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Professor Deane-Peter Baker

Professor of Ethics and Director of University of KwaZulu-Natal Strategic Studies Group

Dr. Deane-Peter Baker is Associate Professor of Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, as well as Director of the university’s Strategic Studies Group. In the winter of 2007-08, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Triangle Institute for Security Studies at Duke University. From January through March 2009, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Professor Baker’s wide-ranging research addresses topics in philosophy, ethics (particularly military ethics), and security studies. Forthcoming publications include an edited volume on counterinsurgency and the South African Army and a sole-authored book on the ethics, political philosophy, and civil-military implications of the outsourcing of force to private contractors. Professor Baker holds a B.A. (Hons), a master’s degree in philosophy, and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Natal/KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), and was awarded his Ph.D. by Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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SSI books and monographs by Professor Deane-Peter Baker