Category Archives: military ethics

The Especially Vulnerable Status of War Refugees


Jennifer Kling is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan who works primarily in social, political, and moral philosophy and who is currently focusing on issues that arise in just war theory.  Professor Kling gave a talk at this summer’s Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress on “Who Owes What to War Refugees”.  What follows below is a short excerpt from that talk.  What’s Wrong? is grateful to Professor Kling for making this short piece available to its readers.

(image: refugees)

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Torture and the Case for Prosecution


The Center for Values and Social Policy is pleased to congratulate faculty affiliate Adam Hosein (Colorado) for being named one of the winners of this year’s Public Philosophy Op-Ed contest, sponsored by The American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Public Philosophy.   Professor Hosein was honored for his essay, “Prosecuting on Torture Isn’t Politics, It’s Human Rights,” which first appeared last December in the Boston Review.  You can read his piece here and find links to all of this year’s winners here.

Against the Proposed Ban on Autonomous Weapons


Stanford’s Jerry Kaplan responds to a recent open letter here.    (image: AI)

The Case of Anwar al-Awlaki

In the second of a series of interviews from the poster sessions at the recently concluded Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress,  Captain Joseph Chapa (United States Air Force Academy) discusses his project on “Anwar al-Awlaki: At The Limits of Citizenship”.  The conversation covers a variety of moral and legal problems raised by the case of the first United States citizen to be intentionally targeted and killed in a drone strike.  The views expressed in the interview are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Air Force, Department of Defense, or the US Government.