• CSU
  • University of Melbourne


Technologies Program:

This program deals with risks and responsibilities relating to research into technologies that combine with or add to existing technologies, including ethical issues in bio/nanotechnology, computing and IT.

Poverty Program:

This program focuses on building an ethically and empirically based account of what development is, what standards it ought to use, and the like. Issues addressed include the measurement of poverty and global minimal labour standards.

Health Program:

This program will conduct research in relation to a range of interconnected ethical issues in the public health domain.

Ecology Program:

This program examines a range of issues in environmental ethics, including ethical issues related to existing and potential anthropogenic climate change.

Economy Program:

This program focuses on a number of central ethical issues arising in the economic sphere, including corporate responsibility and economic corruption.

Security Program:

This program focuses on the ethical dimensions of a range of current domestic and international security problems, including ethical issues pertaining to terrorism, crime, and humanitarian intervention.


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23-24 November 2015

The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (University of Oxford) and the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (Charles Sturt University) will host a conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners' decision making.

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Symposium: Rationality, Agency and Responsibility in Social Groups

13 November 2015

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Human Enhancement: Destiny or Disaster?

The conference talks are now live

Other CAPPE Events

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Dr Alberto Giubilini

Australian Government policy on vaccination exemption and childcare benefits   More

Dr Kylie Bourne

The umbrella revolution  More

The value of foreign aid  More

Professor Seumas Miller

Institutional Corruption and The Capital Markets  More

Fixing the Fix - Benchmark Reform and the Future of Financial Regulation  More

Designing-in-Ethics: A Compulsary Retirement Savings System  More

Dr Stephen Clarke

On Religious Violence, ABC Western Plains 'Mornings', radio interview  More

Past media events


International Activities


International Collaboration based on Research Grants

Other International Collaborations

CAPPE Staff with International Positions

International Students

International Events


WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics

The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) is one of the six WHO's collaborating centres for bioethics.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics


International Collaborations Based on Reserach Grants

The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) has strong international links with the following organisations;

Collaborating/Partner Organisations for "Assessing development: designing better indices of poverty and gender equity" (ARC Linkage Grant):

  • Action Against Hunger UK
  • International Women's Development Agency
  • Oxfam America (Southern Africa Regional Office)
  • Philippines Health Social Science Association
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

European Union (Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training Grant):

  • University of Lanchashire
  • Luiss University
  • University of Helsinki
  • Universität Bielefeld

European Union (European Commission Grant):

  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
  • Università degli Studi di Padova

Tiri - a UK registered charity (ARC Linkage Grant)

United States National Science Foundation (NSF Grant)


Other International Collaborations


Cappe Staff with International Positions

  • Christian Barry is a Visiting Scholar at the Centro de Estudos Avançados de Governo e Administração Pública (CEAG—Center for the advanced study of government and public administration) Universidade de Brasília (UnB --- University of Brasilia) in Brazil. He will be teaching a course on some material that he has developed for a CAPPE-based ARC-Funded project at the University of Brasilia during next year.


International Students

Laura Cabrera

Pablo Jimenez

Alejandra Mancilla

Rekha Nath

Chanroeun Pa

Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu

Rosa Terlazzo


International Events

Call for Proposals: “Impact: Global Poverty”

Yale University
11am-6pm, April 23rd, 2011

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