Major Scott Parsons is a PhD Student at the Jubilee Centre supervised by Professor Kristján Kristjánsson and Professor James Arthur. His doctoral thesis involves using Aristotelian virtues as a basis for improving character in the United States Army.
Scott is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is an Officer in the United States Army having served in strategic, operational, and tactical assignments for 19 years, including three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
Prior to his enrollment at the University of Birmingham, Scott completed two Masters’ Degrees from Columbia University, one in Philosophy and one in Political Science.
Scott has several teaching and research areas of focus. He specializes in Character Education and Aristotelian Virtue Ethics. Scott also teaches and conducts research in the intersection of Just War Theory with Cyber Ethics, the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, and the Ethics of Autonomous Weapons Systems.
Scott is a Research Fellow of Applied Ethics at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College in the United States and is an Advisory Board Member for the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace based, Heritage in War Project.