Dr. Philip J. Ivanhoe – Confucianism: Then and Now

Is the Chinese regime’s goal of a “harmonious society” consistent with traditional Confucian values? In a short lecture to the Midshipmen, Dr. Philip J. Ivanhoe–former Marine, philosopher at Georgetown University, and author of Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness and How We Are All Connected – provides insights into Confucian ethics and its political implications.  A […]

Captain Ryan Bernacchi, Dr. Mark LiVecche – Top Gun Maverick

In the latest edition of the podcast “True North,” Marc LiVecche, the McDonald Distinguished Scholar of Ethics, War, and Public Life at Providence speaks with Captain Ryan Bernacchi, USN (Ret.) about Top Gun: Maverick. Ryan Bernacchi is a former TOPGUN instructor who served as a naval aviator and leader for 25 years. He has flown more than 4,000 […]

Dr. Jovana Davidovik – “What’s Wrong with Wanting a Human in the Loop?”

 In a new paper article published in The Texas National Security Review’s journal War on the Rocks, Stockdale Center Senior Fellow Jovana Davidovic, address and challenges a common presupposition of much of the literature on Artificial Intelligence.  The title makes plain her challenge:   “What’s Wrong with Wanting a Human in the Loop?” The introduction of the paper: At the […]

Dr. James Giordano, Dr. Diane DiEuliis, “Balancing Act: Precision Medicine and National Security”

In a new paper published in Military Medicine, Stockdale Center Distinguished Fellow Dr James Giordano, and Dr Diane DiEuliis of National Defense University address the promise, possibilities and problems posed by advances in precision medicine to public health and national security. The Abstract of the paper: Developments in genetics, pharmacology, biomarker identification, imaging, and interventional biotechnology are enabling […]

First Bell Lecture Series: Dr. Bruce Jones, “To Rule the Waves”

The Stockdale Center and the Forum on Integrated Naval History and Seapower Studies (FINHSS) present a First Bell Lecture in Naval Leadership and History, “To Rule the Waves: Seapower, Economics, and Geopolitical Leadership in the Modern Age.” The speaker, Dr. Bruce Jones, director of the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. […]

Dr. Nancy Sherman: Five Myths About Stoicism

Dr. Nancy Sherman, philosopher at Georgetown University and former Distinguished Chair of Ethics at the Stockdale Center presented a lecture entitled “Five Myths about Stoicism.” Dr. Sherman is an accomplished expert on Ancient Philosophy, and author of the recently published book “Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience”Midshipman engaged in a virtual Q & A […]

Dr. Jessica M. Mohler, “Athletic and Military Performance – A Neurocognitive Perspective on Success.”

This presentation is part of the ‘Brain Science and Effective Leadership Series,’ hosted by the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.Dr. Jess Mohler from the USNA Midshipmen Development Center discusses “Athletic and Military Performance – A Neurocognitive Perspective on Success.” Dr. Jessica M. Mohler, CC-AASP, is a clinical and sport psychologist. For the past seven years […]

Dr. Ed Barrett, Dr. Peter Berkowitz and Dr. Patrick Deneen – “Liberal Democracy: Fatally Flawed or Merely Challenged?”

Are liberal democracies fatally flawed or merely challenged? An online discussion with two renowned scholars: Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame, author of “Why Liberalism Failed” and Peter Berkowitz, Stanford University, author of “Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government and Political Moderation.”Drs. Deneen and Berkowitz are interviewed by the Center’s own Dr. Ed Barrett. This is followed […]