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Peter Denton

Contract Academic Staff

Contact Information




  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Energy / Fuel Sources
  • Environment
  • Environmental Politics
  • Ethics
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Philosophy / Ethics
  • Religion
  • Security Studies
  • Social Issues
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Areas of Expertise:

  • Applied Ethics
  • Ecological Justice
  • Ecology and Religion
  • Ethics and Technology
  • Health, Healing, and Spirituality
  • History of Science
  • International Development
  • Medical Ethics
  • Religion and Science
  • Religion and Social Science
  • Religion and War
  • Science and Society
  • Technology
  • Warfare and Society

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Peter Denton has worked on the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of technology in multi-disciplinary contexts for more than 30 years. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he has taught since 2003, and has held previous appointments as Assistant Professor of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies at The University of Winnipeg.

Denton currently teaches the history of technology at UWinnipeg.

He chairs the Policy Committee of the Green Action Centre and has been involved in UN Environment since 2012 as a civil society representative and as a contributing author to the GEO 6 North American Regional Assessment (2016).

Denton is a principal consultant at greenethics.ca, inc., and holds five degrees, including a PhD in Religion and the Social Sciences from McMaster University. He is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada.

His publications include: Live Close to Home (2016); Technology and Sustainability (2014); Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012); Believers in the Battlespace: Religion, Ideology and War (2011); Battleground: Science and Technology (with Sal Restivo, 2 vols., 2008) and The ABC of Armageddon: Bertrand Russell on Science, Religion and the Next War, 1919-1938 (2001).

Media and Research Expert