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Division of Leadership Education and Development

Michael B. Skerker, Ph.D. skerker

NE203 Professor

  •  Phone:  (410) 293-6040
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  •   Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law, Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-B) 112 Cooper Road Annapolis, MD 21402-5022

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Michael Skerker is an associate professor in the Leadership, Ethics, and Law department at the U.S. Naval Academy.  His academic interests include professional ethics, just war theory, moral pluralism, theological ethics, and militant jihadism. Publications include articles and chapters on ethics and asymmetrical war, collective responsibility, police ethics, intelligence ethics, and the book  An Ethics of Interrogation (University of Chicago Press, 2010). His most recent book, The Moral Status of Combatants: A New Theory (under contract with Routledge), defends the post-Westphalian idea of combatants' moral equality. The manuscript won the 2013 Charles Sharp Memorial Prize for best-unpublished work on military ethics. Prof. Skerker is also the co-editor of  The Moral Status of Combatants: A New Theory of Just War,  co-editor, Sovereignty, and the New Executive Authority, (Oxford University Press, 2018), co-editor, Military Virtues (Howgate Press), and author, An Ethics of Interrogation (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

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