study in Professional Ethics,” Parameters, vol. XXXVIII, n. 1 (Spring, 2008), 4-15. Reprinted in USI Digest (Publication of the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi), Vol. XI, No. 21 (September 2008-February 2009), 26-45
“A Force for (Relative) Good: An Augustinian Perspective,” Defence and Security Analysis, vol. 24, n. 4, 349-361
“Teaching Military Ethics in the United States Air Force: Challenges Posed by Service Culture,” Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare, Don Carrick, James Connelly, and Paul Robinson, eds. (Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2009), 107-118
“Asymmetric Air War: Ethical Implications,” with Mark Conversino, The Moral Dimension of Asymmetrical Warfare: Counter-terrorism, Democratic Values and Military Ethics, Th.A. van Baarda and D.E.M. Verweij, eds. (Leiden-Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009), 47-60
“The Day the World Changed? Reflections on 9/11 and the U.S. National Security Strategy,” The Impact of 9/11 on Religions and Philosophy, in the series, The Day that Changed Everything?, Matthew J. Morgan, ed. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), 233-243
“Accountability for International Intervention/Protection Activities,” Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 29, no. 2 (August 2010), 129-141
“Professional Military Ethics Across the Career Spectrum,” Fort Leavenworth Ethic Symposium Report: Exploring the Professional Military Ethic (Fort Leavenworth: CGSC Foundation, 2011), 7-15
“Reflections on the Stockdale Legacy,” Naval War College Review, Summer, 2012, 7-17
“Is Just War Spirituality Possible?” Novus et Vetera Vol. 10, No. 4 (2012), 1141-56
“The Centrality of Military Ethics” /luce.nt/:A Journal of National Security Studies, June 2013 http://www.usnwc.edu/Publications/-Luce-nt-.aspx
“Just War and Military Education and Training,” in Just War: Authority, Tradition and Practice, Anthony F. Lang, Cian O’Driscoll and John Williams, eds. (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2013), 251-264
 
Popular Articles:
“Jesus in the Silicon Valley,” The Christian Century 100(1983): 958 (humor piece)
“Health Care Rationing Isn’t Hypothetical—It’s Here Today!” The Business Journal, Aug. 20, 1990
“Singing Songs of Freedom in a Foreign Land,” The Santa Clara, Feb. 8, 1990
“Nicaraguan Elections Could Mean New Freedom,” The Santa Clara, Feb. 22, 1990
“Smart Bombs Aren’t Necessarily Moral Bombs,” San Jose Mercury News, May 2, 1991
“Sacred Mix.” Santa Clara Magazine,v. 36, n. 2, Winter, 1994
“Lessons from the Life of Robert McNamara.” Santa Clara Magazine, v. 37, n.3, Summer, 1995
“Martin Cook Replies.” Part of a dialogue on ethical issues in immigration policy in Issues in Ethics (the publication of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University). Spring, 1996, 10-11
“Papal Authority is Major Issue in Marian Doctrine.” The San Jose Mercury News, September 13, 1997
“Phylum Universitatis; Genus, Catholicus: A Field Guide.”  Explore (Bannan Institute for Jesuit Education and Christian Values, Santa Clara University) v.2 n.1, Fall, 1998
“Soldiering: Can Christians serve in the Armed Forces?” The Christian Century (July 4-11, 2001), 22-25
“Terrorism and ‘just war’: Moral Challenges,” The Christian Century (November 14, 2001), 22-23
“The Iraq Dilemma: America’s Obligation,” The Christian Century (November 1, 2003), 9-10
 
Book Reviews:
C. David Grant, God the Center of Value: Value Theory in the Theology of H. Richard Niebuhr, The Journal of Religion v.66, n.1 (1986)
James McClendon, Systematic Theology, Vol. 1: Ethics. Journalof Religion v.67, n.4 (1987)
Don Gelpi, S.J., ed. Beyond Individualism: Toward a Retrieval of Moral Discourse in America.  Journal of Religion v. 70, n.2 (1991)
Robert Wuthnow, Restructuring of American Religion. Affirmation, 1990
Joseph M. Hall, The Descent of God: Divine Suffering in History and Theology. Dialogue and Alliance, Fall 1992
Wesley A. Kort, Bound to Differ: Dynamics of Theological Discourses, Journal of Religion, v.74, n.3, July, 1994
James Toner, True Faith and Allegiance. Naval War College Review, Winter, 1996
Basil Mitchell, Faith and Criticism, Journal of Religion, v. 77, n.4, October, 1997
Paul Christopher, Ethics and War, Parameters, Winter 1999
Campbell Craig, Destroying the Village: Eisenhower and Thermonuclear War, Ethics and International Affairs, 1999
James Turner Johnson, Ethics and Modern Warfare, The Christian Century, January 17, 2001
