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Boris Kashnikov

  • Boris Kashnikov has been at HSE University since 2006.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2006

    Doctor of Sciences* in Ethics
    Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Ethical meaning and essence of the liberal conceptions of justice

  • 1998
    Associate Professor
  • 1986

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Ethics
    Thesis Title: Justic as moral problem of socialist distribution

  • 1986

    Doctoral programme in Philosophy
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Philosophy

  • 1983

    Degree in Philosophy
    Zhdanov Leningrad State University, Philosophy

  • 1979

    Degree in History, social science and english
    Ryazan State Teacher Training Institute, History and Philology

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience


Awards and Accomplishments

UN medal 'For the Service of Peace'

Decorated for the participation in the UNPROFOR mission in the Former Yugoslavia in 1993-1994. 

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Editorial board membership

2013: Member of the Editorial Council, Agora (AGORA).


  • 2019

    Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations Conference (Нур-Султан). Presentation: The Future of Warfare: The New Cold War in 5G, AI, and Data Supremacy

  • XI Международная научная конференция «Теоретическая и прикладная этика: традиции и перспективы – 2019» «К грядущему цифровому обществу. Опыт этического прогнозирования» (100 лет со дня рождения Д.Белла - 1919-2019) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Этика самоопределения народов и мораль сецессии
  • 9th Annual Euro-ISME Conference 2019 ‘Voice and Dissent in the Military’ (Вена). Presentation: Six motives of justified disobedience; a case study on the first Chechen War 1994-1996
  • Вооруженные силы и Российское государство: новые направления исследований (Москва). Presentation: Понятие справедливой войны. История и современность.
  • 2018
    The Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies in Warfare (Toledo). Presentation: New Technology and Humanitarian Terrorism
  • Joint Bavarian-Russian Conference on Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Sciences (Bayreuth). Presentation: Does Justice Justify? The Normative Justification of War and Sustainable Peace
  • X международная конференция "Теоретическая и прикладная этика: традиции и перспективы". ЭТИКА: ПЕРЕОСМЫСЛЕНИЕ (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Теория справедливой войны. Критика основных начал
  • 2017
    Борьба с терроризмом и теория справедливой войны (Франция. Сен-Сир). Presentation: Terrorism. Who is supposed to get scared and why?
  • Soldaten in revolutionären Prozessen (Вена). Presentation: Rezente russische Perspektiven der Militärethik

  • Civil-Military Relations Conference The Open Society and its Enemies in the 21st Century (Вена). Presentation: War as a Matter of Justification. The Difference of Western and Russian Tradition
  • 2016


  • The Ethics of Counter Terrorism (Осло). Presentation: What Terrorism in Not
  • Благосостояние и безопасность в XXI веке: политизация "социального контракта" (Клайпеда). Presentation: Справедливое благосостояние и безопасная справедливость.
  • l4th ILECS (lnternational Law and Ethics Conference Series) conference series "Borders and Frontiers - space(s) of life and causes for conflicts and Wars". (Белград). Presentation: Borders, Cossacks and Perpetual War
  • VIII МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ «ТЕОРЕТИЧЕСКАЯ И ПРИКЛАДНАЯ ЭТИКА: ТРАДИЦИИ И ПЕРСПЕКТИВЫ – 2016» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Теория справедливости Аристотеля и возможность дальнейшего развития теории и практики справедливости.
  • 2015
    Ethics in Military Leadership. Euro ISME 5th annual conference (Белград). Presentation: The Lost Victroty and the New Challenge to Military Leadership
  • 7 Международная конференция. Теоретическая и прикладная этика. Традиции и перспективы. (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Справедливость как форма оправдания массового насилия
  • XII traditional scientific conference "LEGAL DAYS – PROF. DR SLAVKO CARIĆ. „Adapting Legal Regulations to Current Trends in the Region“ (Новый Сад). Presentation: Violence of Justice and Justice of Violence
  • VI всероссийская конференция студентов, аспирантов и молодых учёных «Философия. Язык. Культура». (Москва). Presentation: ПОБЕДА В ВОЙНЕ НА ЯЗЫКЕ ФАКТОВ И ЯЗЫКЕ ЦЕННОСТЕЙ

  • Полиция как социокультурный феномен модерна: институты, практики, идеологии (Москва). Presentation: Война как полицейская операция. Полицейская операция как война.
  • 2014
    The 13th International Law and Ethics Conference Series (ILECS) (Белград). Presentation: Is it Possible to Win the Just War?
  • 2010
    37th Cultural Studies Dialogue: The Open and Closed Mind Reconsidered (Вена). Presentation: The closed society and its friends







Article Кашников Б. Н. Частные военные компании и теория справедливых войн // Российский научный журнал. 2011. № 20. С. 83-94.





