Stephen Coleman

Ethicist
Stephen Coleman studies applied ethics, particularly the ethics of military and police force, and their application to human rights.

Why you should listen

Dr. Stephen Cole­man is Senior Lec­turer in Ethics and Lead­er­ship and Vin­cent Fair­fax Foun­da­tion Fel­low in the School of Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences, UNSW@ADFA. Coleman works in a diverse range of areas in applied ethics, includ­ing mil­i­tary ethics, police ethics, med­ical ethics, and the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions of human rights. He has pub­lished and pre­sented in var­i­ous forms in Aus­tralia, the United States, the United King­dom, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He recently spent an aca­d­e­mic year as the Res­i­dent Fel­low at the Stock­dale Cen­ter for Eth­i­cal Lead­er­ship at the United States Naval Acad­emy, where he was part of a large research project exam­in­ing the eth­i­cal impli­ca­tions of var­i­ous new and devel­op­ing mil­i­tary tech­nolo­gies. This project helped to brief the Depart­ment of Defense, the US Con­gress and the White House on these issues. He can also make bal­loon and origami ani­mals, jug­gle, breathe fire and ride a uni­cy­cle, though not all at the same time. 

Stephen Coleman’s TED talks

Quotes from Stephen Coleman

Non-lethal weapons might actually be used, not as an alternative to lethal force, but as a lethal force multiplier.
Stephen Coleman
TEDxCanberra • 398K views Feb 2012
Informative, Persuasive