Shannon E. French

Research Associate

Shannon E. French is a full professor in philosophy at CWRU, she has a secondary appointment in the School of Law, is the Inamori Professor in Ethics, is the Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and directs the first Master's Degree (MA) program in military ethics in the United States. Her primary research field is military ethics; especially conduct of war issues, ethical leadership, command climate, warrior transitions, moral injury, and the future of warfare. Her other scholarly interests include corporate and organizational ethics, meta-ethics, moral psychology, neuroethics, and ethics and technology. Much of her current research efforts are focused on the ethics of emerging technologies. Her publications include The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values, Past and Present, now in its second edition, edited volumes on military ethics, and many diverse book chapters and articles with recent titles ranging from "Artificial Intelligence in Military Decision-Making" to "Neuroethics, Dehumanization, and the Prevention of Moral Injury" to "Military Neuro-Interventions: Solving the Right Problems for Ethical Outcomes" to "Strategic Dissent in the Military." She is an ethics consultant for DARPA's URSA project and is working on a book on ethics and artificial intelligence. She is an LME (legal, moral, and ethical) consultant for the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) and was a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In addition, she is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Ethical Leadership, an associate editor for the Journal of Military Ethics, and an editorial board member for the Journal of Character and Leadership Integration, as well as an active member of the European Chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics (Euro-ISME). Since 2017 she also serves as the General Hugh Shelton Distinguished Chair in Ethics for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Foundation.

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