Columbia University Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought presents:

The Urgency of Global Ethics: Notions of Justice in an Interconnected World

Friday, April 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET


Join the Undergraduate Committee of Global Thought for a conference on the Urgency of Global Ethics.

The rise of globalization has complicated our understanding of how we ought to live. New ethical dilemmas emerge in the increasingly interconnected world, calling on us to develop new approaches to seek solutions. Participants will explore notions of Global Justice, Responsibility, and Impact in workshops about Seeking Asylum, Transitional Justice, and Corporate Social Responsibility. 


10:00 a.m.: Keynote: Professor Widney Brown

10:15 a.m.: Design Session: Defining Justice for an Interconnected World

11:00 a.m.: Concurrent workshop sessions:

  • State Sovereignty, International Law, and Human Impact: Translating Ethics into Law to Secure Justice for Asylum Seekers
  • The Ethics of Reconciliation, Forgiveness, and Justice: Bringing Justice to Victims of Mass Atrocities
  • Tech, Ethics, and Impact: Addressing The Preservation of Freedom and Justice and the Looming Threat of Technocracy 

11:50 a.m.: Closing Plenary: Conclusions and Takeaways




Co-Sponsor: The Columbia International Relations Council and Association