It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield."

                                                 -W.B. Yeats  

   Michael Robillard received his undergraduate degree in Art, Philosophy, and Literature in 2002 from the United States Military Academy. He then served as an officer in the U.S. Army for the next 5 years. After exiting the Army in 2007, he went on to receive his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He is currently a Resident Research Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy as well as a a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, Australia National University, and the University of Oxford. Michael's research focuses on various topics in the field of normative ethics to include exploitation and its relation to present-day military recruitment as well as war and its relation to future generations. Michael is an Iraq war veteran and former Army Airborne Ranger.