Research Seminars

Applied Ethics Research Seminar Programme, 2011-12

Full details of the IDEA CETL’s regular Research Seminar in Applied Ethics. All seminars are at IDEA CETL (Fenton St, University of Leeds). All welcome, no charge, no booking.

For further information, please contact Stefan Skrimshire:

Semester 1

All sessions at 1-2pm

Monday 24 October 2011
James Dempsey (IDEA CETL)
“Pluralistic approaches to business ethics”

Monday 31 October 2011
Megan Kime (IDEA CETL)
“Environmental refugees and global justice”

Monday 7 November 2011
Caroline Mullen (Institute for Transport Studies)
“Can direct comparison of costs and benefits reflect the equal significance of each life?”

Monday 14 November 2011
Kevin MacNish (IDEA CETL)
“Saving Face(book) – The Ethics of Social Network Sites”

Monday 21 November 2011
Rob Lawlor (IDEA CETL)
“Delaying Obsolesecence”

Monday 28 November 2011
Andrew Stanners (IDEA CETL)
“The harm of additional choice”

Monday 5 December 2011
Gerald Lang (Philosophy)
“Privacy, transparency and the wait and see problem”

Semester 2

All sessions at 4-5.30pm unless otherwise stated

Monday 30 January 2012
Rachel Muers (Theology and Religious Studies)

Monday 30 January 2012  Georgia Testa (Philosophy)

Monday 20 February 2012 (15.00-16.30pm)
Christopher Lowry, University of Hong Kong 

“Ethics and Priority-Setting for Global Humanitarian Organisations”

Monday 12 March 2012
Dave Webb (Praxis Centre, Leeds Met)
“The ethics of space”

Monday 27 March 2012
Jen Hendry ‘Legal Transfer in Light of Normative Plurality: Between Reciprocity and Hybridity’

Monday 23 April 2012
Louise Wait and Hannah Lewis (Geography)
“Precarious Lives”

Previous seminars:

Monday 25 January 2010
Speaker: Prof. Chris Cowton (Dean, Huddersfield Business School)
“On the moral obligations of groups”
Respondent: Georgia Testa (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)

Monday 8 February 2010

Dr Chris Paterson (Institute of Communications Studies)
“The claim of humanity in the dissolution of global journalism”
Respondent: Jamie Dow (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)

Monday 15 February 2010
Dr Jim Parry (Philosophy)
“Liberalism and Olympic Ethics”

Monday 22 February 2010

Dr David Spencer (LUBS)
“Economics, Job Quality, Happiness and Well-being at Work and the “Economics of Happiness””
Respondent: Gerald Lang (Philosophy)

Monday 1 March 2010
Kevin Macnish (IDEA CETL)
“Just surveillance?”

Monday 8 March 2010
Helen Morley (IDEA CETL/Engineering)
“How can engineers improve their ethical decision making?”

Monday 19 April 2010
Georgia Testa (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)
Title: “Medicine and the right to Privacy”

Monday 26 April 2010
Dr Catherine Appleton (Law / Criminology)
“Punishment of Serious Offenders”

Monday 10 May 2010
Sam Wren-Lewis (IDEA CETL)
Details tba

Monday 17th May 2010
Agnieza Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik (Dept of Philosophy, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
“The responsibilities of scientists”

Monday 12 October 2009
Jim Baxter (IDEA CETL)
Respondent: Julia Clarke (LUBS)

Monday 19 October 2009
Dr Rob Lawlor (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)
“Exploitation at any Price?”
Respondent: Dr Penny Worth (NHS)

Monday 26 October 2009
Dr Gerald Lang (Philosophy)
“Are combatants morally equal?”
Respondent: Prof Susanna Karstedt (Criminology, School of Law)

Monday 2 November 2009
Dr Andrew Nelson (Nanotechnology)
“New technology and society: match or mismatch?”
Respondent: Daniel Elstein (Philosophy)

Monday 16 November 2009
Prof. Gordon Stirrat (Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol)
“The Tyranny of ‘I’” (Autonomy in Medical Ethics)
Respondent: Dr Andrew Stanners (NHS)

Monday 23 November 2009
Ms. Joan Loughrey (Law)
“The Role of the Corporate Lawyer”
Respondent: Rob Lawlor (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)

Monday 30 November 2009
Prof. Chris Megone (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)
“Illness and Vice”
Respondent: Dr Mitch Waterman (Institute of Psychological Sciences)

Monday 7 December 2009
Prof. Andrew Keay (Law)
“The Objective of the Public Corporation”
Respondent: Chris Megone (IDEA CETL/Philosophy)

Major conference and public event

The Ethics of Privacy and Confidentiality
University of Leeds, 17-19th June, 2010
(Public Event: evening of 18th June)

Confirmed speakers (to date):
Prof Onora O’Neill, Dr Annabelle Lever, Prof Susan Mendus, Prof Geoffrey Scarre, Prof Luciano Floridi, Prof Soren Holm, and academics from the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) centre at the University of Leeds.

For the public event, Matthew Taylor (RSA, formerly IPPR and 10 Downing St Policy Unit) and David Leigh (The Guardian – journalist who famously exposed Jonathan Aitken), Baroness Onora O’Neill, Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones.

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