Pauline Shanks Kaurin

 PLU on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)

Dr. Pauline Shanks Kaurin holds a PhD in Philosophy from Temple University, Philadelphia and is a specialist in military ethics, just war theory, philosophy of law and applied ethics.  She is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA and teaches courses in military ethics, warfare, business ethics, social and political philosophy and history of philosophy.  Recent publications include: "When Less is not More: Expanding the Combatant/Non-Combatant Distinction," "With Fear and Trembling: A Qualified Defense of Non-Lethal Weapons," and Achilles Goes Asymmetrical: The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare.  You can find her on Twitter @queenofthinair.