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Podcasts of seminars and events held at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action: Ethical Challenges in Recent Crises (partial recording) Professor Antonio Donini (Tufts University) gives a talk on 7th November 2012. This is a Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Antonio Donini 12 Aug 2013
2 The Craft of Humanitarian Work: Reflection, Political Judgment and Strategic Intervention Spring' and Future Humanitarian Challenges Professor Greg Johnson, Pacific Lutheran University gives a talk on 1st May 2013. This is a Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Greg Johnson 12 Aug 2013
3 What Works in Protecting Civilians: Lessons from Recent Humanitarian Action Urban Reichhold (Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin) gives a talk on 4th March 2012. This is an Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Urban Reichhold 12 Aug 2013
4 Negotiating Humanitarian Agreements with Everybody: Geneva Call's Experience with Armed Non-State Actors Elisabeth Decrey-Warner (President, Geneva Call), gives a talk on 25th Feb 2012. This is an Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Elisabeth Decrey-Warner 12 Aug 2013
5 Negotiating Space: Redefining Civilian-Military Roles During Complex Crises (partial recording) Dr Marcia Byrom Hartwell (Visiting Scholar, United States Institute of Peace, (USIP) Washington DC) gives a talk for the Oxford Humanitarian Group seminar series. Marcia Byrom Hartwell 12 Aug 2013
6 Preventative War Professor Deen Chatterjee gives a talk for the ELAC semianar series on 21st May 2013. With Professor Cheyney Ryan and Dr David Rodin. Deen Chatterjee, David Rodin, Cheyney Ryan 09 Aug 2013
7 The Ethics of Humanitarian Accountability Alice Obrecht (One World Trust) and Philip Tamminga (DARA) give a talk for Oxford Humanitarian Group/ELAC seminar series. Introduced by Hugo Slim. Alice Obrecht, Phillip Tamminga, Hugo Slim 09 Aug 2013
8 Creative Commons Influence Operations and Psyops: Information Warfare in the 21st Century Bob Seeley, MOD, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 13th November 2012. Bob Seeley 09 Aug 2013
9 Liberalism and State Violence: Reflections on the Liberal Way of War Director of Liberal Way of War Program Professor Alan Cromartie gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar series on 9th October 2012. Introduced by Dr Robert Johnson. Alan Cromartie, Robert Johnson 09 Aug 2013
10 Creative Commons The 'Arab Spring' and Future Humanitarian Challenges 25 April 2013, Special lecture co-hosted by ELAC, the new Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Humanitarian Group by Yves Daccord (Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC). Yves Daccord 30 Apr 2013
11 Where to Now for Just War Theory? Professor Jeff McMahan (Rutgers) with Dr Janina Dill and Dr Hugo Slim (ELAC, Oxford) discuss the Just War theory for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series on 8th February 2013. Hugo Slim, Jeff McMahan, Janina Dill 02 Apr 2013
12 Critical Voices on the Responsibility to Protect Dr Aidan Hehir (Director of the Security and International Relations Programme, University of Westminster) and Dr Ann-Christin Raschdorf (Former Visiting Fellow, ELAC 2011), are chaired by Professor Jennifer Welsh on 9th November 2012. Aidan Hehir, Ann-Christin Raschdorf, Jennifer Welsh 26 Mar 2013
13 Torture and Human Dignity 25 Jan 2013, ELAC/Oxford Martin HRFG Programme Discussion Event with Professors David J. Luban, Jeremy Waldron and Henry Shue, chaired by Dr David Rodin. David Lubin, David Rodin, Jeremy Waldron, Henry Shue 11 Mar 2013
14 The End of the Anglo-Saxon Era: Australia's Defence in the Asian Century Professor Hugh White (Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University) on 30 Oct 2012, this talk is for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series. Hugh White 11 Mar 2013
15 International Order and Violent Extremism: Lessons from Sri Lanka Professor Sir Adam Roberts (President, British Academy and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Oxford) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 23 Oct 2012. Sir Adam Roberts 11 Mar 2013
