Fritz Allhoff

Fritz Allhoff

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (Australia)
Visiting Scholar, Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Ethics and emerging technologies, especially cyberwarfare and nonlethal weapons

Publications:

  • (with Patrick Lin and Daniel Moore) What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
  • Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
  • Why Limit Necessity?: Moral and Legal Reflections on Choosing Lesser Evils (in progress)

Webpage: www.allhoff.org/
E-mail: fritz.allhoff@wmich.edu

Marina Blanton

Marina Blanton

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Information security, privacy and applied cryptography, and in particular topics such as secure computation and outsourcing, private biometric and genomic computation, integrity of outsourced computation and storage, and privacy-preserving systems for medical and social networks

Publications: See here
Dr. Blanton's project focuses on protecting privacy of sensitive biometric data when such data is being used in a variety of applications. As part of this project, Dr. Blanton's research group develops new techniques for secure processing of several types of biometric data including fingerprints, iris codes, and voice samples. This research covers a wide variety of settings in which biometric data can be used.

Webpage: www.cse.nd.edu/~mblanton/
E-mail: mblanton@nd.edu

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University Notre Dame
MA War Studies, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Research interests: International security, civil-military relations, insurgency and counterinsurgency, the just war tradition and advanced military technology, military culture, the effects of cyberwarfare on conflict escalation.

Publications:

  • Dissertation: “The Essence of War and Military Doctrine: Making US Army Warfighting Doctrine, 1960 to 2010”
  • Work in Progress: “Clausewitz in Cyberspace” Article on Clausewitz’s concept of the logic of force, its relation to politics, and its implications for the potential for cyber-attacks to lead to conflict escalation.

E-mail: pcampbel@nd.edu

Mike Chapple

mike_chapple_ph

Senior Director, Enterprise Support Services, University of Notre Dame
Concurrent Assistant Professor, Computer Applications, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Information Security with an emphasis on intrusion detection and effective management of security technologies; Digital weapons in warfare among nation-states and non-state actors

Publications: See here for more information.

Webpage: mike.chapple.org
E-mail: mchapple@nd.edu

David Cortright

David Cortright

Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Nonviolent social change; Nuclear disarmament; Non-military counterterrorism; Preventing war through effective and inclusive governance

Publications:

  • Ending Obama's War: Responsible Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Paradigm, 2011)
  • Towards Nuclear Zero (Routledge, 2010)
  • Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age (Paradigm, 2009)
  • Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas (Cambridge, 2008)

Webpage: kroc.nd.edu/facultystaff/Faculty/david-cortright
Blog: davidcortright.net/
E-mail: David.B.Cortright.1@nd.edu

Michael Desch

Michael Desch

Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: International relations; American foreign policy; International security

Current project: The waxing and waning of the academic interest in shaping U.S. national security policy.

Publications:

  • When the Third World Matters: Latin America and U.S. Grand Strategy (Johns Hopkins University, 1993)
  • Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment (Johns Hopkins University, 1999)
  • Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism (Johns Hopkins University, 2008)

Website: www.nd.edu/~mdesch/
E-mail: Michael.Desch.4@nd.edu

Randall Dipert

Randall Dipert

C.S. Peirce Professor of American Philosophy, University at Buffalo

Research interests: Military ethics (the philosophy of war and peace); Applied ontology; Philosophy of war and peace (Just War theory); Ethics of and policy for cyberwarfare; Ethics of preemptive/preventive war; Game Theory and deterrence as ethical and policy dilemmas; Ontologies for military and intelligence applications

Publications:

  • "The Ethics of Cyberwarfare," Journal of Military Ethics, 2010

Webpage: www.dipert.org/ or
www.philosophy.buffalo.edu/people/faculty/dipert/
E-mail: rdipert@buffalo.edu

Don Howard

Don Howard

Director, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, University of Notre Dame
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Cyberconflict, cybersecurity, robot ethics, and nuclear weapons

Publications:

  • “Civic Virtue and Cybersecurity” (In manuscript. To be submitted for a special issue of Philosophy & Technology)
  • “Virtue and Cyberconflict.” In The Ethics of Information Warfare. Luciano Floridi and Mariarosaria Taddeo, eds. London: Springer (Under review)
  • “The Virtuous Robot,” CRUSER News, January 2013

