The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, is an international hub of interdisciplinary research, impact and engagement. Centre staff work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues. We work across global ethics with focus areas on justice and development, environment and health, gender justice and conflict and security. We collaborate with range of partners within and outside the University, including the Birmingham UNESCO Bioethics Unit.


Professor Heather Widdows on the global ideals of beauty

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Posted 04 October 2018

The ethics of surrogacy

Dr Herjeet Marway (Department of Philosophy) writes for The Birmingham Brief on the complex ethical issues surrounding surrogacy.

Posted 25 September 2018

The ethical case against sex-selective abortion isn't simple

Dr Jeremy Williams (Department of Philosophy and Centre for the Study of Global Ethics), writes for The Conversation on the morality and legality of sex-selective terminations, a key topic in public debate over abortion in many countries over the last few years.

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