16 'Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean' and 'A New Era: The Iranian Navy, Strategy Expansion and Soft Power' Cdre Keith Winstanley (CCW RN Hudson Fellow) and Cdr Tracy Vincent (CCW US Navy Hudson Fellow give talks for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 12 June 2012. Introduced by Dr Jan Lemnitzer. Keith Winstanley, Tracy Vincent, Jan Lemnitzer 02 Jul 2012
17 Creative Commons Imagining NATO: Past and Present Futures for the Western Alliance Dr Kristian Søby Kristensen (Copenhagen/ CCW Visiting Fellow) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 6 June 2012. Kristian Søby Kristensen 11 Jun 2012
18 Creative Commons One War at a Time: Britain, the War of 1812 and the Defeat of Napoleon Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History, King's College London, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series. Andrew Lambert 07 Jun 2012
19 The Kosova Liberation Army - a Living Inheritance? ELAC/CCW Seminar Series with Professor James Pettifer (Oxford) on 15 May 2012. James Pettifer 23 May 2012
20 Creative Commons Taking Soldiers Seriously ELAC/CCW Seminar Series podcast with Professor Cheyney Ryan (Oregon/ ELAC Visiting Fellow) on 22 May 2012. Cheyney Ryan 23 May 2012
21 The ICC at 10 ELAC Panel Discussion with Professor Jennifer Welsh, Dr David Rodin, Janina Dill and Dapo Akande (ELAC)on 20th May 2012. Jennifer Welsh, David Rodin, Dapo Akande, Janina Dill 23 May 2012
22 Creative Commons Religion in War and Peace Professor Nigel Biggar (Oxford), Professor Tony Coady (CAPPE) and Dr Rama Mani (Oxford) discuss the issue of religion in war and peace as part of the ELAC/CCW lecture series. Moderated by Jennifer Welsh (Oxford). Nigel Biggar, Tony Coady, Rama Mani, Jennifer Welsh 21 May 2012
23 Creative Commons Delegation of Powers and Authority in International Criminal Law Dr Shlomit Wallerstein (Oxford) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 8th May 2012. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Shlomit Wallerstein 15 May 2012
24 Creative Commons Intervention in Libya: A Humanitarian Success? Professor Alan Kuperman (Texas) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 24th April 2012. Alan Kuperman 30 Apr 2012
25 Iran's Nuclear Programme and International Law Professor Daniel Joyner (University of Alabama School of Law) gievs a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 6th March 2012. Introduced by Professor Dapo Akande. Daniel Joyner 07 Mar 2012
26 Creative Commons UN Conflict Management in East Timor Olav Ofstad (ELAC Visiting Fellow 2011), gives a talk for the ELAC Discussion Event on 28 Feb 2012. Olav Ofstad, Jennifer Welsh 06 Mar 2012
27 Creative Commons Gendering Counterinsurgency Dr Laleh Khalili (SOAS) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 21 Feb 2012. Laleh Khalili 22 Feb 2012
28 Creative Commons Living With the Enemy: The Ethics of Belligerent Military Occupation Professor Cecile Fabre (Fellow in Philosophy, Lincoln College Oxford) gives a talk for the ELAC seminar series on 14th February 2012. Cecile Fabre 21 Feb 2012
29 Creative Commons Targeted Killing: Exploring its Legality, Morality and Effectiveness Professor Amos N. Guiora (University of Utah) with respondent Professor Jeremy Waldron (New York University School of Law and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, Oxford) give a talk for the ELAC seminar series on 6 Feb 2012. Amos Guiora, Jeremy Waldon 21 Feb 2012
30 Targeted Killing in War and Peace: A Philosophical Analysis Professor Fernando Teson (Florida State University College of Law) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 31 Jan 2012. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Fernando Teson 01 Feb 2012
31 Creative Commons Ending Wars in a Wilsonian World: Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 Professor Leonard Smith (Oberlin) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 24 Jan 2012. Leonard Smith 26 Jan 2012
32 Creative Commons Humanitarian Ethics in Armed Conflict: Aid Agency Dilemmas and Responsibility Dr Hugo Slim (Visiting Fellow, ELAC) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed conflict seminar series on 17 Jan 2012. Hugo Slim 19 Jan 2012
