Simon Caney - Professor of Political Theory at The University of Oxford
Simon is well known for his work on a wide range of topics within global justice and international ethics. He is currently working on two books, one on global justice and climate change and the other on cosmopolitanism. A further project, from which his talk at the conference will likely be drawn, focuses on the measures that those who bear the brunt of injustice may permissibly take in order to secure their rights.
Cécile Fabre - Professor of Political Philosophy at The University of Oxford
Cecile has published extensively on a broad range of issues in moral and political philosophy. She has recently completed a major two volume work developing a cosmopolitan approach to war and peace. Her current research, which will form the basis of her talk at the conference, focuses on the ethics of foreign policy.
Hugo Slim - Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross
In addition to his senior role at the ICRC, Hugo is a leading scholar in humanitarian studies with particular expertise in humanitarian ethics, the protection of civilians and conflict resolution. His recent book Humanitarian Ethics is one of the most detailed and systematic treatments of this topic to date. He has held frontline roles for Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Sudan, Ethiopia, the Palestinian Territories and Bangladesh, and served as an international advisor to the British Red Cross and on the boards of Oxfam GB and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD).
Helen Frowe - Professor of Philosophy at Stockholm University and Director of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace.
Helen is well known for her work in contemporary just war theory and recently published an influential monograph Defensive Killing: An Essay on War and Self-Defence. Her current work focuses on the morality of intervention and the protection of cultural artefacts and heritage in war.