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Study Military Ethics at CWRU

The study of military ethics at Case Western Reserve University prepares high-achieving students for careers in military service, law, public service, or for further education. Students can study foundational topics in moral and political philosophy, together with advanced core and elective topics in military and professional ethics, military medical ethics, military law, ethical leadership, and other related subjects. Courses span concerns about the conduct of war, decisions on how and when to engage in military operations, and issues relating to the moral psychology and care of those who serve and of veterans of military service.

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

Date posted: April 27th, 2018

Our interdisciplinary program offers a variety of courses in areas including classics, law, philosophy and political science. This spring, we offer these classes:
PHIL 417 War and Morality
The aim of this course is to explore a wide range of ethical issues relating to the decision to take a nation to war, how wars are conducted, and efforts to establish order in the wake of a conflict. …Read more.

Launch of New MA Program in Military Ethics

Date posted: February 5th, 2018

Case Western Reserve University welcomes applications to the newly launched M.A. in Military Ethics program – the first graduate degree program of its kind.

Students study at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
Students study at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

Date posted: January 11th, 2018

Our interdisciplinary program offers a variety of courses in areas including classics, law, philosophy and political science.

Watch: “If Aristotle Waged Cyber Warfare” by Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr

Date posted: October 19th, 2017

On Nov. 1, 2017, Visiting Distinguished Inamori Scholar Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr will present an exciting talk titled “If Aristotle Waged Cyber Warfare.”

Tetradrachm (silver) mint coin, Athens, mid-5th century BCE
Tetradrachm (silver) mint coin, Athens, mid-5th century BCE

Annual Meeting of the International Society for Military Ethics

Date posted: October 2nd, 2017

The International Society for Military Ethics (ISME) will host its annual meeting in January 2018 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. The topic of this year’s conference is Culture, Diversity, and Military Ethics: Intersections of Military and Civilian Culture at a Time of International Political Upheaval. 

Military Ethics Program Examines Wartime Decisions

Date posted: May 5th, 2017

Program director Shannon French discusses CWRU’s new M.A. in Military Ethics degree in an interview with the Plain Dealer.

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Page last modified: April 27, 2018