Webpage: www.nd.edu/~dhoward1/
E-mail: dhoward1@nd.edu

Eric Jumper

Eric Jumper

Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Unsteady forcing and response in turbomachines, aero-optics, aircraft wake dynamics
See here for more information on Dr. Jumper's current projects

Webpage: engineering.nd.edu/profiles/ejumper
E-mail: Eric.J.Jumper.1@nd.edu

Robert Latiff

Robert Latiff

Adjunct Professor, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Research Professor and adjunct faculty member, George Mason University

Research interests: Technologies to support the U.S. Intelligence Community, such as data mining and advanced analytics

Webpage: reilly.nd.edu/people/adjunct-faculty/maj-gen-robert-latiff-ret/
E-mail: rlatiff@msn.com

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: Ethics of belief, Bayesian epistemology, epistemic conditions for just war, the Doctrine of Double Effect

Webpage: www3.nd.edu/~mlee20/
E-mail: mlee20@nd.edu

Patrick Lin

Patrick Lin

Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, California Polytechnic State University
Affiliate Scholar, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (Australia)
Research Director, Consortium on Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security (CETMONS)
Ethics Fellow, VADM Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, US Naval Academy (2009-2010)

Research interests:  Ethics and emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, human enhancement, robotics, space exploration, cyberspace, and military weapons

Publications:

Webpage:  http://ethics.calpoly.edu
E-mail:  palin@calpoly.edu

Dan Lindley

Dan Lindley

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Co-Director, Notre Dame International Security Program


Research interests: International Relations; Security Studies; Causes of War; US Foreign Policy; Aegean Security/Politics

Publications: (See here for CV)

  • Promoting Peace with Information: Transparency as a Tool of Security Regimes (Princeton University Press, 2007)

Dr. Lindley is currently working on a project on the prevalence of pre-emptive and preventive war, and on the extent to which miscalculation and misperception have come to dominate states' decisions for war, and whether the development of new weapons helps lead states into war.

Webpage: politicalscience.nd.edu/faculty/faculty-list/dan-lindley/
E-mail: dlindley@nd.edu

George Lucas

George Lucas

Professor of Ethics & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
Senior Fellow, VADM James Stockdale Center for Ethics

Research interests: Military ethics; Ethics & emerging military technologies, esp. unmanned systems and cyber conflict

Publications:
Books

  • Anthropologists in Arms: the Ethics of Military Anthropology.  Lanham, MD:  Altamira Press, 2009
  • Ethics and the  Military Profession:  The Moral Foundations of Leadership, Co-Editor with Captain W.R. Rubel.   London/New York: Longman, 2005; rev ed. 2007; 3rd Edition 2010.
  • Case Studies in Ethics and the Military Profession.  Co-editor with Captain W.R. Rubel.  London/New York:  Longman, 2005; 3rd ed 2009.

Articles

  • “Ethics, Engineering, and Industrial Robotics,” Killing by Remote Control, ed. B. J. Strawser (NY:  Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • “Jus in Silico: Just War Theory and Cyber War,” Routledge Handbook on Military Ethics, ed. Henschke, Allhoff, and Ford.
  • “Permissible Preventive Cyber Warfare,” Ethics and Cyber Warfare, ed. Luciano Floridi (Frankfurt:  Springer Verlag, 2013)
  • “Industrial Challenges of Military Robotics,” Journal of Military Ethics 10, no. 4 (2011): 274-295
  • “New Rules for New Wars: International Law and Just War Doctrine for Irregular Warfare,” Case-Western Review of International Law (2011)
  • “Postmodern War,” Journal of Military Ethics 9, no. 4 (2010)
  • “Advice and Dissent: ‘The Uniform Perspective’,” Journal of Military Ethics, 8, no. 2 (2009): 141-161.
  • “'This is Not Your Father’s War' – Confronting the Moral Challenges of 'Unconventional' War," Journal of National Security Law & Policy, vol. 3, no. 2 (2009): 329-340.
  • “Nerds Gone Wild: Can Moore’s Law Remain Valid Indefinitely?” International Journal of Applied Ethics, 24/1 (2010): 71-80.

