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 […]

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. 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 […]

Dr. Ed Barrett, John Ikenberry and John Mearshimer – “The Future of the Liberal International Order”

Dr. Edward T. Barrett, the Dean of Research and Director of the Office of Research and Scholarship at the US Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership,  was recently joined by two renowned scholars of international relations, G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University, author of A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism and the Crises of Global Order, and John […]

Dr Roger Herbert guest of The Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Dr. Roger Herbert, Distinguished Military Professor of Ethics, and NE 203 Course Director, takes part in a panel discussion consequent upon the publication of the Brereton report in Australia. That report is a potentially seminal moment for the teaching and practice of military ethics. Condemnation of individuals for war crimes might come easily, but what were […]