33 Creative Commons Permissible Preventive Cyberwar Professor George Lucas (United States Naval Academy), gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 22 Nov 2011. George Lucas 23 Nov 2011
34 Rights, Liability, and the Moral Equality of Combatants Professor Uwe Steinhoff (University of Hong Kong) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar series on 9th Nov 2011. Uwe Steinhoff 17 Nov 2011
35 Creative Commons Does War Have a Meaning? Professor Michael Boylan (Marymount) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Changing Character of War Seminar Series. Michael Boylan 11 Nov 2011
36 Creative Commons The Shadow of the ICC: Positive Complementarity and the Situation in Kenya Professor Chandra Sriram (SOAS) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Changing Character of War Seminar Series. Introduced by Jennifer Welsh (Oxford). Chandra Sriram 11 Nov 2011
37 Creative Commons Strategy for Action: Using Force Wisely in the 21st Century Commodore Steve Jermy (Royal Navy) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Steve Jermy 26 Oct 2011
38 None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture Josh Phillips, journalist, gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Josh Phillips 25 Oct 2011
39 The Legacy of 9/11 Panel discussion from the oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict on The Legacy of 9/11. Jennifer Welsh, David Rodin, Dapo Akande 25 Oct 2011
40 Pre-Emptive Strikes - Israel and Iran Dr Tamir Meisels, Tel Aviv University, gives a seminar for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar Series. Tamir Meisels 24 Aug 2011
41 Migration, Digital Images and the Future of Insurgency Dr John Mackinlay (King's College London) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW lunchtime seminar series. John Mackinlay 09 Aug 2011
42 Morality and Law in War Dr Seth Lazar (Research Associate, ELAC, Oxford) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 7th June 2011. Seth Lazar 13 Jun 2011
43 Humanitarianism and History: Rethinking the Neutrality Debate Tom Smith (QEH, Oxford), gives a talk for the ELAC/Oxford Humanitarian Group seminar series on 6th June 2011. Introduced by Urvashi Aneja. Tom Smith, Urvashi Aneja 13 Jun 2011
44 Intervention in Libya and Implications for European and Transatlantic Defence Cooperation Camille Grand (Director Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique (FRS, Paris) gives a talk for the ELAC/OHG (Oxford Humanitarian Group) on 31st May 2011. Camille Grand 13 Jun 2011
45 Creative Commons Intervening to Protect Civilians: Debating the NATO-led mission in Libya Professor Jennifer Welsh, Dr David Rodin, Dr Cheyney Ryan and Dapo Akande (ELAC) debate the recent NATO led mission in Libya. Jennifer Welsh, David Rodin, Dapo Akand, Cheyney Ryan 13 Jun 2011
46 Targeted Killings: A Modern Strategy of the State (partial) Please note this is only a partial recording, we apologise for the inconvenience. William F. Owen (Cranfield Defence and Security, UK Defence Academy) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on. William F Owen 13 Jun 2011
47 Creative Commons Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement: Premises of a Pluralist International Legal Order Professor Brad Roth, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Wayne State, Detroit, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 17th May 2011. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Brad Roth 18 May 2011
48 Stabilisation, Security and Capacity Building - What the Business Schools and Sociologists might tell the Military Colonel Duncan Barley, British Army (Retired) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 10th May 2011. Duncan Barley 18 May 2011
49 Creative Commons Killing in Humanitarian Wars Professor Cecile Fabre, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Lincoln College Oxford University, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW lunchtime seminar series on the 3rd May, 2011. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Cecile Fabre 16 May 2011
50 Creative Commons Aiding the Peace in Southern Sudan: A Multi-donor Evaluation of Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan 2005-2010 Jon Bennet, Director of Oxford Development Consultants, gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar series on 7th March 2011. An Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Introduced by Urvashi Aneja. Jon Bennet 14 Mar 2011
