THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY
OF THE AUSTRIAN ARMED FORCES
EDWIN R. MICEWSKI, Ph.D.,
is Brigadier General in the Austrian Armed Forces and Director of the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Defense Academy, Vienna. As a studied philosopher and political scientist he specialized in political theory and social philosophy, particularly concerned with the philosophy of law and state, moral questions especially regarding the use of force, the ethics of the military and military professionalism. He has lectured widely at the National Defense Academy, Vienna, at the University of Vienna and the University of Linz, and has served as a research fellow and guest professor with the Department of National Security Affairs of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. As the Austrian representative he is carrying out Mobile Education Programs mainly in Europe in cooperation with the US Center for Civil-Military Relations. Dr. Micewski is a member of the Science Commission to the Austrian Ministry of Defense and has served with the United Nations in the Middle East in 1982/83.
Book Publications: Grenzen der Gewalt – Grenzen der Gewaltlosigkeit (Limits of Violence - Limits of Non-Violence), Peter Lang 1998 (in German). Ethics and International Relations, Literas, Vienna 2001.
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict – A Challenge in
Peace Support Operations, NDA Publication Series, Vienna 2002.
Terror and Terrorism – History of Ideas and Philosophical-Ethical Reflections, NDA Publication Series, Vienna 2002 (in German).
Civil-Military Aspects of Military Ethics (Volume 1), NDA Publication Series, Vienna 2003.
Military Ethics in Professional Military Education – Revisited, Peter Lang Publishing House of Science, Frankfurt 2005.
Civil-Military Aspects of Military Ethics (Volume 2), NDA Publication Series, Vienna 2005.
Essays and Articles: On Motivation; Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution; Societal Change of Values and Armed Forces; Security Politics and Development of Armed Forces; The Dilemma of Politics and Ethics; The Morality of Military Duty and the Soldier’s Performance; Women and Armed Forces; The Cultured Soldier and Officer – Foundation for Education of Military Leadership Personnel; Moral Philosophical Implications of Asymmetric Warfare; The Education of (Military) Leadership Personnel in a Postmodern World; Responsibilities of the Future Soldier and Military Leader; Security Reform and Civil-Military Relations ( published in journals as Oesterreichische Militaerische Zeitschrift, Truppendienst, Jahrbuch der politischen Erneuerung, Sapientia Papers, Freie Argumente, National Defense Academy Publication Series, Nomos Publisher, Connections Quarterly Journal, etc.).
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