Individual and Collective Duties to Rescue

Datum: 31 maj 2018
Tid: 09:00-18:00

The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, along with calls for intervention in conflicts in Syria and elsewhere, has pushed discussion of duties to rescue into the political spotlight. At the same time, the growing Effective Altruism movement challenges historically dominant views about the nature of individual duties to rescue. This workshop aims to explore both the grounds and scope of duties to rescue.

Welcome to a workshop organized in collaboration with Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace.

09.15 – 10.25 Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
'Duties to Rescue and Agent-Relative Prerogatives'

10.25 – 10.40 Coffee

10.40 – 11.55 Joseph Bowen (St. Andrews)
'Rights Against Suboptimal Supererogation'

12.00 – 13.10 Brian Berkey (Pennsylvania)
'Collective Obligations and Demandingness Complaints'

13.10 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.10 Richard Stulpart (LSE)
'Bearing Witness: A Philosophical Defence of Witnessing'

15.10 – 15.25 Coffee

15.25 – 16.35 Holly Lawford-Smith (Melbourne)
'Offshore Processing & Moral Outsourcing'

16.45 – 17.55 Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh)
‘Border Rescues’

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Do you wish to participate? Register by sending an e-mail to [email protected] no later than the 24th of May.

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