51 Creative Commons Military Ethics as Professional Ethics: The Limits of the Philosophical Approach Professor Martin Cook gives a talk for the ELAC seminar series. Martin Cook 08 Mar 2011
52 The Untold War Nancy Sherman, University of Glasgow, gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar Series, in this, she talks about the philosophical concept of guilt in war. Introduced by Hew Strachan. Nancy Sherman 08 Mar 2011
53 Creative Commons The Battlefield from Afar: Independently Operating Systems and their Compatibility with the laws of Armed Conflict Markus Wagner, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami Law School, gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term ELAC/CCW seminar series. Markus Wagner 21 Feb 2011
54 Creative Commons Being Humanitarian: Personal Morality and Political Project in Today's Wars Dr Hugo Slim, Visiting Fellow in the department of politics and international relations, gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term ELAC/CCW seminar series on armed conflict. Hugo Slim 21 Feb 2011
55 Creative Commons Contemporary Security Challenges (partial) Dr Paul Cornish (Chatham House) gives a talk for the Hiliary Term 2011 ELAC/CCW seminar series. Please note: this is only a partial recording. we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. Paul Cornish 21 Feb 2011
56 Creative Commons Special Responsibilities in World Politics Professor Ian Clark and Professor Christian Reus-Smit give a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict 2011 Hilary Term seminar series. Ian Clark, Christian Reus-Smit 11 Feb 2011
57 A Fighting Chance or Fighting Dirty? Michael Gross meets the Spartans Part of the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Changing Character of War program seminar series looking into the Ethics of war and violence. Cian O'Driscoll, David Rodin 24 Jan 2011
58 Creative Commons Invisible War: The United States and The Iraq Sanctions Special seminar from the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) given by Professor Jay Gordan (Fairfield University with Professor David Miller (Oxford). Jay Gordan, David Miller 05 Jan 2011
59 An Extraordinary Humanitarian Intervention - Why We Fight Conference lecture 2 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Dr. Gerhard Overland (Oslo/ Melbourne), gives his paper followed by a discussion. Gerhard Øverland 05 Jan 2011
60 Just Cause For War: A Contractarian Analysis - Why We Fight Conference lecture 3 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Professor Yitzhak Benbaji, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, gives his paper followed by a discussion. Yitzhak Benbaji 05 Jan 2011
61 Global Injustice and Redistributive Wars - Why We Fight Conference lecture 4 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010.Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, gives his paper followed by a discussion. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen 05 Jan 2011
62 Cosmopolitanism, Self-Determination and National Self-Defence - Why We Fight Conference Lecture 5 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Lecturer in Law, Monash University, Patrick Emerton gives his paper followed by a discussion. Patrick Emerton 05 Jan 2011
63 Violence as Victory - Why we Fight Conference Lecture 7 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Professor of Law and Jurisprudence at UC Berkeley gives his paper followed by a discussion. Christopher Kutz 05 Jan 2011
64 Is War Evil? - Why We fight Conference Lecture 8 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University Jeff McMahan gives his paper followed by a discussion. Jeff McMahan 05 Jan 2011
65 Creative Commons Access to a Court and the Security Council: Implications for Normative Hierarchy Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos (University of Glasgow) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Delivered on the 9th November 2010. Antonios Tzanakopoulos 15 Nov 2010
66 Creative Commons Power and Norms: What can the Nobel Peace Prize Accomplish? The Inside Story Professor Geir Lundestad gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on war and armed conflict. Geir Lundestad 09 Nov 2010
