CFP: Humanitarian Ethics and Action

Submission deadline: March 1, 2017

Conference date(s):
June 1, 2017 - June 2, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Centre for the Study of Global Ethics , University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham will be holding its 3rd annual conference on the topic of 'Humanitarian Ethics and Action' on the 1st and 2nd June 2017.  
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Simon Caney (Oxford)
Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
Hugo Slim (ICRC) Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
Plus a Public Lecture by Leif Wenar (KCL)

Further details can be found at:
We invite abstracts of 500 words for papers suitable for presentation in 20 minutes. Deadline for submissions is 1st March 2017. All abstracts will be blind reviewed, so please do ensure that all identifying information is removed.

To submit your abstract, please send (i) the anonymised abstract in .doc or .pdf format, and (ii) a separate document containing author information (name, paper title, email address, affiliation) to

Possible paper topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
  • The ethics of philanthropy
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Development ethics
  • The morality of sanctions and coercive measures
  • Global distributive justice
  • Partiality and its limits
  • Poverty alleviation and priority setting
  • Ethics and International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
  • Paternalism and respect for agency
  • War and conflict
  • The responsibilities of aid workers and NGOs
  • Public health ethics
  • Effective altruism and its critics
  • Responsibilities towards refugees

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