The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is integrally involved in efforts to develop a consortium of development and global ethics/justice centres at universities worldwide.
The Director of the Centre, Professor Heather Widdows, and Dr. Luis Cabrera, the Centre's Deputy Director for International Links, shared their ideas on such a network with other principals of similar centres at a recent conference at Yale University, titled ‘Human Rights and Economic Justice’. Professor Widdows also discussed ongoing efforts by Birmingham Global Ethics to have direct positive impact on poverty and other international ethical issues. Dr. Cabrera, who co-organized the event as a representative of the international organization Academics Stand Against Poverty, discussed that group’s efforts to both publicize and contribute to important impact efforts by academics.
Both Professor Widdows and Dr Cabrera will help to organize a follow-up meeting at the University of Ghent, in Belgium, in Autumn 2014, where the global consortium of justice and development centres will be formally launched. The consortium is intended to serve as a platform for collaborative efforts to address specific issues in global ethics and development, and as a means of helping academics combine impact efforts on a range of issues related to public policy and NGO and corporate practices. For more information, contact Luis Cabrera.