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Mission

Cultivating ethical leaders for the Naval Academy and Nation.


Upcoming Events

Summer Semester - Leadership Book Club

08/19/2020 - Dr. Baker begins Philosophy and Film class  

09/10/2020 - Stockdale Seminar begins

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Past Events

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Ethics Essay Award Dinner 2019
Each year, the Stockdale Center hosts a dinner that honors midshipmen authors of the best term papers for the second year course in military ethics. From a pool of approximately 1000 essays 10...
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Fall 2020 Stockdale Center Newsletter
In this issue: Midshipmen authors of outstanding ethics essays and the Admiral Charles Larson Ethical Leadership Award for outstanding faculty and staff winner are honored. Mr. Brad Snyder...
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Leadership Talk with USNA and Penn State Soccer
   The Stockdale Center's own Lieutenant General John Wissler and Major Ryan Curry, spoke to the USNA Mens Soccer team as part of their preseason preparations for the upcoming...
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Gold-Medalist Paralympic Swimmer Discusses Triumph Over Adversity
Brad Snyder, a gold-medalist Paralympic swimmer, was the featured speaker for the Stockdale Center’s Volgenau Honor, Courage, and Commitment Luncheon on 17 October. He shared his...

Stockdale Blog

Does the World Really Need Another Leadership and Ethics Blog? 

6-19-2020 by Joe Thomas

Maybe, maybe not.  What is clear is the world needs well-considered ideas to help solve “knotty problems.”  I define a knotty problem as particularly difficult to solve, typically...READ MORE


Stockdale Podcasts

GROUND HOG DAY
Shaun Baker  Episode #21

What would you do without repercussions? How would you live in a world of no consequences? Dr. Shaun Baker specializes in philosophy at the movies. He breaks down Aristotelian concepts in the movie “Groundhog Day”, focusing on what true happiness means. He holds his PhD from Wayne State University and coaches the ethics debate team at the Naval Academy..

POWER OF LISTENING VADM
Sean Buck Episode #20

VADM Buck tells us that "hearing is physics, listening is leadership". “The best leaders in the world are the best listeners”. "Listening allows a commander to leverage the diversity within his team". Further, he relates how he uses that skill throughout every day.

MORAL INJURY
Ed Barrett Episode #19

What is Moral Injury and what generated its recent concerns. How does it happen, and can it be treated? Dr. Ed Barrett is the Stockdale Center's Director of Strategy and Research. He holds a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Chicago. Ed is a retired Air Force Colonel with over 4000 hours of flight time.

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