Event 11: Lancaster University Three Day Course on
Research Ethics as Practice at Global Crossroads
June 22nd-24th 2009 (inclusive)
This three day advanced training event is aimed at those researchers
who wish to increase their understanding of what constitutes the practice
of research ethics which are beyond the narrow, limited, binaries of themes
which are framed as UK/Non-UK, West/Non-West. Instead the themes discussed
in these three days are glocal. They lie at the juncture of and in between
local and global concerns, themes, practices and policies. Training will
focus around a series of key position papers on themed topics followed
by a series of discussion groups in which participants will be encouraged
to critically engage with the issues. Informal discussions will be facilitated
outside of the formal sessions to encourage the development of a broad
forum for exchange of ideas and methodologies.
The course will build on issues covered in the course convened by Dr.
Nayanika Mookherjee in June 2007: like ethical research within global
contexts, foreign researchers as spies, science and ethics, informed consent
and sensitive issues, development discourse and ethics, ethical research
with ‘friends and enemies’ and philosophical engagement with
ethics discussing them in greater depth and concentrating on areas that
might cause tension between policies, practices and researchers.
The event will be convened by Dr. Nayanika Mookherjee and chaired by members
of the training team from Lancaster University with additional input from
other experienced staff from across Lancaster University where appropriate.
Each day will be devoted to a specific theme and will build on the expertise
and experiences of participants within the group. Two invited external
speakers, Professor Pat Caplan (Goldsmiths College, London University)
and Gita Sahgal (Head of Gender Unit, Amnesty International) will be present
on Day 1 of the workshop addressing ethical dilemmas of research process
and human rights.
The themes will include:
• Reflections on Ethical Dilemmas in the Research Process
• Human Rights and Ethics
• Bioethics and Biopiracy
• Immigrational Ethics
• Ethics and Moral Philosophy
For further information and a booking form, please contact the programme
administrator Mrs Sheryl Coultas at: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or access the website at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/ethicalresearch/