Professor Mitt Regan: Seeking Justice for Ukraine

Drawing on his extensive work with the Ukraine Office of the Prosecutor General, Stockdale Center senior fellow Mitt Reagan spoke to Midshipmen and faculty/staff on the status of war crimes investigations in Ukraine.  Mr. Regan is also professor at Georgetown Law, director of the Center for National Security and the Law, and author of Drone Strike: Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing. […]

Dr. James Giordano: Big Data, AI and Security/Defense on the Global Stage

How will the convergence of “big data,” AI and neuroscience impact warfare? In a lunchtime lecture to Midshipmen, Dr. Jim Giordano–Professor of Neurology, Biochemistry and Military Medical Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, and editor of Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns–discussed risks, threats and ethical challenges posed by these technologies.    Midshipman engaged in […]

Dr. Roger Herbert, CAPT USN (ret.) on The Ethics of Special Operations.

What unique ethical challenges do special operators face?  In a lunchtime lecture to Midshipmen, Dr. Roger Herbert–USN CAPT (ret.), former commander of SEAL Delivery Team 2, Naval Special Warfare Unit 3 and the Naval Special Warfare Center, and former NE203 course director and instructor–discusses takeaways from his forthcoming book, The Ethics of Special Operations: Raids, Reconnaissance, Recovery and […]

P.O.W.: Passing on Wisdom

Vietnam Prisoners of War recall their experiences and the inspirational story of how they not only survived their imprisonment, but found growth and gratitude afterwards. Their stories are juxtaposed with those of recent Naval Academy Midshipmen who are facing the COVID pandemic and applying those same foundational values to their own experiences. Special | 56m […]

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 […]