Webpage: www.usna.edu/Ethics/staff/LucasBio.php
E-mail: grlucas@nps.edu

Gerald McKenny

Jerry McKenny

Walter Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Christian ethics; the ethics of biotechnology

Publications:

  • “Transcendence, Technological Enhancement, and Christian Theology,” in Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement, edited by Ronald Cole-Turner, Georgetown University Press, 2011, pp. 177-92
  • “Nature as Given, Nature as Guide, Nature as Natural Kinds: Return to Nature in the Ethics of Human Biotechnology,” in Without Nature? A New Condition for Theology, edited by David Albertson & Cabell King, Fordham University Press, 2009, pp. 152-77

Webpage: theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/gerald-mckenny/
E-mail: Gerald.P.McKenny.4@nd.edu

Deonna Neal

Deonna Neal

Distinguished Visiting Professor in the William H. Lyon Chair in Professional Ethics, United States Air Force Academy

Research interests: Political theology; Military ethics; Ethics and technology; Professional ethics; Moral formation; Aviation ethics

Dr. Neal is currently a co-investigator for "Mitigating Operator-Induced Mishaps: Professional Education, Moral Neurophysiology and Results-Based Assessment," sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

E-mail: deonna.neal@usafa.edu

Carolyn Nordstrom

Carolyn Nordstrom

Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Political and economic anthropology; Warfare; Anthropology of war and peace; Epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding; Transnational crime

Publications:

  • Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World
  • Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the 21st Century
  • A Different Kind of War Story
  • Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Stories of Violence and Survival
  • The Paths to Domination, Resistance, and Terror

Webpage: anthropology.nd.edu/faculty-staff/nordstrom_carolyn/index.shtml
E-mail: Carolyn.R.Nordstrom.1@nd.edu

Mary Ellen O'Connell

Mary Ellen O'Connell

Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and
Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution

Research interests: International law; International legal theory; International law on the use of force; International dispute resolution

Publications:

Webpage: law.nd.edu/directory/mary-ellen-oconnell/
E-mail: MaryEllenOConnell@nd.edu

Charles Pence

Charles Pence

Ph.D. candidate, History and Philosophy of Science Program, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Dual-use research in the life sciences; conceptual issues in biological weapons and infectious disease; text mining and big data; cybersecurity, privacy, and tracking

Webpage: http://charlespence.net
E-mail: charles@charlespence.net

Gerard (Jerry) Powers

Gerard Powers

Professor of the Practice of Catholic Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Ethics of the use of force in Iraq; Future of the just war tradition; Role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding; Ethics of nuclear weapons

Publications:

  • co-editor (with R. Schreiter and Scott Appleby) of Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics and Praxis (Orbis, Fall 2010)
  • co-editor (with Daniel Philpott) of Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in a Violent World (Oxford 2010)
  • co-editor (with D. Christiansen and R. Hennemeyer) of Peacemaking: Moral and Policy Challenges for a New World (USCCB, 1994)

Webpage: kroc.nd.edu/facultystaff/Faculty/gerard-f-powers
E-mail: Gerard.F.Powers.51@nd.edu

Maura Ryan

Maura Ryan

Associate Dean College of Arts and Letters
John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

 
Research interests: Intersections of health, development and human rights; Gender and armed conflict; Effects of various kinds of warfare and means of war on health and development
 
Webpage: theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/maura-a-ryan/
E-mail: Maura.A.Ryan.61@nd.edu

Major Jackie Schiller II, M

Major Jackie Schiller II

Adjunct Professor & Marine Officer Instructor, Department of Naval Science, University of Notre Dame
 
Research interests: Art and science of warfare, military ethics, and the impact of willpower (self-regulation) on moral potency
 
E-mail: jschill1@nd.edu

Scott Shackelford

Scott Shackelford

Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Research interests: Cyber security and privacy; International law and relations; Property; Environmental law

Publications:

  • Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013)
  • "In Search of Cyber Peace: A Response to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012," 64 Stanford Law Review Online 106 (Mar. 8, 2012)
  • "Should Your Firm Invest in Cyber Risk Insurance?," 55 (4) Business Horizons 349 (July–Aug, 2012)

Webpage: kelley.iu.edu/facultyglobal/directory/FacultyProfile.cfm?id=19196
E-mail: sjshacke@indiana.edu

BJ Strawser

bjstrawser

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Defense Analysis, US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Research Associate, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Research interests: Ethics (normative, applied); Political Philosophy; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Religion
Within Applied Ethics: just war theory; self-defense; killing; military ethics; bio-ethics; torture; new & emerging technology

Publications:

