• 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.

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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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

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Dr Ned Dobos

Business and Professional Ethics

Political Violence and State Sovereignty
Telephone +61 (02) 6268-6273
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Ned Dobos is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at UNSW Canberra, and an Adjunct Fellow with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and a Senior Global Justice Fellow at the MacMillan Centre for International Studies at Yale. Dr. Dobos specialises in the ethics of war and political violence, with particular interests in armed humanitarian intervention, pacifism, and soldier-state relations. He is the author of Insurrection and Intervention: the Two Faces of Sovereignty (Cambridge University Press 2012), and The New Pacifism: Just War in the Real World (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Dobos also works in business ethics and corporate social responsibility. After the credit-crunch of 2008 he co-edited Global Financial Crisis: the Ethical Issues (Palgrave). Dr. Dobos is currently Assistant Regional Director of the International Society for Military Ethics, Asia-Pacific Division.

  Fields of special interest

    -          Just war theory
    -          Humanitarian intervention
    -          Pacifism
    -          Corporate social responsibility
    -          Ethics in personnel selection
    -          Workplace relations