Mark J. Osiel, Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline & the Law Of War. Naval War College Review, v. LIV n. 2, Spring, 2001, 144-45
Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentiety Century. Parameters, v. xxxi, n. 2, Summer 2001, 142-44
Thomas E. Ricks, A Soldier’s Duty. Parameters, v. xxxi, n3, Autumn, 2000, 173-74
James T. Johnson, Morality and Contemporary Warfare, Journal of Law and Religion, v. xvi, n. 2, 2001, 1019-1024
Mark Jurgensmeyer, Terror in the Mind of God, Parameters, Summer 2003, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, 141-42
Donald D. Kagan, The Peloponnesian War, Parameters, Spring 2004, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, 127-28
Michael Walzer, Arguing About War, Parameters, Fall, 2004, Vol. XXXIV, No. 5, 133-135
Oliver O’Donovan, The Just War Revisited, The Journal of Political Theology, v. 7, n. 2 (2006), 243-245
Jimmy Carter, Our Endangered Values, Parameters, Summer 2006, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2, 124-126
Brian Orend, The Morality of War, Parameters, Summer 2007, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, 110-111
Peter Beinhart, The Good Fight: Why Liberals – and Only Liberals – Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, Political Theology, v. 9, n. 1, 2008, 115-117
Eric Patterson, Just War Thinking: Morality and Pragmatism in the Struggle Against Contemporary Threats, Parameters, Autumn 2008, Vol. XXXVIII, n. 3, 142-143
Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clark, When the Unthinkable is Morally Permissible, Parameters, Winter 2008-09, Vol. XXXVIII, n. 4, 135-137
John Kelsay, Arguing the Just War in Islam, Parameters, Spring 2009, Vol. XXXIX, n. 1, 117-119
Henry Shue and David Rodin, Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification, Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 23, n. 2 (Summer 2010), 217-18
Stephen Peter Rosen, War and Human Nature, The Naval War College Review, vol. 66, n. 1 (Winter, 2013), 131
Academic Presentations, Papers Delivered at Professional Meetings, and Invited Public Lectures:
“Teaching Religion in a Church Related Setting: Introduction to Religious Studies—Revisited.” With Philip Boo Riley. The Annual Meeting of the Western Region of the American Academy of Religion, San Anselmo, CA. March, 1984
“Saving the Earth: A History of the Creative Initiative/Beyond War Foundation.” With Steven Gelber. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Anaheim, CA, Nov. 24, 1985
“Death and Afterlife: A Crucial Test of Christian Theology?” The Annual Meeting of the Western Region of the American Academy of Religion, Santa Clara, CA, March 20, 1986
“Technology and the Death of God.” Inaugural lecture, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District Center for Humanities and Technology, May 23, 1986
“Ways of Thinking Naturally.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1987
“What’s the Nature of the ‘Nature’ Problem?” Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1990
“Ethical Issues Distinctive to the Nursing Profession.” Santa Clara University, Center for Applied Ethics, Conference on Ethical Issues in Nursing, Jan. 23, 1990
“Teaching the Teachers of Ethics: The Intensive Seminar Method.” Keynote Address, Joint Conference on Professional Ethics, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, DC. January, 1992
“Health Care Rationing and the Elderly.” Santa Clara University, Center for Applied Ethics, Conference on Ethical Issues in Nursing, Apr. 30, 1992
“The Road to Basra: A Case Study in Military Ethics.” With Capt. Philip Hamann,USAF. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Jan. 6, 1994
“Religion and Morality: Exploring the Connections.” Annual Meeting of the Joint Conference on Professional Ethics, Jan. 28, 1994
“Ethical Naturalism: Prospects for the Recovery of a Tradition.” Rocky Mountain/Great Plains Regional Meeting, The American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Apr. 22, 1994
“Character, Knowledge and Experience: The Contribution of Formal Education to Ethical Development.” Invited scholarly presentation to the Cantigny Conference on the Future of Professional Military Education, Sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 14, 1996
“Reflections on James M. Gustafson’s Theological-Ethical Method.” The Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics. January, 1997
“Dual Use Targets in Strategic Bombing: An Emerging Moral Dilemma.” First meeting of Ad Hoc Working Group on Ethical Issues in the Use of Military Force in the Twenty-First Century, jointly sponsored by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the National War College, Washington, D.C. January, 1997
