Humanitarian ethics and action

ERI Building - G51 (Ground Floor)
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students
Thursday 1st (09:30) - Friday 2nd June 2017 (17:00)
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The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is pleased to announce its third annual conference, on the theme of humanitarian ethics and action.

As in previous years, the conference will feature both invited keynote speakers, speakers selected from a Call For Papers, and a public lecture.

Generously supported by the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Aristotelian Society.

Call for papers

Our Call For Papers is now closed. A full conference programme, including all accepted papers, can be viewed here:

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Simon Caney (Oxford)
  • Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
  • Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
  • Hugo Slim (ICRC)

Leif Wenar (KCL) will also give a public lecture on his latest book, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World. The public lecture is free and registration is separate. For more details please visit the public lecture event webpage.


Registration for the conference is now open. If you are a delegate from outside the University of Birmingham, please register by visiting our online shop, and paying the registration fee. Fees include lunch and refreshments, and come at the following rates:

Full rate (two days): £40
Full rate (one day): £20
Discounted rate for students and the unwaged (two days): £10
Discounted rate for students and the unwaged (one day): £5

Registration for staff and students from within the University of Birmingham, meanwhile, is free, and can be obtained by emailing


For further details about this event, please visit:


Questions about the conference can be emailed to: