UWE hosts Global Ethics Conference

Issue date: 21 June 2010

The Dreamer - Sophie Howard UWE hosts Global Ethics Conference
Global Ethics: 10 years into the millennium
University of the West of England,
Frenchay Campus
30 June – 2 July 2010

The University of the West of England and International Global Ethics Association (IGEA) will host the third biannual conference – Global Ethics: 10 years into the millennium from 30 June to 2 July at the University's Frenchay Campus.

Global Ethics: 10 years into the millennium brings together academics and policymakers from around the world to address what progress has been made in addressing the key ethical issues of our time such as global conflict, climate change and international injustice.

Dr Christien van den Anker is co-organising the conference with Professor Heather Widdows (University of Birmingham),says, “We are proud to bring an international academic conference to Bristol where we will showcase some of the work done locally in the area of Global Ethics, like the Palgrave Global Ethics series and the Journal of Global Ethics as well as the engagement locally with the Bristol Counter Trafficking Coalition and the work with local communities in the Refugee and Migrant Support Hub.”

World leading human rights campaigner, Dr Shirin Ebadi who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her activism on human rights in Iran, will deliver a public lecture at the conference at 18.00 on Thursday 1 July 2010. To register for this public lecture e-mail globalethics@uwe.ac.uk

Keynote speakers at the conference include Simon Caney University of Oxford), Darrel Moellendorf (Director, Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, San Diego State University), Thomas Pogge (Yale University) and Dr Keith Horton (University of Wollongong, Australia)

One key focus of the conference is Human Trafficking and Gender. As part of this session there will be a training day on Thursday 1 July, 09.45 to 17.00 for professionals from the local area and the general public.

Dr Van den Anker explains, “'We are also proud to bring the global and the local theory and practice together in the Human Trafficking training day, where, as part of the conference we have a series of panels to illustrate the current gaps in policy making and implementation to local authorities, enforcement officers and Non Government Organisations (NGOs) working with trafficked persons. The panels reflect the wider concept of migrant rights and ways forward in ending labour exploitation. The speakers include local researchers, NGO speakers as well as the Gangmasters Licensing authority.”

Other areas to be covered at the conference will include sessions on Global Justice; Migration and Slavery; Business Ethics; Human Rights and the Financial and Human Rights and Health.

To book a place at the conference you can register online or e-mail: globalethics@uwe.ac.uk

To register for Dr Shirin Ebadi's public lecture e-mail globalethics@uwe.ac.uk(quoting Shirin Ebadi Lecture in the title). Entrance is payable on the door - £7.50 (£5 concession). Space is limited so places must be pre-booked.

To book a place at the Human Trafficking training day, you can register in advance online register in advance online or come along and register on the day. Entrance is £75 for organisations (£30 for concessions).

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