William D. Casebeer

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Major William D. Casebeer "is an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. He holds degrees in political science from the US Air Force Academy (BS), philosophy from the University of Arizona (MA), and cognitive science and philosophy from the University of California at San Diego (PhD), where his dissertation received the campus-wide outstanding thesis award. Major Casebeer’s research interests include military ethics, interdisciplinary approaches to non-state political violence/terrorism, and the neural mechanisms of moral judgment and narrative processing. He is author of Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition (MIT Press), and co-author of Warlords Rising: Confronting Violent Non-State Actors (Lexington Books). Bill has published on topics ranging from the morality of torture interrogation to the rhetoric of evil in international relations (in venues such as Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Biology and Philosophy, and International Studies), and has experience as a Middle East affairs analyst. Formerly an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Air Force Academy, he will be researching issues related to collateral damage in military operations, and the impact of armed groups on ethical aspects of international relations. Bill is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Associate of the Institute for National Security Studies." [1]