Michael Robillard

Michael Robillard
  • University of Oxford
  • Research Fellow at the Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics
  • Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)
  • “Privacy, Social Knowledge, and Accountability: Building Trustworthy Institutions in the Age of Big Data”

Michael Robillard is a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics as part of the European Research Council Advanced Grant on collective responsibility and global terrorism. As a former U.S. Army officer and Iraq war veteran, his research focuses on a variety of contemporary issues within moral and political philosophy, just war theory, and philosophy of technology.

Dr. Robillard is the co-author of Outsourcing Duty: On the Moral Exploitation of the American Soldier (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) as well as the co-editor of Who Should Die?: The Ethics of Killing in War (Oxford University Press, 2017). He is also the author of several influential scholarly articles within the areas of just war, military ethics, and philosophy of technology to include articles in the Journal of Applied Ethics, Public Affairs Quarterly, and the Journal of Military Ethics. He also has several popular editorial articles concerning artificial intelligence as well as free speech in academia in Aeon, Quillette, and the New York Times.

Prior to his time at Notre Dame, Dr. Robillard was a junior research fellow at Oxford’s Linacre College as well as a former resident research fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, Australia National University, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, the University of Stockholm, the University of Oslo, and the Naval Postgraduate School. In addition to being an Iraq War veteran, he is also a United States Military Academy graduate and former Army Ranger.