Ethics of War

April 8-9, 2016

Third Annual Conference on the Ethics of War: A Collaboration between the United States Military Academy and Villanova University

Hosted by Villanova Univeristy


For more information, please contact Mark Wilson


Dr. Claire Finkelstein is the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law.  Her recent works include Targeted Killing:  Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World and Cyber War: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts.

Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer is the Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  His publications include Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to al Qæda and Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.

Dr. Frances Kamm is the Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Government, as well as Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Her recent books include Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm and Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, & War.

Dr. Dominic Tierney is associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a contributing writer for the The Atlantic.  His recent books include How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War and The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts.