Inamori Emerging and Distinguished Visiting Scholars in Military Ethics

Inamori Center

Inamori Distinguished Visiting Scholar: 2022-2023

Dr. Pauline Shanks Kaurin

Pauline Shanks Kaurin is Professor and Admiral James B. Stockdale Chair in Professional Military Ethics. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University and specializes in military ethics, “just war theory,” and philosophy of law and applied ethics. She is author of “On Obedience: Contrasting Philosophies for Military, Community and Citizenry” and “Achilles Goes Asymmetrical: The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare.” She served as a contributor for The Strategy Bridge and has published in War on the Rocks, Clear Defense, The Wavell Room, Grounded Curiosity, Newsweek, and Just Security. She is a member and serves on the board of directors for the Military Writers Guild.

Inamori Emerging Visiting Scholar: 2020-2021

Dr. Jonathan Flint

Dr. Jonathan Flint earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Studies in 2017 from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, writing on, “Strategic Restraint: Modeling the Role of Moral Weight in Modern Conflicts.” He presented on “Miscalculating Moral Mass: Moral Cowardice and Strategic Failures in the Kosovo Campaign” at the 2015 Military Ethics Education Network conference, on “Cognitive Dissonance and Warrior Moral Injury” at the 2016 ISME conference, “Beyond Hearts and Minds: The Individual and Strategic  Advantages of Ethical Conduct in Counter-Insurgency Campaigns,” at the 2016 Euro-ISME conference, and on “When Things Go Wrong: Genocide, War Crimes, and Other Atrocities,” for a plenary session of the 2019 U.S. Army Ethics Symposium at the US Command and General Staff College.


Inamori Distinguished Visiting Scholar: 2018-2019

Dr. David Whetham

Dr. David Whetham is Professor of Ethics and the Military Profession in the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the UK Defence Academy where he coordinates or delivers the military ethics component of courses for between two and three thousand British and international officers a year. In Spring 2011, David was a Visiting Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, Annapolis, and in 2009, David was a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics at the Australian Defence College in Canberra. In 2014-16, he is a Visiting Fellow and project partner with the University of Glasgow. He is also a regular visiting lecturer in military ethics at the Baltic Defence College, the Military Academy in Belgrade and for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Publications include Ethics, Law and Military Operations (Palgrave, 2010), Just Wars and Moral Victories (Brill, 2009) and with Andrea Ellner & Paul Robinson (Eds), When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military (Ashgate: 2014). David is the Vice President of the European Chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics (Euro ISME) which holds an annual conference for military practitioners, academics and defence policy-makers. 


Inamori Distinguished Visiting Scholar: 2017-2018

Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr

In 2017-18, the Inamori Center welcomed its first Distinguished Visiting Inamori Scholar, Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr.  Prof. Lucas is the Distinguished Chair in Ethics Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and recently retired as Professor of Ethics and Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and the Stockdale Chair in Ethics at the Naval War College. He has taught at Georgetown University, Emory University, Randolph-Macon College, the French Military Academy (Saint-Cyr), and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.