“What’s Happening Out There? The Shape and Trends of Modern American Religion” Lecture Series for the Episcopal clergy of the Diocese of El Camino Real. September 21-22, 1997
“Applied Just War Theory: Moral Implications of New Weapons for Air War,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Atlanta, GA, January, 1998
“Ethical Issues in Strategic Bombing Campaigns,” The Secretary’s Open Forum Lecture Series, the United States Department of State, September, 1998
“Ethical Implications of Advances in Military Technology,” The Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK, November 1999
“Emerging Ethical Issues in Modern Warfare,” Annual Ethics Conference, Naval War College, Newport, RI, November, 1999
“Whether (Modern, American) Soldiers, too, Can be Saved,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Washington, DC, January 2000
“Ethical Issues in Strategic Bombing: The Hidden Dangers of Precision Munitions,” Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, January, 2000
Panel Discussant, Ethics and International Affairs Forum on the Kosovo Intervention, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York, NY, May, 2000
“Ethical Issues in the Use of Military Force,” Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, October, 2000
“Humanitarian War,” Panel Discussant with Mr. David Rieff, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Novenber, 2000
“Military Technology and Ethics: Illustrations of the Law of Unintended Consequences,” The Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK, November 2000
“Christianity and Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Ethikon Institute Conference on Comparative Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, April, 2001
“Bombing to Send a Message,” Norwegian National Conference in Military Ethics, Royal Military Academy, Oslo, Norway, Sept. 2001
“Ethical Issues in Emerging Military Technologies,” Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Bergen, Norway, Sept. 2001
“Ethical Issues in the War Against Terrorism,” Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, October, 2001
“Why the Christian Church is Not Pacifist,” Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Dec. 4, 2001
“Ethical Issues in Emerging Military Technologies,” The Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK, Jan. 14, 2002
“Ethical Issues in the War against Terrorism,” The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, Feb. 5, 2002
Debate with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit: “What is a Christian, Ethical Response to Terrorism?”, Santa Clara University, CA, Feb. 6, 2002
“Ethics, Military Intervention, and the Events of September 11th,” Davidson College, North Carolina, Feb. 18, 2002
“The Moral Basis of Military Service,” Davidson College, North Carolina, Feb. 19, 2002
“US Strategy Since September 11,” Panel Discussion with Congressman Todd Platts, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, March 26, 2002
Organize and chair panel discussion, “Riskless War,” Annual Strategy Conference, United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, April 10, 2002
“Teaching Ethics and Strategy,” Teaching Strategy Workshop, Annual Strategy Conference, United States Army War College, April 11, 2002
“Ethical Issues in the War Against Terrorism,” Stetson University, Deland, FL, September 18, 2002
“Ethical Issues in the War Against Terrorism,” Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, October 25, 2002
“Ethical Issues in the War Against Terrorism,” Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, November 7, 2002
“Liberation, Peace and the American Empire: A Christian Perspective.” Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown, PA, May 18, 2003
“Ethical Issues in the Bush Pre-emption Strategy,” US Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, Sept. 3, 2003
“Ethical Issues and a Strategy of Preemption,” The Marshall Center, Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sept. 16, 2003
“Leadership and Organizational Culture: Implications for Ethics,” US Army Dental Command Commanders’ Conference, November 21, 2003
“Discerning the Shape of the World: Diverse Faith Traditions and the International Order,” 40th Anniversary Orr Forum, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, March 24, 2004
