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

MISSION

Our Initiative is 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, with a focus on 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 new moral courage academy, children's libraries for refugee camps, art exhibitions and writing workshops on war zones.

 

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Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement

 

Tuesday 24 March 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Followed by a wine reception

Held at Merton College (Mure Room), Oxford

ARTICLE 19 and the Oxford Initiative for Global

Ethics and Human Rights joint seminar to discuss the development of the human rights movement as we know it today, through the life of one man, human rights giant the late Kevin Boyle.

Photo credit: (Peter Orme, Daily Telegraph) shows Kevin Boyle, (centre) at the launch of the Rushdie campaign in 1998/9 with (l/r) Kazuo Ishiguro, Arnold Wesker, Frances D’Souza and Harold Pinter.

Kevin Boyle’s biographer, former veteran CNN foreign correspondent Mike Chinoy, will speak about his new book on Boyle’s pivotal role in several of the most important campaigns to have shaped human rights internationally. Chinoy will be joined by Paddy Coulter, Chair of ARTICLE 19, Borislav Petranov, Director of Global Rights and Accountability for the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, and Denise Dora, Regional Director for ARTICLE 19 in Brazil and South America. Together they will assess Boyle’s legacy and take stock of where the international human rights movement now stands.

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UNESCO CHAIR PROJECT

GLOBAL WOMEN'S NARRATIVES PROJECT

SHARING WOMEN'S STORIES

 

The 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. Themes include war and peace, health, identity, religion, and work life.

 

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

ADVISORY BOARD

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LATEST SEMINAR

WAR AND PEACE

CONFLICT, PEACEBUILDING, AND FINDING HOPE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

March 22 - 28, 2020 | Held at Merton College, 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.

More about the history of Merton College.

 

Schedule March 2020 seminar

Faculty March 2019/2020 seminars

Schedule March 2019 seminar

Images above from left: Dr. Catia Confortini from Wellesley College with attendees, lecturer Asil Sidahmed, Advocacy Strategy for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, 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.

IRSHAD MANJI, MANAS GHANEM & DAMIAN GORMAN

Fellows collaborate with the Oxford Initiative on ongoing projects, design signature sessions for our seminars, and participate in our community of scholars.

Read more about our fellows here.

CONTACT US

Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics & Human Rights

admin@oxfordglobalethics.org  | c/o Harris Manchester College

Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD, UK

Global Women's Narratives Project

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

200 S. Ave, 66, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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