Valerie Morkevičius is the author of Realist Ethics: Just War Traditions as Power Politics, which uses an exploration of the history of the Christian, Islamic, and Hindu traditions to reveal that just war thinking is no stranger to pragmatic politics. Her other work focuses on the intersection between power and ethics, and the applicability of traditional just war thinking to contemporary challenges, including cyberwarfare and information warfare.
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- PhD, University of Chicago, Political Science, 2008
- MA, University of Chicago, Committee on International Relations, 2000
- BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, East Asian Languages and Cultures/French, 1999
Realist Ethics: Just War Traditions as Power Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
“Sovereignty and Authority in the Work of James Turner Johnson,” in Responsibility and Restraint: James Turner Johnson and the Just War Tradition, Eric D. Patterson and Marc LiVecche, eds., Stone Tower Press, 2020, 97-124.
"The Fog of War: Violence, Coercion and Jus ad vim," co-authored with Danielle Lupton, in Jai Galliott, ed., Force Short of War in Modern Conflict: Jus Ad Vim (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2019).
"Just Revolution: Protestant Precedents for Resistance and Rebellion," co-authored with Glenn A. Moots, in Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton, eds., Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018), 35-63.
"Just War: an ethic of restraint or the defense of order?" in Allan Eickelmann, Eric Nelson and Tom Lansford, eds., Justice and Violence: Political Violence, Pacifism and Cultural Transformation (Ashgate Press, 2005), 3-20.
"Pursuing Moral Warfare: Ethics in American, British, and Israeli Counterinsurgency by Marcus Schulzke. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2019. (Review)," in Perspectives on Politics, 17(4), 1261-1262.
"Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization by Amy E. Eckert. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2015. (Review)," Political Science Quarterly, 132(2), 2017, 272-275.
"Re-Thinking Legitimate Authority: Incorporating Non-State Actors into the Just War Framework,” Review of Ethics, Authority and War: Non-State Actors and the Just War Tradition, Eric A. Heinze and Brent J. Steele, eds., (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), International Studies Review, 16(1), 2014, 158-160.
- International relations theory
- Just War
- Ethics of Security, Cybersecurity, and Information Warfare
- Religion and International Conflict
- International Humanitarian Law
- Research Fellow, Stockdale Center for Ethics and Leadership, United States Naval Academy 2010-2011
- Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University, 2008-2010
- Lecturer, Saint Xavier University, 2006-2008