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George R. Lucas, Jr
Professor of Ethics and Public Policy
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 410-293-6142
Email: grlucas (at)
PhD - Northwestern University, 1978
BS - College of William and Mary, 1971
Physics, Summa cum Laude
  • 2005-2010 – Visiting Professor of Ethics
  • 2010 – Present: Professor of Ethics and Public Policy
  • Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair of Ethics, U.S. Naval Academy, 2009-present
  • Associate Chair, Department of Leadership, Ethics & Law, U.S. Naval Academy 1996-2009
  • Georgetown University, Professor, McDonough School of Business, 1995-96
  • Assistant Director, Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (Washington, DC), 1990-1995
  • Professor of Philosophy, Clemson University, 1987-1990
  • Emory University, Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1986-87
  • University of Santa Clara, California, Associate Professor and Philosophy Department Chair, 1982-86
  • Randolph-Macon College, Assistant Professor and Philosophy Department Chair, 1978-82
  • 1986, 1990, 2004: Director of National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes for College and University Faculty
  • Military Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Ethics & Emerging Technologies
  • Ethics & the Professions
  • 1971: Sigma Xi Research Award
  • 1971: Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha Chapter)
  • 1971-72 : University Fellow, Northwestern University (Technological Institute)
  • 1976-78: Dempster Fellowship, Northwestern University
  • 1982 : American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
  • 1989: Fulbright Research Fellowship, Belgium
  • 1993-94 : 1993/94 Pergamon Prize awarded by Elsevier Science Publishers and the Editors of the History of European Ideas for essay, "Is Hermeneutics Philosophy?"
  • 2010: Book, Anthropologists in Arms named to "Outstanding Academic Books" list by Choice.
  • Senior Fellows, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Executive Committee, Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security (CETMONS)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Perspectives on Humanitarian Intervention. Response by General Anthony C. Zinni, U.S. Marine Corps. “The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture Series on National Security Affairs – University of California at Berkeley.” Berkeley, CA: University of California Institute of Governmental Studies/Public Policy Press, 2001.
  • Anthropologists in Arms: the Ethics of Military Anthropology. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2009.
  • “Advice and Dissent: ‘The Uniform Perspective’,” Journal of Military Ethics, 8, no. 2 (2009): 141-161.
  • “This is Not Your Father’s War” – Confronting the Moral Challenges of “Unconventional” War. Journal of National Security Law & Policy, vol. 3, no. 2 (2009): 329-340.
  • “Nerds Gone Wild: Can Moore’s Law Remain Valid Indefinitely?” International Journal of Applied Ethics, 24/1 (2010): 71-80.
  • Keywords: ethics, just war theory, business ethics, professional ethics, military ethics, ethics/technology

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