Institute Director honoured by WEF

09 March 2011


Dr David Rodin, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), has been selected as a Young Global Leader 2011 by the World Economic Forum. Dr Rodin was chosen because of his exceptional professional achievements, proven leadership experience and willingness to serve society at a global level. The Young Global Leader Forum has established a comprehensive selection process for identifying and selecting the most exceptional leaders 40 years of age or younger. Every year, thousands of candidates from around the world are proposed through a qualified nomination process and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria. Only the best candidates are selected and invited to join the Forum. As a Young Global Leader, Rodin will attend the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. He is looking forward to the opportunity this will afford to strongly advocate a greater emphasis on ethics among business and political leaders.

Rodin is a leading authority on the ethics of war and conflict. He is currently Senior Research Fellow and co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, part of the Oxford Martin School. His publications include War and Self-Defence (Oxford University Press 2002), which was awarded the American Philosophical Association Sharp Prize, articles in leading philosophy and law journals, and a number of edited books. A Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand, Rodin has a BPhil and DPhil in philosophy from Oxford University. He has a busy teaching and consulting schedule and is a regular lecturer at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College where he provides ethics training for senior officers. He is also currently assisting the US Army on the creation of its first formal code of Professional Military Ethics. The code will provide a baseline for training, garrison activities and operations for the more than one million soldiers who serve in the US Army.