  • Chapter Kashnikov B. Violence of Justice and Justice of Violence, in: Adopting Legal Regulations to Current Trends in the Regions. Novi Sad : Pravni fakultet za privredu i pravosude Universiteta Privredna akademija u Novom Sadu, 2015. P. 375-391.
  • Article Кашников Б. Н. Введение в теорию справедливости. Какая теория? Чья справедливость? // Этическая мысль. 2015. Т. 15. № 1. С. 303-314.
  • Chapter Кашников Б. Н. ПОБЕДА В ВОЙНЕ НА ЯЗЫКЕ ФАКТОВ И ЯЗЫКЕ ЦЕННОСТЕЙ // В кн.: Философия. Язык. Культура (вып. 6). [б.и.], 2015.
  • Chapter Кашников Б. Н. Победа в войне на языке фактов и языке ценностей // В кн.: Философия. Язык. Культура / Отв. ред.: В. В. Горбатов, А. В. Марей. Вып. 6. СПб. : Алетейя, 2015. Гл. 25. С. 312-328.





Article Кашников Б. Н. Теория справедливой войны: критика основных начал // Этическая мысль. 2019. Т. 19. № 2. С. 152-167.


  • Book Kashnikov B. Jus Post Bellum. Restraint, Stabilization and Peace. Leiden : Brill, Nijhoff, 2020. doi
  • Chapter Kashnikov B., Coppieters B., Apressyan R., Kizilkaya Z., Tian X. Last Resort, in: Moral Constraints on War. Principles and Cases / Рук.: B. Coppieters.; отв. ред.: B. Coppieters.; Ed. by B. Coppieters.; Ed. by B. Coppieters, C. Ceulemans, N. Fotion. L., Lanham, Boulder : Lexington Books, 2020. Ch. 6. P. 111-130.
  • Book Kashnikov B., Coppieters B., Ceulemans C., Fotion N., Apressyan R., Hartle A., Kizilkaya Z., Leunis J., Tian X., Van Damme G. Moral Constraints on War. Principles and Cases / Рук.: B. Coppieters.; отв. ред.: B. Coppieters.; Ed. by B. Coppieters.; Ed. by B. Coppieters, C. Ceulemans, N. Fotion. L., Lanham, Boulder : Lexington Books, 2020.
  • Chapter Kashnikov B., Coppieters B., Kizilkaya Z., Tian X. Right Intentions, in: Moral Constraints on War. Principles and Cases / Рук.: B. Coppieters.; отв. ред.: B. Coppieters.; Ed. by B. Coppieters.; Ed. by B. Coppieters, C. Ceulemans, N. Fotion. L., Lanham, Boulder : Lexington Books, 2020. Ch. 3. P. 69-85.
  • Chapter Kashnikov B. What of Jus Post bellum if Just War Theory Rests on a Category mistake?, in: Jus Post Bellum. Restraint, Stabilization and Peace. Leiden : Brill, Nijhoff, 2020. doi Ch. 7. P. 146-169. doi
  • Article Куманьков А. Д., Кашников Б. Н. Введение в раздел // Философские науки. 2020. Т. 63. № 1. С. 7-12. doi
  • Article Кашников Б. Н. Глобальный суверенитет и моральная деградация войны // Вопросы философии. 2020. № 2. С. 14-25. doi
  • Article Кашников Б. Н. Гуманитарный терроризм как высшая и последняя стадия асимметричной войны // Философские науки. 2020. Т. 63. № 1. С. 66-84. doi

Research projects

The National Research University Higher School of Economics’ Academic Fund Program in 2013-2014, research grant No. 12-01-0138

Employment history

  • Professor. Ryazan State University. (February 2003 – September 2006)
  • Director of Moscow office. International Crisis Group. (May 2003 – February 2004)
  • Head of the Department. Colonel. Moscow University of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. (October 1989 – May 2003)
  • April 1993- April 1994. Former Yugoslavia. United Nations Protection Forces. UNPROFOR. I was employed as  United Nations Civillian Police station commander.
  • March 1989 – June 1989. Nagorny Karabah. I was taking part in the peacekeeping operations in the region.  

Membership at international research institutions

Research associate at the Institute of the Applyed Ethics of the university of Hull (United Kingdom)

Membership in international organizations

Member of the board of directors of the European international society for military ethics. (EuroISME). http://www.euroisme.eu/

Timetable for today

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HSE Professor Delivers Course on War and Peace at University of Bayreuth

Boris Kashnikov, Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, has delivered a course on "War and Peace" at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). The course was delivered in cooperation with Professor Rudolf Schuessler - specialist in just war theory, theory of international negotiations, and ethics in economics. The course is the result of the cooperation agreement recently signed between HSE and the University of Bayreuth.

‘In Russian the Word “Justice” Is Not Associated with the Word “War”’

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have begun working with the research centre of the French Saint-Cyr Military Academy (École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr) on the moral and political issues of modern-day warfare. One part of this partnership was a conference devoted to just war theory and problems with combating terrorism. Below, Faculty of Humanities Professor Boris Kashnikov, also a participant of the conference, tells Scholar Viewpoint whether there can be justice in war and how scholars of the humanities are able to work together with the military.

HSE Lecturers Presented Reports at Conference in Belgrade

Boris Kashnikov, Professor at the School of Philosophy and Arseniy Kumankov, Lecturer at the School of Philosophy presented their reports during the Ethics in Military Leadership 5 Annual Conference, which took place in Belgrade on May 10-13.