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#DEFAUS17 Videos – Session 2 – Innovation and War – Why We Innovate, How We Fight and Ethics

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill


Why We Innovate – Lieutenant Colonel Clare O’Neill

Clare O’Neill is a Royal Australian Engineer and has been the Chief of Army Scholar and Fulbright Scholar in Australia-United States Alliance Studies at Georgetown University. Clare is the Founder of Grounded Curiosity and contributes to the Postern Association, Defence Entrepreneurs Forum Australia, Military Writers Guild, and Australian American Leadership Dialogue. (The views expressed are each speakers alone and do not represent any official position or employer.)

How We Fight – Colonel Ian Langford, DSC and Bar

COL Ian Langford is a career Infantry officer with an interest in Special Forces. He has commanded at the Platoon, Company, Task Group, Joint Task Force, and Regimental level. He has served in East Timor, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Afghanistan, the South-West Pacific, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Lebanon and on domestic counter terrorism duties. (The views expressed are each speakers alone and do not represent any official position or employer.)

Ethics – Dr Deane-Peter Baker

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.

Dr Baker served briefly in the British Army, and served the South African Army Reserve before resigning in 2009 with the rank of Major. He was Convenor of the South African Army Strategy Research Group and part of the leader group of the Umvoti Mounted Rifles, a reserve armoured cavalry regiment. A specialist in both the ethics of armed conflict and military strategy, Dr Baker’s research straddles philosophy, ethics and security studies. In 2017 he was appointed to the International Panel for the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons.

The views expressed are each speakers alone and do not represent any official position or employer.

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