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Ten Years Later:
Warfare Ethics Since 9/11

April 7 - 8, 2011 Agenda

Thursday, 7 April

  • 0800-0845: Continental Buffet – Bo Coppedge Room – Alumni Hall
  • 0845-0900: Welcome/introduction – Colonel Art Athens, USMCR (ret.) Director, VADM Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
  • 0900-1000: Keynote Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago (View on YouTube)
  • 1000-1020: Break
  • 1020-1150: Preemption/prevention Panel (View on YouTube)
    • Chair – Col Jeff McCausland (USA ret), Distinguished Visiting Professor Research, US Army War College
    • David Rodin, Director of Research, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
    • Steve Ward, Senior Military Analyst for Middle East, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1150-1200: Group photo / break
  • 1200-1315: Lunch / lunchtime keynote - Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University (View on YouTube)
  • 1315-1330: Break
  • 1330-1500: Just causes and their ramifications (View on YouTube)
    • Chair – Chris Eberle, Professor of Ethics, US Naval Academy
    • David Rodin, Director of Research, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
    • Jeff McMahan, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
    • James Turner Johnson, Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, Rutgers University
  • 1500-1530: Break
  • 1530-1700: Necessity, proportionality, and utility (View on YouYube)
    • Chair – David Garren, Professor of Ethics, US Naval Academy
    • Thomas Hurka, Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Studies, University of Toronto
    • George Lucas, Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics, US Naval Academy
    • Bill Shaw, Professor of Philosophy, San Jose State University and USNA Class of 1958 Fellow, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy
  • 1730-2030: Reception – Visitor Center (hors d'oeuvres & cash bar)

Friday, 8 April

  • 0800-0845: Continental Breakfast – Bo Coppedge Room, Alumni Hall
  • 0900-1030: Humanitarian intervention – the future (View on YouTube)
    • Chair – George Lucas, Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics, US Naval Academy
    • Fernando T�son, Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar, Florida State University College of Law
    • Alan Kuperman, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
    • Deane Peter-Baker, Assistant Professor of Ethics, US Naval Academy
  • 1030-1050: Break
  • 1050-1220: Asymmetric wars – non-combatant immunity, interrogation/torture, and targeted killing (View on YouTube)
    • Chair – Edward Barrett, Director of Research, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy
    • Michael Gross, Chair, Department of International Relations, University of Haifa
    • Michael Skerker, Assistant Professor of Ethics, US Naval Academy
    • David Whetham, Senior Lecturer, Defense Studies Department, King’s College London
  • 1220-1230: Break
  • 1230-1345: Lunchtime keynote - Brian Orend, Professor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo (View on YouTube)
  • 1345-1400: Break
  • 1400-1405: Greetings – VADM Michael H. Miller, USN, Superintendent, USNA (View on YouTube)
  • 1400-1530: Comparative warfare ethics – Islam, Chinese, Hindu (View on YouTube)
    • Chair – Colonel James Cook, Chair, Department of Philosophy, US Air Force Academy
    • John Kelsay, Bristol Distinguished Professor in Religion and Ethics, Florida State University
    • PC Lo, Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University
    • Valerie Morkevicius, Class of 1962 Fellow, Stockdale Center, US Naval Academy
  • 1530-1545: Break
  • 1545-1700: Breakout discussions – educational lessons learned
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