Neuroscience and Law Seminar

This spring, I’m doing a graduate seminar on law and neuroscience.  Here’s the syllabus and course description: Recent developments in neuroscience portend a range of interesting questions for the law. Most fundamentally, neuroscience challenges traditional doctrines of moral and legal responsibility. Concepts like competence and addiction are cast in new lights, as are developmental axes, […]

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Just War Theory Conference

Along with BJ Strawser (Naval Postgraduate School) and Helen Frowe (Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace), I am co-organizing “The Future of Just War:  Theoretical and Practical Challenges,” to be held October 7-9 in Monterey, California. As the title suggests, there will be two facets to the conference, one pertaining to revisionist […]

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Cyberwarfare Grant

A team of researchers and I received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the ethics of cyberwarfare.  The thought is that, in traditional, kinetic warfare, concepts like self-defense, aggression, and proportionality are (somewhat) straightforward, or at least tractable.  But when we turn to the cyber-realm, how do we make sense of these […]

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Emerging Scholar Award

I’m very grateful to WMU for being the annual recipient of its “Emerging Scholar Award”.  More details are available in their press release. Here’s a description of the award: The Emerging Scholar Award program was launched late in 2006 to acknowledge the accomplishments of WMU faculty members who are among the rising stars in U.S. […]

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