“Current International Challenges: Christian and Secular Perspectives,” Keynote address for 40th Anniversary Orr Forum, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, March 24. 2004
“Using Thucydides to Teach Strategic Studies and Ethics,” NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, June 24, 2004
“Ethics, Moral Values and the Australian Military Profession in the 21st Century,” Keynote Address, Rowell Profession of Arms Seminar, Canberrra, Australia, July 15, 2004
“Military Ethics and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” Australian Defence College, Canberra, Australia, July 16, 2004
“Ethical Challenges of Contemporary Leadership,” Keynote Address, Australian Public Service Commission National Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 21, 2004
“Just War Theory: History and Contemporary Challenges,” Australian Defence Academy, Canberra, Australia, July 23, 2004
“Ethical Issues and the Military Chaplaincy,” Lead Two-Day Seminar, Australian Chaplain’s School, Bandiana, Australia, July 27-28, 2004
“Ethical Issues in Urban Warfare and the War Against Terrorism,” Joint US-Israeli Conference on Lessons Learned from Urban Operations, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA, August 11, 2004
“Ethical and Legal Justifications for Operation Iraqi Freedom,” Norwegian Naval Academy, Bergen, Norway, November 29, 2004
“The Bush Preemption Strategy: Ethical Issues,” Norwegian Army Staff College, Oslo, Norway, December 2, 2004
“Just Conduct of War: Three Emerging Issues,” Norwegian Army Staff College, Oslo, Norway, December 2, 2004
“Ethics and Organizational Culture,” Presentation to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Management Oversight in Acquisition Organizations,” Washington, DC, January 17, 2005
“Ethical Issues in the US National Security Strategy,” Stimson Center Local Worldviews Forum, University of Colorado, Boulder, January 27, 2005
“Ethical Challenges of Military Service in the 21st Century.” Keynote address, Distinguished Speaker Series, SAFTI Military Institute, Singapore, July 28, 2005
“Uncharted Waters: Human Rights, Technology, and the War on Terrorism,” The William C. Stutt Ethics Lecture, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, November 14, 2005
“Ethical Issues in the Contemporary International System,” Lecture for the Australian Defence College Class via Videoteleconference, Feb. 23, 2006
“Islam and International Law,” Organize and Chair panel, United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, PA. April 13, 2006
“Ethics Education, Ethics Training, and Character Development: Who ‘Owns’ Ethics in the US Military?” Ethics Training and Development in the Military conference, Institute of Applied Ethics, University of Hull, Hull, UK. June 22, 2006. Published as “Ethics Education, Ethics Training and Character Development.” Leadership Papers, 2/2006, Centre for Defence and Leadership Studies, Australian Defence College, August, 2006
“Asymmetric Air War: Ethical Implications,” with Dr. Mark Conversino. Dutch National Military Ethics Conference, “The Moral Dimension of Asymmetrical Warfare,” Netherlands Defence Academy, Amsterdam, October 4, 2006
“The Future Operational Environment,” Keynote Address, 7th Canadian Conference on Ethical Leadership, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Oct. 27, 2006
“Religion in the American Military,” After Dinner Address, International Symposium for Military Ethics, Springfield, VA, Jan. 25, 2007
“Moral Foundations of Military Service in the 21st Century,” lecture via video teleconference to the class of the Australian Defence and Strategic Studies Course in Canberra, 21 Feb. 2007
“The Relevance of Just War Thinking to the Long War on Terrorism,” public lecture in the Think series, sponsored by the Philosophy Department, The University of Colorado at Boulder, Mar. 13, 2007
“The Limits of the Use of Military Force in the ‘Long War’ Against Terrorism,” Keynote address, Conference in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, May 3, 2007
“Ethics Education/Training at the US Air Force Academy,” Presentation at the Annual McCain Conference on the teaching of Military Ethics, United States Naval Academy, MD, May 10, 2007
“Unique Challenges of Ethics Education in the US Air Force,” International Conference on the Teaching of Miilitary Ethics, The University of Hull, UK, June 24, 2007
“Love and Responsibility: Permanent Tensions in Christian Ethics,” presentation to the Bryan Center Seminar on Ethics and War, Bryan College, Dayton, TN, September 15, 2007
