GLOBAL PROJECTS

for GLOBAL CHANGE

MISSION

The Oxford-affiliated faculty of our Initiative are committed to teaching for the greater good and building community across disciplines—law, political science, international politics, gender, anthropology, diplomacy, development, religion, the arts and public policy—to critically deliberate on global ethics,  human rights and finding hope in challenging times. We are especially committed to exploring understandings of war and peace through the arts and humanities, including poets and artists from conflict zones, and the participation of women in war and peace.

Short seminars draw on Oxford faculty from across disciplines and colleges, alongside dedicated practitioners and policymakers. As a community, we are committed to ongoing publishing projects and adding seminars on understudied topics. Our Global Women's Narratives Project, founded as a UNESCO Chair initiative, has university and nonprofit partnerships around the world. Our current 2020 Fellows commit to co-teaching our seminars and collaborate on new projects—e.g. a moral courage academy, children's libraries for refugee camps, art exhibitions and writing workshops on war zones.

 

For more information, please write one of the co-chairs. We especially encourage participation from the Global South. Seminar scholarships are available.

 

Image: Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba, Spain, seminar on religion, human rights, and global citizenship.

Global Women's Narratives Project (GWNP) 

was founded by the  UNESCO Chair on Global Humanities and Ethics with initial funding from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

The Global Women's Narratives Project (GWNP) interviews and makes available the personal narratives of lived experiences of women around the world. These shared interviews and reflections focus on what is potentially unique to women in the context of global ethical inquiry--and inform and connect education to issues specific to the practical experiences of women in their daily lives. The project relies on volunteer editors—thirty over the course of the project.

 

For more information see GWNP or write Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson at gwnp@oxfordglobalethics.org

GLOBAL WOMEN'S NARRATIVES PROJECT

UNESCO CHAIR PROJECT

Read more about our fellows here.

IRSHAD MANJI 

MANAS GHANEM &

DAMIAN GORMAN

MEET OUR FELLOWS

March 22 - 28, 2020

Seminar held at Merton College, University of Oxford

War understood as an intractable human constant can often be demoralizing. Yet there is much to celebrate in successful peace building endeavors, strategic moral diplomacy, and the resilience of the human spirit. The study of war and peace at the University of Oxford dates back to the 1500s with notable contributions to just war thinking and the ethics of war. This seminar will address new challenges linked to global health, women in war, developments in peace technology, the environment, forced migration, violent non-state groups, and the role of economic development. We will host an on-site training session for our global women's narratives project with themes of religion, war and peace, global health, identity, gendered violence, and life's work.

Faculty March 2019 seminar

Schedule March 2019 seminar

WAR AND PEACE—

Critical Deliberations on Conflict, Peacebuilding and Finding Hope in Challenging Times

UPCOMING SEMINAR

Click here to read more about the history of Merton College where we will be hosting our next seminar.

MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD

OUR NEXT LOCATION

Images above: Dr. Catia Confortini from Wellesley College with attendees (left), lecturer Asil Sidahmed, Advocacy Strategy for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (center), Dr. Julia Amos of Oxford's War and Peace Network and attendees from University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Wellesley College, Claremont College, and Estácio de Sá University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CONTACT US

 

Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights

admin@oxfordglobalethics.org

julia.amos@politics.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Julia Amos

Harris Manchester College

Mansfield Road

Oxford OX1 3TD, UK

Global Women's Narratives Project

gwnp@oxfordglobalethics.org

lyn.boyd-judson@new.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson

143 Pasadena Avenue, Suite A

South Pasadena, CA, USA 91030