George Lucas

Research Associate


Professor George Lucas is "Distinguished Chair in Ethics" Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  He has taught at Georgetown University, Notre Dame University, Emory University, Case-Western Reserve University, the French Military Academy (Saint-Cyr), and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, and most recently served as the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Professor of Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College (Newport RI).  His main areas of interest are applied moral philosophy and military ethics, and he has written on such topics as irregular and hybrid warfare, cyber conflict, military and professional ethics, and ethical challenges of emerging military technologies. His recent publications include is Ethics in Military Strategy:  Moving Beyond Clausewitz (London: Routledge, 2019), Ethics and Cyber Warfare (Oxford University Press, 2017), Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016), The Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics (Routledge, 2015), and Anthropologists in Arms: the Ethics of Military Anthropology (AltaMira Press, 2009).