“The Revolt of the Generals: A Case Study in Professional Ethics,” presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Interuniversity Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society,” Chicago, October 27, 2007
“A Force For (Relative) Good – An Augustinian Perspective,” at a conference entitled “Force for Good? Exploring the moral, ethical and legal implications of use of force in the twenty-first century” sponsored by King’s College, London and the Joint Services Staff College in Shrivenham, United Kingdom, on 29 November, 2007
“The Revolt of the Generals,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Symposium on Military Ethics, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, January 25, 2008
“Ethics and Strategic Leadership,” presented by videoteleconference to The Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies, Weston Creek, ACT, March 3, 2008
“The Revolt of the Generals: A Case Study in Military Ethics,” Presentation at the US Naval Academy, March 27, 2008
“Ethics and Strategic Leadership,” Presentation to the Resident Course of the Distance Education Program, United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA, May 27, 2008
Invited Speaker, Conference on International Criminal Law and the Military, Sponsored by the Peace Research Institute Oslo and the Norwegian Red Cross, Oslo, Norway, September 11-12, 2008
Inaugural Lecture, Commandant’s Lecture Series, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA. “Ethics and Strategic Leadership” November 12, 2008
“Ethical Dissent at the Strategic Level of Leadership,” Naval War College, Newport, RI. November 21, 2008
 “Let Necessity, and Not Your Will, Do the Slaying: How Realistic is Augustinian Realism?Biennial Meeting of the Interuniversity Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, Oct. 23, 2009
“Religious Issues in the US Military.” Panel discussion at Conference on Religion and the US Military, Yale Divinity School and Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Nov. 14, 2009
“Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism War,” Conference on Military Ethics, US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Nov. 17, 2009
“Who Owns Ethics Education in the Military?” “Military Training and Education:” Who Needs What, Where and When?” Conference of the International Association for Military Pedagogy, Kings College London Defence Ethics Network, and the Military Ethics Education Network of the University of Hull, UK. Held at the Joint Services Staff College, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK 9-11 December, 2009
“Accountability for Intervention/Protection Activities,” a paper for the Workshop on the Ethics of Intervention/Protection: Contending Approaches, Sponsored by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice/The Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics/Center for International Human Rights, New York, New York, January 22, 2010
Plenary Panel Speaker, “Ethics Education and Irregular Warfare,” International Symposium for Military Ethics, San Diego, January 27, 2010
Conduct Stockdale Seminar on Ethics Instruction, San Diego, January 29, 2010
Convene, Speak, and Chair three-day ethics conference for the Junior Class, US Naval War College, Newport, RI, February 2-4, 2010
Conduct Seminar on Ethics and Robotic Weapons Systems, MIT Humans and Automation Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4 February, 2010
Lead Seminar on Ethics and Robotic Weapons Systems, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, 17 March 2010
“Ethics and Strategic Leadership.” Lecture via Videoteleconference to the Australian Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies senior course, Canberra, Australia, 9 August, 2010
“The Just War and the Practitioner,” paper at Conference, The Just War: A State of the Art, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, 26 August, 2010
Lead Day-Long Seminar on Ethics and Defense Acquistion, Senior Service College Fellows Program, Defense Acquisition University Northeast, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, Sept. 7, 2010
“Professional Ethics Across the Career Spectrum.” Keynote address, US Army Command and General Staff College Ethics Symposium, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, November 15, 2010
“Ethical Issues and Cultural Challenges to the US Air Force posed by increased use of Remotely Piloted Vehicles,” International Society for Military Ethics, January 25, 2011
“Symposium on Michael Walzer’s ‘Supreme Emergency’ Exemption to Jus in Bello Restrictions,” Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, UK, February 28, 2011
