A World for All? Ethics of Global Civil Society

A conference organised jointly by CTPI and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin.


The empirical emergence and ethical potential of a global civil society. Does a global civil society exist and will it mean a world for all? The conference brings together researchers on global civil society from a range of disciplines, including theology and ethics, international relations and peace studies, politics and philosophy, to engage in dialogue with practitioners, policy-makers and colleagues in other disciplines.


  • Concept of global civil society
  • International Politics and global civil society
  • Religion and global civil society

Plenary Session speakers include:

John Keane, Director, Centre for Democracy, London: author of Global Civil Society? (2003)

Kimberley Hutchings, Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics, International Political Theory: Rethinking Ethics in a Global Era (Sage, 1999)

Max Stackhouse, Professor of Christian Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA: series editor, God and Globalization, 4 vols. (Trinity Press International, 2000-04)

Public lecture speakers include:

Dr Kumi Naidoo, General Secretary of Civicus, Alliance of World Citizens and Chair of the Global Call to Action on Poverty.