September 19th -20th, 2013
Join us this September 19th - 20th for the Military Ethics Conference hosted by the Royal Military College of Canada, with support from the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.
As the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) draws down its participation in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and as new security challenges present themselves on the global stage, it is of vital importance that a substantial body of knowledge on the subject of military ethics is available for political and military leaders at all levels in order to ensure that the ethical "lessons learned" in the past are retained by our personnel and so that the CAF is adequately prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow in an ethical manner keeping with the highest standards of military professionalism. On September 19th and 20th experts in the field of military ethics will gather at the Royal Military College of Canada to present their research. A dinner will be held at HMCS Cataraqui on September 19th, a fee of $30 will apply. Please email Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10th, 2013 to register for the dinner, as attendance for the colloquium is free.
Royal Military College of Canada
Currie Hall - 15 Valour Dr.
Close to the RMC parade square.
- September 19th: 13:30 - 17:00 - For an additional $30 attendees can join us for dinner at HMCS Cataraqui.
- September 20th: 9:00 - 12:30
Military Ethics Conference Agenda
Dr. Daniel Lagacé-Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Military Psychology and Leadership, Royal Military College of Canada
Ethics in the Navy: A fix and a Leadmark
LCdr Rob Francis, M.Sc, MBA, CD, Department of Military Psychology and Leadership, Royal Military College of Canada
RCAF Ethics of Command - Theory and Practice
BGen (ret'd) Joe Sharpe, CD, OMM, J and L Associates
Military Ethics and the Comprehensive Approach: Some Preliminary Considerations
Dr. Peter Gizewski, Strategic Analyst RDDC CARO Canadian Army Land and Warfare Centre, CFB Kingston
Understanding How Soldiers Make Ethical Choices
Dr. Deanna L. Messervey, Defence Scientist, DGMPRA Chief Military Personnel National Defence; and Dr. Karen Davis, CMP, Professional Concept, Section Head - TBC
Considerations of Ethical Behaviour Driven by Needs
Col William J. Sternhagen, LOM, BSM, DMSM, US Army, Infantry, US Army North, Deputy Chief of Staff
Participants will take a short walk to HMCS Cataraqui, 24 Navy Way, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4
Those who will be staying for the dinner will be asked to take their seats for Col Jetly's plenary followed by dinner.
Dinner Plenary - Mental Health Ethics and Well Being
Col Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, DMH, Canadian Forces Health Service Group - TBC
Dinner (RSVP by September 10th to email@example.com)
Sex and the Soldier: The Effect of Competing Ethical Value Systems on the Health and Well Being of Canadian Military Personnel and Veterans
Dr. Allan English, Associate Professor, History Department, Queen's University and Member College of Peer Reviewers, Canadian Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research
Investigating Antecedents of Ethical Leadership
Dr. Damian O'Keefe, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ethical Dilemmas in operational planning
Dr. Howard G. Coombs, Assistant Professor, History and War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada
Ethical Sensitivity During Military Operations: Without Mindfulness, there is no Reasoning
Dr. Allister MacIntyre, Associate Professor, Department of Military Psychology and Leadership, Royal Military College of Canada; LCol (ret'ed) Joe Doty, Ph.D., Duke University; and Daphne Xu, Singapore Armed Forces, CLD.
International Humanitarian Law Norms and the Use of Technologies
Katie Szilagyi, J.D., University of Ottawa
Dr. Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger, Associate Professor, Department of French Studies, Royal Military College of Canada & Associate Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research