Space is limited. Applicants are considered until seminars are filled. For more information about current university and institutional partnerships, please write one of the co-chairs or admin@oxfordglobalethics.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Held at Balliol College and

Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Art by Xara K., Sageika Greece, Age 11

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

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 embrace the complexity of the field by engaging across disciplines with case studies and critical deliberation on new challenges linked to the environment, forced migration, new weapons technology, violent non-state groups, women in war, and the role of economic development. 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.

This week-long seminar commences on Sunday afternoon, March 17th, and ends Saturday morning, March 23rd. Travel suggestions will be sent upon acceptance. Participants will be expected to read 5-7 articles before the seminar. The daily schedule is generally 9AM - 3:45PM, with two evening sessions and one afternoon free to tour Oxford. 

Includes housing at Balliol College, all meals, and final formal banquet.

Applications considered until seminar is at capacity. Four public seats remaining.

For more information write: info@OxfordGlobalSeminars.org or



June - July


Held at Balliol College, University of Oxford

July 7 - 28, 2019

Optional volunteer placement in Lesvos, Greece

Halin de Repentigny, Where To Meet The Horizon. Oil on canvas. Donated to Syrian Refuge Cause. For more information visit https://halinderepentigny.ca

Migration—Critical Deliberations on Human Movement, Refugee Ethics and International Policy

In the 21st century, refugees are at the epicenter of a growing political, economic and humanitarian crisis, but human migration is as old as humanity itself. Whether spurred by material concerns – scarcity, violence or economic uncertainty – or by curiosity and conquest, humans continue to risk everything to travel across borders, oceans, deserts and continents in search of a new life.  


Join the conversation and learn about the lived experience of migrants, developments in international law and policy and the ethical and political decision-making that’s occurring around human migration today. 


Internships in Lesvos, Greece to work directly with refugees are available to seminar participants July 7-21. Please indicate your interest on your seminar application.  Airfare and room rentals are arranged by individual participants or their placements. 14 day minimum.

Student seminar fee: $1900.00

Professional seminar fee: $2100.00

Includes housing at Balliol College, all meals, and final formal banquet.




Held at Balliol College and

Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Stained glass from Harris Manchester College Chapel, University of Oxford

Global Religion and Human Rights­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­—Critical Deliberations on Conflict, Peacebuilding, and Gender Equality

The overlay of religion and human rights colors every aspect of our collective human experience—gender, race, class, culture and political systems. The practice of global religions brings forward both love and hate, justice and terror, the particular and the universal. Areas of seminar study will include case studies, belief paradigms and moral universes related to states, religion and armed conflict, and peace and human rights, as well as the role of secularism, identities, economics and other material considerations. Our goal is to forge useful frameworks for interpreting the complexity of competing ideas in our global political reality.

Student seminar fee: $1900.00

Professional seminar fee: $2100.00

Includes housing at Balliol College, all meals, and final formal banquet.


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gwnp@oxfordglobalethics.org   |  c/o address above or USA

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