Staff

Counter-Terrorism Ethics

Prof. Seumas Miller

Principal Investigator

Professor Seumas Miller holds research appointments at Charles Sturt University, Delft University of Technology and Oxford University. Miller is the author of co-author of 20 academic books and over 200 refereed articles, book chapters and other academic papers, including in leading international philosophy journals and cognate disciplines. He was foundation director of the Australian Research Council Special Research Centre in Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE). He has been awarded in his name over 20 million dollars in competitive research grants from Australian, European, and US funding agencies. His applied philosophical research frequently relies on practitioner input.

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Prof. Mitt Regan

Senior Researcher
Mitt Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and Co-Director on the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center. His work focuses on international law, national security, international human rights, and legal and military ethics. Professor Regan is also Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Adjunct Faculty Member at the Center for Military and Security Law at the Australian National University College of Law.

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Dr. Paul Burke

Senior Researcher
Paul Burke is an Intelligence and counter-terrorism professional with 30 years of strategic experience in managing the Intelligence and security domain primarily within UK government. Holding a Doctorate in Policing, Security & Community Safety, and an MA in Intelligence Studies, he previously worked as UK National Intelligence Adviser on Counter-Terrorism, within Iraq’s Ministry of Interior in Baghdad (2004-06), and as UK National Intelligence Mentor on Counter-Narcotics in Kabul (2007–2009).

Dr. Doaa Elnakhala

Senior Researcher
Doaa is a contributing analyst with Wikistrat, conducting policy research and writing scenarios of relevance to the Middle East. Previously, Doaa has filled several relevant positions. In 2015-2016, she worked as a Syria Analyst for the Commission for International Justice and Accountability in Brussels. Her tasks included economic and other research covering today’s Syria. She has collected evidence on regime crimes in relation to funding regime operations against civilians. rally.

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Dr. Michael Robillard

Researcher
Robillard received his undergraduate degree in Art, Philosophy, and Literature in 2002 from the United States Military Academy. He then served as an officer in the U.S. Army for the next 5 years. After exiting the Army in 2007, he went on to receive his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. In 2015 Michael was a Resident Research Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. And in 2016 he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut in 2016.

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Dr. Adam Henschke

Senior Researcher
Adam is an applied ethicist, working on areas in the cross overs between ethics, technology and security. He is a research fellow with Delft University of Technology (TUD) in The Hague, The Netherlands and a lecturer at the National Security College (NSC) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. His research focuses on ethical and philosophical analyses of information and its uses and on relations between ethics and security. He publishes on surveillance, emerging military technologies and intelligence and cyberspace, and is regularly asked to speak on issues of privacy, terrorism and cybersecurity.

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Tony Davis

Researcher
Based in Thailand since 1979, Anthony Davis is an internationally recognized security analyst and consultant for IHS-Jane’s and other transnational corporations. In a career spanning 30 years, he has gained detailed field experience of a wide range of armed conflicts and terrorist and counter-terrorist campaigns in the Asian region with particular emphasis on jihadist conflicts in the Pakistan-Afghanistan and southern Philippine theatres.

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Jonas Feltes

PhD Researcher
He has an academic background in both the history of terrorism as well as the ethics and history of technology. Jonas studied history, philosophy, and history and philosophy of technology in Germany and the Netherlands and specialised in the history and ethics of technology and (global) security. In his master thesis, he investigated the relation between selected explosive technologies and terrorism.

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Scott Robbins

PhD Researcher
Scott Robbins has a BSc in computer science (CSU Chico, USA, cum laude) and an MSc in Ethics and Technology (University of Twente, NL, cum laude). He worked as a computer scientist at various public and private entities and has experience with: data analytics, database management, web programming and design, and programming in various computer languages (including PHP, Python, and C#). He has a strong interest in the ethics of technology, virtue ethics, robot ethics, and machine ethics and is an organizing committee member of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (responsiblerobotics.org).

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Barbara van der Vaart

Administrator/Research Assistant
Barbara obtained an MSc degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Utrecht. For her Master’s thesis she conducted a field research in Malawi on the influence of Christianity on systems of traditional healing. She also studied child psychology in Utrecht and in future plans to complete an MA Degree in this field.

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