War and peace, human rights, international law and justice in general, Kant’s political philosophy, happiness, especially for those with chronic conditions. He is perhaps best-known for his work on “justice after war” (jus post bellum): i.e., the ethics of post-war reconstruction.
Areas of Graduate Supervision
- any of the above, plus related aspects of applied moral and political philosophy
My current and future research revolves around post-war justice, the complex issue of respecting rights during emergency situations (such as the pandemic), as well as cyber conflict in all its forms.
- 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"
- 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)