News in Global Ethics

A Post-Liberal World? Conference report

A Post-Liberal World? Conference report

Description
On 31 May and 1 June 2018, the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham hosted its fourth annual conference. This report includes film and photographs from the event.
Date:
15/06/2018
Body hair is natural - society thinking otherwise is dangerous

Body hair is natural - society thinking otherwise is dangerous

Description
Professor Heather Widdows writes for Time magazine on the normalisation of beauty practices.
Date:
13/06/2018
Is taking part in a medical trial the same as doing a day's work?

Is taking part in a medical trial the same as doing a day's work?

Description
Gulzaar Barn is interviewed on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' about whether paying people for taking part in medical trials is different from other forms of "labour".
Date:
13/06/2018
The ever escalating demands of the beauty industry and the world's first gym for your face

The ever escalating demands of the beauty industry and the world's first gym for your face

Description
Heather Widdows and her new book 'Perfect Me' is mentioned in The New Yorker in relation to increasing demand to be beautiful.
Date:
11/06/2018
Professor Heather Widdows featured by BBC News

Professor Heather Widdows featured by BBC News

Description
Professor Heather Widdows, author of 'Perfect Me', has been featured by the BBC in their latest piece exploring the role of selfie culture in the changing face of beauty.
Date:
07/06/2018
You don't have to be beautiful to be successful – but the world makes us feel that way

You don't have to be beautiful to be successful – but the world makes us feel that way

Description
Heather Widdows talks to Refinery29, a female-focused digital lifestyle magazine, about her new book 'Perfect Me' and the increasing demand to be beautiful.
Date:
06/06/2018
Structural Injustice

Structural Injustice

Description
Video recording of Jonathan Wolff's public lecture for the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics.
Date:
01/06/2018
When does a foetus have moral status?

When does a foetus have moral status?

Description
Jonathan Parry and Jeremy Williams write for the Conversation
Date:
21/05/2018
Global Ethics Interviews: Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

Global Ethics Interviews: Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

Description
Watch a short interview with Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra on vulnerability and justice in global health emergencies.
Date:
16/05/2018
Heather Widdows discusses her new book Perfect Me with Princeton University Press

Heather Widdows discusses her new book Perfect Me with Princeton University Press

Description
The demand to be beautiful is increasingly important in today's visual and virtual culture. Perfect Me explores the changing nature of the beauty ideal, showing how it is more dominant, more demanding, and more global than ever before.
Date:
11/05/2018
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