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Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs

The Centre for Ethics, Law, and Public Affairs (CELPA) was established in 2008 to coordinate and develop the activities of researchers in the University with interests in normative inquiry into public affairs. The members of the CELPA include academic staff and research students from the Departments of Politics and International Studies and Philosophy, and the School of Law who address issues of public concern from the perspective of moral, legal and political philosophy. The Centre’s mission is to facilitate discussion and promote collaborative research in these areas by running seminars and conferences, and to provide a home for PhD students and academics working on ethical and political ideals and their application to different aspects of law, politics and public policy.