Edward Barrett

Edward Barrett is director of research at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. An Air Force ROTC-scholarship graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he completed a PhD in political theory at the University of Chicago. While in graduate school, he worked for two years as speechwriter for the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago. After serving nine years as an active duty C-130 instructor pilot, he joined the Air Force Reserve and was recalled to active duty in 2003–2005 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He recently retired as a Colonel from the Air Staff’s Directorate of Strategic Planning. He is the author of Persons and Liberal Democracy: The Ethical and Political Thought of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II (2010) and numerous journal articles on ethics and political theory.