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Ethics and the Changing Nature of War

Admiral James Bond Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics at the United States Naval War College Martin L. Cook has previously served as professor of philosophy and deputy department head, department of philosophy at the U.S. Air Force Academy, professor of ethics and Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies at the United States Army War College, and as a tenured member of the faculty at Santa Clara University, California. He has also taught at St. Xavier University, Illinois; Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota; The College of William and Mary, Virginia; and The Graduate Institute of St. John’s College, New Mexico. 

Cook graduated from the University of Illinois summa cum laude, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Cook serves as co-editor of The Journal of Military Ethics, and as a member of the editorial board of Parameters, the scholarly journal of the US Army War College and The Journal of Military Medical Ethics. He is author of three books, co-author of a fourth, and of more than forty-five scholarly articles. He has lectured on topics of military ethics in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, France, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Norway. His book, The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military was published in 2003 by the State University of New York Press, and a new volume, Issues in Military Ethics: To Support and Defend the Constitution, also with SUNY Press, was published in March 2013.

This forum is funded by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation as part of a lecture series on Ethics in Professional Life, and is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College. This event is FREE and open to the public; no ticket required.

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