“Military Ethics: The Limits of the Philosophical Approach,” Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict,” Oxford University, UK, March 1, 2011
“Dilemmas in the Use of Airpower in Counterinsurgency War,” Conference on Changing Ethical and Legal Norms in Bombing, Cornell University, April 8-9, 2001
“Final Synthetic Reflections,” for two-day conference, “Ethics and Alliances,” Inaugural Meeting of Euro-International Society of Military Ethics,” École Militaire, Paris, June 16-17, 2011
“Ethics and Strategic Leadership,” (with Major General Gregg Martin, US Army), Distance Education in-residence program, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA June 21, 2011
“Is a Just War Spiritually Possible?” Conference on Chinese Traditions of Just War, Baptist University of Hong Kong, August 26, 2011
“Ethics Education in the US Military,” Centre for Applied Ethics, Baptist University of Hong Kong, September 5, 2011
“Scanning the Horizon of Military Ethics,” Conference in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The Journal of Applied Ethics, Oslo, Norway, September 9, 2011
“Ethical Issues in Asymmetric Warfare,” Lutheran Ethics Conference, Washington, DC, January 5, 2012
“Reflections on the Stockdale Legacy,” 15th Annual Admiral James Bond Stockdale Symposium, San Diego, CA January 24, 2012 Video of this lecture available here: http://bliss.sandiego.edu/videolinks/stockdale-2012.html
“The Ethical Dimension of Military Professionalism,” Escuela de Guerra Colombia Estudios Superiores, March 6, 2013
“Ethical Issues in ‘Drone Warfare,’” Presentation at Notre Dame University Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Chicago, IL, March 19-21, 2013
“The Dangers of Integrity,” Presentation at the Inamori for Ethics and Excellence, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, March 22, 2013
Summation Panel Presentation, 3rd Annual meeting of the European International Society for Military Ethics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2, 2013
“Ethics Education and Training in the US Military,” Presentation at the Hong Kong Baptist University Conference, Waging Peace and Restraining War: East-West Dialogue, Hong Kong, August 23, 2013
“Ethics and Senior Naval Leadership,” NFLEX (New Flag and Senior Executive Service Course), Bathesda, MD, October 29, 2013
 
Media Appearances
Just War and Afghanistan, “Radio Times,” National Public Radio.   December 23, 2009.
Military Ethics, “Midday Edition,” KPBS Radio San Diego, January 24, 2012
Military Ethics, “Evening Edition,” KPBS Television, San Diego, January 24, 2012
Ethical Issues in the US Officer Corps, “Newshour,” BBC, November 13, 2012
Military Ethics, “The World,” Public Radio International, November 14, 2012
Military Ethics and the Petraeus Resignation, “Monocle” radio program, UK, November 14, 2012
“Teaching Military Ethics: More to be Done?” Article by Hugh Lessig, Newport News Daily Press, Nov. 17, 2012
“The Role of Ethics in the Modern Military,” Colombian Television, March 9, 2013
 
 
Courses Taught
Ethics and Warfare, Medical Ethics, Religion and the Technological Future, Seminar in Epistemology, Readings in Christian Theology, Contemporary Protestant Theology, Introduction to Ethics, Afterlife as a Theological Concept, Comparative Religion, Comparative Religious Ethics, Introduction to the Christian Tradition, History of Christian Thought, Philosophy of Religion, Christian and Pagan Platonism, Christianity and Society, Religion in Modernity, Readings in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, Foundations of Moral Obligation (the “Stockdale Course”)
Professional Developmental Seminars in Interdisciplinary Teaching of Ethics for faculty in Communication, Journalism, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Advertising at Santa Clara University; Defense Acquisition University, United States Naval Academy; 50th Anniversary Conference of the Air Force Chaplain Corps; Joint Senior Military College of the Armed Forces of Ecuador; Royal Military College of Science, UK; Norwegian Military Academy, Norwegian Naval Academy, Australian Defence Academy
Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa
Presidential Research Grant, Santa Clara University. With Steven Gelber, 1985
College of Arts and Science, Travel Grant to Observe Nicaraguan Elections, 1990
Jewish Community Relations Council of Northern California. Travel Grant for study tour of Israel and Occupied Territories under auspices of Project Interchange, New York. March, 1991
