The 2017 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium was conducted April 24-25, 2017.
On May 1, 2018, the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation published a selection of the papers submitted for the 2017 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium as a Simons Center “Special Report.” – Click the cover below to download the report.
The 2017 theme:
The Ethics of Future Warfare
The 2017 ethics symposium will explore the changing and unchanging nature of future warfare. Character is foundational to a leader’s capacity to successfully navigate the shifting ethical terrain presented by constantly changing technologies and situations. Symposium participants will have the opportunity to explore the effect of character on leadership as they wrestle through the ethical impact of technologies and their employment on the battlefield.
Downloads and other resources
• 2017 Ethics Symposium Program Overview – Includes panel and breakout session summaries, guest speaker and panel member biographies and other details.
Original Papers Submitted for the 2017 Ethics Symposium:
Cyber As This Generation’s Atomic Bomb
Major Terrance S. Allen
Secession and Jus Ad Bellum
Dr. Richard Berkebile
The Moral Dimension of Projecting American National Power
Chaplain (Major) Robert M. Farmer
Ethical Implications of Forced Removal (Cherokee)
Major Dorothye Farrar
Syrian Refugee Crisis
Major Joel Funk
The Ethics of ISIS (Conflict and Islam)
Chaplain (Major) Josh Gilliam
Rethinking the Ethical Framework
Major Jonathan Holm
Lethal Targeting on the Conventional Battlefield: An Ethical Argument
Captain Kenneth King
Cyber: Employing Ethically Sound and Trusted Agents for the Future (Millennial Generation)
Major Timothy Middleton
The Commander’s Dilemma: Using Ethical Denial and Deception
Mrs. Kailah Murry
Ethics of Hacktivism
Major Tennille Scott & Dr. Shawn Cupp
Neuroethics Meets Just War Theory: Ethical Issues and the Development of the Third Offset Strategy
Chaplain (Major) Jason Unsworth