67 A Strategic Analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42: Lessons for Today Colonel Adam Finlay, CCW Visiting Fellow, delivers an ELAC/CCW Seminar on the first Anglo-Afghan War of 1839 to 1842. Part of the ELAC/CCW seminar series. Adam Finlay 09 Nov 2010
68 Creative Commons The Wager Lost By Winning: on the 'Triumph' of the Just War Tradition Lecture delivered on the 19th of October 2010, part of the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on War and Armed Conflict. Delivered by Professor Nicholas Rengger (St Andrews). Introduced by Jennifer Welsh. Nicholas Rengger 09 Nov 2010
69 Creative Commons Ethics Under Fire Dr David Rodin (ELAC), Wg Cdr Ash Mitchell (Defence Academy of the UK), Dapo Akande (ELAC and Law, Oxford) and Prof Henry Shue (Philosophy, Oxford) give a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. David Rodin, Ash Mitchell, Dapo Akande, Henry Shue 14 Jun 2010
70 Creative Commons Do International Criminal Courts Strengthen Justice on the Ground in Post-Conflict Societies? Prof Jane Stromseth (Georgetown University) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. With Dapo Akande (ELAC). Jane Stromseth, Dapo Akande 14 Jun 2010
71 Creative Commons Intelligence and the Dhofar Insurgency: New Perspectives Prof Clive Jones (Leeds University) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Clive Jones 14 Jun 2010
72 Kicking Bodies and Damning Souls: The Danger of Harming "Innocent" Individuals While Punishing"Delinquent" States Prof Toni Erskine (Aberystwyth University) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. With Jennifer Welsh (ELAC). Toni Erskine, Jennifer Welsh 14 Jun 2010
73 Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11 Prof Robert Patman (Otago, New Zealand) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Robert Patman 14 Jun 2010
74 Why it doesn't matter whether we're at war with al-Qaeda Anthony Dworkin (European Council on Foreign Relations) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Anthony Dworkin 14 Jun 2010
75 The Mafia and the Mullah: Counternarcotics, Counterinsurgency and Realpolitik in Afghanistan Captain William Park (U.S. Navy Hudson Fellow, CCW Visiting Fellow and ELAC Research Associate) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. William Park 14 Jun 2010
76 Empires of Mud: Afghanistan 2001-2010 Dr Antonio Giustozzi (LSE) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Antonio Giustozzi 14 Jun 2010
77 Understanding the Mind in Peace Negotiations Jeremy Lack (Lawyer and Mediator, Etude Altenburger Switzerland) / Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield (Institute for the Future of the Mind, Oxford) give a seminar for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict with David Rodin. Jeremy Lack, Susan Greenfield, David Rodin 14 Jun 2010
78 War Crimes Trials, Solemnity and the Problem of Evil Prof Gerry Simpson (LSE / University of Melbourne) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar Series on the 2nd of March 2010 with Dapo Akande. Gerry Simpson, Dapo Akande 14 Jun 2010
79 Punitive War Professor of Law at Warwick University Victor Tadros gives a talk for the ELAC Hilary Term 2010 seminar series. This series is co-hosted by the ELAC and the University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War (CCW). Victor Tadros 18 Feb 2010
80 Strategic thinking for an Age of Austerity David Blagden, DPhil candidate in International Relations in Oxford, gives a talk for the ELAC Hilary Term 2010 seminar series. This series is co-hosted by the ELAC and the University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War (CCW). David Blagden 18 Feb 2010
81 War and Love: The Role of Special Relationships in the Ethics of War Dr Seth Lazar gives a talk for the ELAC Hilary Term 2010 seminar series. This series is co-hosted by the ELAC and the University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War (CCW). Dapo Akande is the discussant. Seth Lazar, Dapo Akande 18 Feb 2010
82 Human Rights, Sovereignty and Military Intervention: A Dialogue with JS Mill Professor Michael Doyle gives a talk for the ELAC Hilary Term 2010 seminar series. This series is co-hosted by the ELAC and the University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War (CCW). Michael Doyle 18 Feb 2010
