Portrait of Brian OrendAreas of interest

Ethics of War and Peace (especially post-war reconstruction), Human Rights, Global Justice, Kant's Moral and Political Philosophy, Happiness

Selected publications

  • The Morality of War (Broadview, 2nd ed., 2013).
  • An Introduction to International Studies (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Human Rights: Concept and Context (Broadview, 2003).

Selected grants, fellowships, awards

  • 2011: Distinguished Visiting Professor of Human Rights, University of Lund (Sweden), Sept. 2011.

  • 2007: three named, keynote lectures at the major American military schools: a) Burkhart Lecturer, U.S. Military Academy (West Point, Nov. 8th); b) Stutt Lecturer, U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, March 18th); and McDermott Lecturer, U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, March 8th)

  • 2003: "Choice" designates my book, Human Rights: Concept and Context, an "Outstanding Academic Title of 2003"

Selected supervisions

  • Unwritten Law
  • Human Rights to Education
  • The Right of Ownership, especially of Intellectual Property


  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • The Strategic Cyber-Deterrence Research Initiative (Oxford University)
  • The War Crimes Network (Oxford University)

Contact information
519-888-4567  x32776
Office: HH 327

University of Waterloo

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