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Fields of Research (FoR)

Applied Ethics, Defence Studies

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Biography

Dr Deane-Peter Baker was appointed to UNSW Canberra in August 2012. He came to Canberra from Annapolis, Maryland, USA, where he was an Assistant Professor of Ethics in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy for two and a half years. Prior to that Dr Baker was Associate Professor of Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he taught for eleven years. His PhD, in philosophy, was...view more

Dr Deane-Peter Baker was appointed to UNSW Canberra in August 2012. He came to Canberra from Annapolis, Maryland, USA, where he was an Assistant Professor of Ethics in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy for two and a half years. Prior to that Dr Baker was Associate Professor of Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he taught for eleven years. His PhD, in philosophy, was awarded by Macquarie University.  He serves as Executive Director of Security & Defence PLuS, a collaboration within the PLuS Alliance (Arizona State University, Kings College London and UNSW). He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Kings College London Centre for Military Ethics. He served as a panellist on the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (IPRAW). His current area of focus is on ethics and special operations, and he is a regular consultant to Australia’s Special Operations Command. Recent publications include Should We Ban Killer Robots? (Polity Press 2022), Morality and Ethics at War: Bridging the Gaps Between the Soldier and the State (Bloomsbury Academic 2020) and Citizen Killings: Liberalism, State Policy and Moral Risk (Bloomsbury Academic 2016).

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Location

Building 28
Room 211



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