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Visitors to the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence


Dr. Nolen Gertz
Inamori Research Associate

Nolen Gertz, Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Nolen Gertz received his Ph.D in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in 2012. His doctoral dissertation was a criticism of Just War Theory, arguing that JWT’s common morality perspective is both unrealistic and a contributor to combatant suffering. This argument was expanded in his book, The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).

His research interests include applied ethics, social and political philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and aesthetics. He is currently working on expanding the theory of responsibility argued for in his book into new projects focused on investigating the relationship between responsibility and technology.

He is a Research Associate in Military Ethics at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. He is on the Editorial Review Board for Rowman & Littlefield International’s book series Off the Fence: Morality, Politics and Society.

A complete list of his publications can be found here and here.

Prof. George R. Lucas, Jr.
Visiting Distinguished Inamori Scholar

Prof. George R. Lucas, Jr. 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.

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.  His main areas of interest are applied moral philosophy and military ethics, and he has written on such topics as: irregular and hybrid warfare, cyber conflict, military and professional ethics, and ethical challenges of emerging military technologies.  He is also the General Editor of the multi-volume Critical Edition of the Works of Alfred North Whitehead (Edinburgh University Press).

A Summa cum Laude graduate in Physics from the College of William and Mary, he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and received the Sigma Xi Research Award in 1971 for his work in intermediate energy particle physics, published in The Physical Review (1973). Professor Lucas received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University in 1978.

Lucas is the author of six books, more than forty journal articles, translations, and book reviews, and has also edited ten book-length collections of articles in philosophy and ethics.

Dr. Lucas is also co-editor (with Capt. Rick Rubel, U.S. Navy, retired) of the textbook, Ethics and the Military Profession: the Moral Foundations of Leadership, and a companion volume, Case Studies in Military Ethics, both published by Pearson Education (New York, 2004). These texts are used in core courses devoted to ethical leadership at the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and at Naval ROTC units at over 57 colleges and universities throughout the nation.

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