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Dr Paolo G. Tripodi

Paolo Tripodi is Professor of Ethics and Ethics Branch Head at the Lejeune Leadership Institute, Marine Corps University, MCU. He served as Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of Regional Studies at the Marine Corps War College. From 2003 to 2009 he was the MCU Donald Bren Chair of Ethics and Leadership. In 2002 he served as an Ethics fellow at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. From 1999 to 2003 Dr Tripodi was a Professor of Defense Studies and the Director of the Defense Studies program at the Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. From 1997 to 1999 he was a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK. Dr Tripodi trained as an infantry officer and received his commission with the Italian Carabinieri upon graduation from the School of Infantry and Cavalry in Cesano, and the Carabinieri Officers School in Rome, Italy.

Dr Tripodi is the editor with LtCol Connelley USMC of “Aspects of Leadership: Ethics, Law and Spirituality”, (Marine Corps University Press, 2012). He is the editor with Dr Wolfendale of “New Wars and New Soldiers. Military Ethics in the Contemporary World” (Ashgate 2011). He is the author of "The Colonial Legacy in Somalia" (Macmillan 1999) and of several refereed articles some of which were published in “Marine Corps University Journal”, "The Journal of Military Ethics", "International Journal on World Peace", "Small Wars and Insurgencies", "Security Dialogue", "International Peacekeeping", "Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement", "Medicine, Conflict and Survival", “International Relations” “The Journal of Strategic Studies”. Dr Tripodi’s chapters have appeared in several books. 

Dr Tripodi is a graduate in Political Science, University of Messina, Italy. He holds a post graduate diploma in journalism from the Free University of International Social Studies, Rome, Italy. He holds a MA in International Relations from University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and a PhD in International Relations from the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Professor of Ethics and Ethics Branch Head