• 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

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Upcoming Events 

CONFERENCES  (click here)


Seminars are held at CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics) Level 1, 10-12 Brisbane Avenue, Barton, ACT, 2600. Please contact Dr Mary Walker 02 6272 6277 for more details.

(These seminars will also be available by video link to Wagga Wagga campus , room 212, Marchant Hall for those who would like to participate from there.)


Monday March 30, 2015 5.15pm 
Dr Theron Pummer (Oxford/St Andrews)
'Whether and where to give '


The Centre presents regular seminars at The University of Melbourne. Seminars will normally be held 11 am to 12.30 pm, in the Old Quad, room 142A on Wednesdays. Please contact Dr Francesca Minerva 03 8344 9551 for more details.


Monday March 23, 2015 11.00am to 12.30pm 
Professor Bertrand Gullarme (Universite' de Paris VIII)
'Towards procreative justice? '


Wagga Wagga

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences together with CAPPE present regular seminars on the Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University. These are held on Thursday at 5:15 pm in Room 212, Marchant Hall unless otherwise stated.


Click here for upcoming Wagga seminars.

Enquiries to Dr Daniel Cohen or 02 6933-2565 or

Dr Emma Rush or 02 6933-2777







Previous Canberra seminars in 2015


Monday March 30, 2015 5.15pm 
Dr Theron Pummer (Oxford/St Andrews)
'Whether and where to give’’ 


Wednesday March 18, 2015 5.15pm 
Dr Mary Walker (CAPPE, Macquarie University)
'How can we define ‘disease’? '


Thursday March 12, 2015 5.15pm 
Dr Stephen Clarke (CAPPE)
'Status Quo Bias and the Reversal Tests’ 

Please note that this seminar is in Wagga, room 212 Marchant Hall


Tuesday March 3, 2015 5.15pm 
Dr Sadjad Soltanzadeh (CSU) and Dr Mitchell Mooney (AIS)
'Was there a miracle in Miracle?: Theorizing about team performance'

Previous and Upcoming seminars in Melbourne 2015


Monday March 23, 2015 11.00am to 12.30pm 
Professor Bertrand Gullarme (Universite' de Paris VIII)
Towards procreative justice? 





Click here for past conferences and workshops


Previous Seminars in Canberra












Cyberwarfare, Ethics, and International Humanitarian Law

Co-sponsored by CAPPE


A workshop and panel
Geneva, Switzerland
21-22 May 2014

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