Edward Barrett

Research Associate

Background

​Dr. Edward Barrett is the Director of Research at the United States Naval Academy's Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.  An Air Force ROTC-scholarship graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he completed a Ph.D. in political theory at the University of Chicago, and is the author of Persons and Liberal Democracy: The Ethical and Political Thought of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and numerous journal articles on ethics and political theory.  During graduate school, he worked for two years as Special Assistant to the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George, writing on topics within philosophy, theology, political theory, international relations and economics.  As an Air Force officer, he served as an active duty and reserve C-130 instructor pilot, was recalled to active duty in 2003-2005 for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and retired in 2013 as a Colonel from the Air Force's Directorate of Strategic Planning at the Pentagon.