• 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

Dr Iwao Hirose

Welfare Ethics
Telephone +61 (03) 8344-3851
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Iwao Hirose’s research interests include ethical theory, political philosophy, and philosophy of economics. He is currently Donnelley junior research fellow in ethics at University College, Oxford, and a Centre fellow at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law.

Fields of special interest

  • The foundations of interpersonal aggregation in ethic
  • Fairness in health care resource allocation
  • Disability discrimination in health care
  • Intergenerational justic