• 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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Workshop Wagga Wagga

Saturday July 26, 2014, 12.30 - 4pm

Co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Philosophy

The Procreation Asymmetry

The aim of this workshop is to evaluate the prospects of vindicating an intuitive 'procreation asymmetry': that we are obligated not to create miserable children, but have no obligation to create happy children. More

Workshop Canberra

Friday September 05, Saturday September 06, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Philosophy

Who is Responsible for Climate Change? More


CAPPE Canberra Seminar

Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 5.15pm

Dr Sarah Sorial (University of Wollongong)

The legitimacy of anger in the public sphere More

CAPPE Melbourne Seminar

Wednesday August 27, 2014 2.15pm
Lachlan De Crespigny

TBA  More


Past events

Dr Christian Barry

Business and Professional Ethics

Justice and the Human Good
Telephone +61 (02) 6125-8475
Facsimilie +61 (02) 6125-6579
View my cv (.pdf)

PhD (Columbia)


Christian Barry’s research focuses on closing the gap between theory and practice in international justice. His recent work includes a monograph with Sanjay Reddy, International Trade and Labour Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (Columbia), and an edited volume on sovereign debt with Barry Herman and Lydia Tomitova (Blackwell).

Christian Barry, together with Matt Peterson, hosts and produces CAPPE's regular online audio program Public Ethics Radio.

Fields of special interest

  • Social and political philosophy
  • International economics and development
  • Philosophy of action



Barry, C, and Reddy, S, 2007 International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage, Columbia University Press

Barry, C, Herman, B, and Tomitova, L, eds. 2007 Dealing Fairly with Developing Country Debt, Blackwell Publishing

Barry, C, and Pogge, T, eds. 2005 Global Institutions and Responsibilities: Achieving Global Justice,Blackwell Publishing