College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jesse Kirkpatrick

Jesse Kirkpatrick

Assistant Director of Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy

Political and moral philosophy, ethics of peace and war, ethics and emerging technology

Areas of Specialization

Political philosophy, moral philosophy, the ethics of peace and war, human rights


Jesse Kirkpatrick is Assistant Director for the Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and specializes in political and moral philosophy, with an emphasis on the just war tradition, emerging technologies, and human rights. Prior to joining IPPP, Jesse was an Assistant Professor at Radford University and a Researchl Fellow at the US Naval Academy's Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Jesse also works as a Research Consultant at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab.