Why you should listen to him
Dr. Stephen Coleman is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Leadership and Vincent Fairfax Foundation Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW, Canberra.
Stephen works in a diverse range of areas in applied ethics, including military ethics, police ethics, medical ethics, space 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. Coleman is the Director of the Ethics program for the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (ACSACS) at UNSW, Canberra, as well as a Research Fellow with the international Consortium on Emerging Technology, Military Operations and National Security (CETMONS).
Previously he has been a 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 spoke at TEDxCanberra 2011 on the problems associated with non-lethal weapons. His talk from 2011 is one of two TEDxCanberra talks to be featured on TED.com and has over 400,000 views.
He spoke at TEDxCanberra 2014 on the perception of terrorism in the community, and how our responses, if extreme, can help the terrorists win.
He can also make balloon and origami animals, juggle, breathe fire and ride a unicycle, though not all at the same time.