Webpage: bradleystrawser.com
E-mail: BJStrawser@gmail.com

Aaron Striegel

Aaron Striegel

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Associate Chair in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Networking (bandwidth conservation, cellular network usage); Computer security; Low-cost computing-assisted rehabilitation; Engineering education

Publications:

  • (with S Liu), "Casting Doubts on the Ability of WiFi Offloading," Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Cellular networks
  • (with Q Liao), "Intelligent network management using graph differential anomaly visualization," Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2012 IEEE, 1008-1014
  • (with L Shi, Q Liao, Y He, R Li, Z Su) "SAVE: Sensor anomaly visualization engine," Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2011 IEEE, 201-210
  • (with Z Li, Q Liao, A Blaich) "Fighting botnets with economic uncertainty," Security and Communication Networks 4 (10), 1104-1113   

Webpage: www.nd.edu/~striegel
E-mail: striegel@nd.edu

Shannon Vallor

shannonvallor

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Research interests: Ethics of emerging technologies, especially robotics, human enhancement, and digital surveillance; Impacts of new technological practices on virtues and the formation of character

Publications:

  • “Armed Robots and Military Virtue.” In Ethics of Informational Warfare, Luciano Floridi and Mariarosaria Taddeo, eds. (New York: Springer, 2014)
  • “The Future of Military Virtue: Autonomous Systems and Moral Deskilling in the Military Profession.” In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2013), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (Tallinn, Estonia: NATO CCDCOE, 2013)
  • “Knowing What to Wish For:  Human Enhancement Technology, Dignity and Virtue.” Techné:  Research in Philosophy and Technology 15:2 (2011), pp. 82-100

Webpage: webpages.scu.edu/ftp/svallor/
Emailsvallor@scu.edu

Michael Wiescher

Michael Wiescher

Freimann Chair Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame
Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) University of Chicago, Michigan State University, University of Notre Dame
Director of the Nuclear Science Laboratory University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Nuclear physics

Publications: For more information on Dr. Wiescher's publications, see the CV on his webpage.

Webpage: physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/michael-wiescher/
E-mail: Michael.C.Wiescher.1@nd.edu

Mike Zenk

Mike Zenk

Director, Post Award Financial Management, Office of Research, University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Ethics and use of emerging technologies on the battlefield; Deployment and employment of lasers and other directed energy weapon systems

Papers:

  • (with De Lucca, N., Gordeyev, S.,and Jumper, E.) "Comparison of Aero-Optical Measurements from the Flight Test of Full and Hemispherical Turrets on the Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory," AIAA-2012-2985 43rd AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 25-28, 2012
  • (with Porter, C., Gordeyev, S., and Jumper, E.) "Flight Measurements of Aero-Optical Distortions from a Flat-Windowed Turret on the Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory (AAOL)," AIAA-2011-3280  42nd AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on MHD Energy Conversion (ICMHD), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-30, 2011

A retired Air Force Colonel, Zenk is a former Air Force ROTC commander at Notre Dame.
E-mail: Michael.A.Zenk.1@nd.edu
 

ETNSI Members

Fritz Allhoff
Western Michigan University

Marina Blanton
University of Notre Dame

Peter Campbell
University of Notre Dame

Mike Chapple
University of Notre Dame

David Cortright
University of Notre Dame

Michael Desch
University of Notre Dame

Randall Dipert
University at Buffalo

Don Howard
University of Notre Dame

Eric Jumper
University of Notre Dame

Robert Latiff
George Mason University
University of Notre Dame

Matthew Lee
University of Notre Dame

Patrick Lin
California Polytechnic State University

Dan Lindley 
University of Notre Dame

George Lucas
US Naval Postgraduate School

Gerald McKenny
University of Notre Dame

Deonna Neal
United States Air Force Academy

Carolyn Nordstrom
University of Notre Dame

Mary Ellen O'Connell
University of Notre Dame

Charles Pence
University of Notre Dame

Gerard (Jerry) Powers
University of Notre Dame

Maura Ryan
University of Notre Dame

Maj. Jackie Schiller II
University of Notre Dame

Scott Shackelford
Indiana University

BJ Strawser
US Naval Postgraduate School

Aaron Striegel
University of Notre Dame

Shannon Vallor
Santa Clara University

Michael Wiescher
University of Notre Dame

Mike Zenk
University of Notre Dame