Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm ET

For ethics to be truly global, voices from all around the world need to be part of the international affairs discourse. And as these discussions still often begin in Western publishing houses and take shape in Global North classrooms, the academic world must make sure Global South perspectives are welcomed. 

Ahead of Global Ethics Day 2023, scholars from the Global South and North will come together to discuss the barriers to knowledge production in the academic world and how to bring new voices into the classroom, library, and bookstore. What are the structures and systems that need to be re-examined or broken? What does a more diverse and inclusive approach to knowledge production look like?

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Anthony Lang

Anthony F. Lang, Jr., is director of the Centre for Global Constitutionalism and senior lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses on international political theory, specifically humanitarian intervention; political responsibility; the just war tradition; punishment; and international rules. Lang is the author ofAgency and Ethics: The Politics of Military Intervention andPunishment, Justice, and International Relations: Ethics and Order after the Cold War, and has edited or co-edited several other volumes. His current work focuses on global constitutionalism, the role of judges in the Middle East, and the ethics of military force.

Rev. Charles Chilufya

Rev. Charles Chilufya, S.J., is a Jesuit priest working for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) as director of the Justice and Ecology Office (JEO) since 2018. In this role, he fosters and coordinates the Jesuits’ work in economic, social, migration, juvenile, gender, and climate justice in Africa. JEO is a vital Jesuit interface between global policies in the economic, social, and environmental spheres and local issues confronting populations in Africa. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chilufya has coordinated the Africa Task Force of the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, an effort under the aegis of the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

May Darwich

May Darwich is associate professor in international relations of the Middle East at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She holds a Ph.D. in politics and international Relations from the University of Edinburgh, an MA in international politics from SciencePo Bordeaux, and a BA in political science from Cairo University. She is author of Threats and Alliances in the Middle East: Saudi and Syrian Policies in a Turbulent Region. Her research attempts to bring Middle East cases to debates within international relations theory. 

Joy Gordon

Joy Gordon is a professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Her work focuses on human rights and economic rights, particularly economic sanctions. Her writings have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique, Yale Journal of Development and Human Rights Law, and The Nation. She is the author of Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions. 

Raul Salgado

Raul Salgado is a research professor and is responsible for the Master’s degree program in international relations at FLACSO, Ecuador; Ph.D. in political science and international studies from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; graduate degree in education from the Metropolitan University of Manchester; and Master’s degree in political science, philosophy, and Romance studies from the University of Bonn. He has worked as an advisor at the City Council (Stadtrat) in Bonn and the National Assembly in Ecuador. His research focuses on foreign politics and diplomacy with emphasis on Latin America and the role of small states in regional and global institutions.