Irvine Foundation Grant, “The Anasazi and the Navajos of the Four Corners Area.” Sponsored summer of study at the Southwest Institute of the University of New Mexico, July 1992
National Endowment for the Humanities/Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. Summer Institute: “Teaching Ethics in International Relations” The University of Virginia, Summer, 1994
Invited and delivered Joseph A. Reich, Jr., Distinguished Lecture on War, Morality and the Military Profession, United States Air Force Academy, November, 1995
Salvatori Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, June 9-19, 1996. Intensive study of the documents regarding the American Revolution and the drafting and ratification of the U. S. Constitution
Invited Scholar in Residence, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Providing two public lectures and multiple classroom sessions to Penn State Students on various topics of ethics and military service. September, 1999
Colonel John J. Madigan III US Army War College Staff and Faculty Published Writing Award, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, 2000, 2002
Awarded Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies, US Army War College, Dec. 2000
Chosen as Army War College appointee, National Security Management Course, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, April 1-May 9, 2002
Consultant and Scholar in Residence, Australian Defence College, Canberra, July 8-31, 2004
Consultant and Scholar in Residence, Centre of Leadership Development, SAFTI Military Institute, Singapore, July 25-30, 2005
The Salzburg Seminars, chosen as US Air Force Academy Participant for week-long seminar in Salzburg, “Reconciling Religious Diversity in the Constitutional Order,” Austria, October, 2006
Study Tour of Israel with Academics from the Boston Area, June 23-30, 2012. Sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers on Experimental Philosophy, The University of Arizona, July 2-17, 2012
Consulting
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Ethics Committee Member, 1985-1992
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Infant Care Review Committee, 1984-1991
Santa Clara County Medical Association, Public Service Committee, 1988-1998
Manuscript Reviewer. Georgetown University Press; State University of New York Press; Pennsylvania State University Press; Open Court Publishing; Westminster-John Knox Press, Journal of Religious Ethics, Pilgrim Press, Altamira Press. 
Society of Christian Ethics, The Annual. Manuscript Reviewer, 1989-1995
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Ethics Office. Direct and conduct training in Defense Acquisition Ethics from instructors at Acquisition training facilities throughout the United States, 1991-1993
Consultant to the Howie Center for Science, Art and Theology, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA. One of twelve invited consultants to participate in a two-day consultation on the founding and organization of the newly-funded center
Consultant and trainer for faculty in ethics programs, United States Naval Academy. Summer, 1996
Consultant and presenter at annual Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA, 1997-1998
 Consultant to the Chaplain General of the Army of the United Kingdom on issues of Ethics in Military Service. July, 1999
Consultant in Ethics programs to the militaries of Ecuador, UK, Guatemala, Australia, Singapore, Norway, Colombia
Consultant to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on issues in Just War, Georgetown University, November 11, 2005
United States Naval Academy. Member, external review committee of programs offered by The Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law, USNA. March 31-April1, 2008
Consultant to the Centre for Applied Ethics, Baptist University of Hong Kong, August 25-September 6, 2011. Reviewed quality of individual faculty research. Concluded visit with consultation with the Dean of Arts and Humanities on faculty research quality.
 
References
 
 
Dr. (COL, Ret.) Jeffrey McCausland
Former Dean of Academics
United States Army War College
(717) 226-6316
 
Dr. Joel Rosenthal
President, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
Merrill House
170 E. 64th St.
New York, NY 10021-7478
(202) 752-2432
 
 
Col. (Dr.) James Cook
Department Head, Department of Philosophy
United States Air Force Academy
2354 Fairchild Dr.
USAFA, CO 80840
(719) 333-8652
 
 

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