Roland Paris, a professor at uOttawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and director of the Centre for International Policy Studies has been appointed a Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York.
Paris is currently studying the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P, or RtoP) doctrine, which the Government of Canada was instrumental in helping to articulate a decade ago, and which was used in Libya for the first time to justify humanitarian intervention.
Professor Paris will contribute to the Carnegie Council’s discussions on the changing nature of warfare and the ethical aspects of new surveillance technologies.
“I’m really delighted to have been selected as a Global Ethics Fellow. I have great respect for the work of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs and look forward to contributing to the Council’s discussions,” says Paris. “Many of the global changes we’re witnessing today raise ethical problems and dilemmas. Thinking through these dilemmas is a precondition for creating the kind of world we wish to live in.”
He will serve as a fellow from here at uOttawa, allowing him to continue teaching and sharing his experience with students and other members of the community.
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs appoints Global Ethics Fellows on three-year terms to contribute to a worldwide discussion of the ethical dimensions of international affairs. Fellows are intellectual leaders from a wide range of disciplines, based in every continent except Antarctica The fellows participate in published symposia, online discussions and consultations as well as annual meetings and form the backbone of the Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Network.