83 Private Diplomacy, Public Peace: Practical Challenges in Contemporary Peace Negotiations Seminar given by the Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Martin Griffiths on the role played by private mediators in securing peace between warring factions and states in areas such as Africa and the Middle East. Martin Griffiths, Hugo Slim 11 Jan 2010
84 Proportionality and Noncombatant Immunity In this informal roundtable discussion McMahan presents his recent work on proportionality and noncombatant immunity, with responses by philosophers from both sides of the current debate. Jeff McMahan, Helen Frowe, Seth Lazar 28 Oct 2009
85 The "Cultural Heritage of All Mankind": Metaphysics, Ethics, and the Positive Laws of War The "Cultural Heritage of All Mankind": Metaphysics, Ethics, and the Positive Laws of War. Roger O'Keefe 01 Jun 2009
86 The Enigma of Article 2(4): Interests and Norms in IR Theory Over 60 years ago the USA agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the UN Charter. Prof. Hurd uses this case study to better understand how states use international rules and how that use remakes both the rules and the states. Ian Hurd, Alexander Betts 01 Jun 2009
87 Uncertainty, Lags and Nonlinearity: Challenges to Governance in a Turbulent World Prof. Homer-Dixon looks at systems displaying high levels of uncertainty. Using the example of climate change, he asks whether standard "management" approaches used by policymakers are enough or if we must find new approaches in times of uncertainty. Thomas Homer-Dixon, Nick Bostrom 01 Jun 2009
88 The Social Ethics of Believing: Why Practical Ethics Needs Social Moral Epistemology Prof. Allen Buchanan looks at the role of belief in ethics and pays particular attention to its role in armed conflict. Allen Buchanan 08 May 2009
89 Proportionality and the Laws of War: Conflicting Interpretations Prof. Thomas Hurka, Prof. Henry Shue, and Dr. David Rodin debate conflicting interpretations of proportionality and their relation to the laws of war. Thomas Hurka, Henry Shue, David Rodin 08 May 2009
90 Iran-US Nuclear Relations: Overcoming Distrust Prof. Nicholas Wheeler looks at issues of trust in nuclear relations, asking what obstacles still lie in the path of US-Iranian nuclear relations. Nicholas Wheeler 06 Mar 2009
91 How Individual Rights Transformed World Politics Have individual rights transformed world politics? Prof. Reus-Smit challenges the circumscribed nature of this debate, arguing the relationship between individual rights and world politics has a longer history and is more fundamental than it suggests. Christian Reus-Smit 27 Feb 2009
92 Institutional Responsibility for Private Military Contractors Prof. Nigel White gives a fascinating seminar looking at the issues surrounding institutional responsibility for private military contractors. Antonios Tzanakopoulos is the discussant. Nigel White, Antonios Tzanakopoulos 27 Feb 2009
93 Ethical Competence and Understanding War in International Relations Prof. Mervyn Frost (King's College, London) presents a seminar in which he explores the relationship between ethics and international relations within the context of armed conflict. The discussant is Dr. Christopher Bickerton (Oxford). Mervyn Frost, Christopher Bickerton 17 Feb 2009
94 Indiscriminate Disproportionality: Another Attempt at Rules with Teeth Prof. Henry Shue (Oxford) provides a moral reflection on international law by looking at the concept of proportional conduct in armed conflict. The discussant is Janina Dill (Oxford). Henry Shue 17 Feb 2009
95 Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction Prof. Graciana del Castillo discusses aspects of her book 'Rebuilding War-Torn States' (OUP 2008). The discussant is Dr. Dominik Zaum (University of Reading). Graciana del Castillo 17 Feb 2009
96 Who Should Intervene? The Agents of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect Dr. James Pattison (University of the West of England) presents a seminar on humanitarian intervention and the 'responsibility to protect'. The discussant is Seth Lazar (Oxford). James Pattison, Seth Lazar 17 Feb 2009