• 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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CAPPE Canberra Seminar

Monday March 30, 2015 5.15pm

Dr Theron Pummer (Oxford/St Andrews)

'Whether and where to give' More

CAPPE Melbourne Seminar

Monday March 23, 2015 11.00am to 12.30pm

Professor Bertrand Gullarme (Universite' de Paris VIII)

'Towards procreative justice?' More

CAPPE Conference


Friday July 03, 2015 9.00am to 5.00pm

Human Enhancement: Destiny or Disaster? More





Dr Kylie Bourne

The umbrella revolution  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

Dr Stephen Clarke

Justifications for Religious Violence, ABC Riverina 'Mornings', radio interview  More

  Past media events

Professor Marilyn Friedman

Ethical Issues in Political Violence and State Sovereignty
Telephone +61 (02) 6125-8985
Facsimile +61 (02) 6125-6579
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Marilyn Friedman is currently working on a project on female terrorists: the various meanings, motivations, and degree of moral responsibility involved when terrorists are women. She is also working on an account of what is normatively required to hold someone morally responsible for their behavior, but an account that focuses on features of those who hold responsible rather than of those who are held responsible. These features involve attempting to understand the perspective of the accused, features that are especially important when holding someone responsible for disputed political crimes such as terrorism. Friedman’s most recent authored book, Autonomy, Gender, Politics (Oxford, 2003), defends the importance of personal autonomy for women. The book devotes special attention to problems of domestic violence and women’s apparent rights violations in some cultural minority communities within liberal societies.

Fields of special interest

  • Female Terrorists
  • Women's Rights
  • Cultural Diversity

Recent Publications


Women and Citizenship (Edited). New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Autonomy, Gender, Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.