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About This Webinar

In these unprecedented circumstances of the present pandemic, governments across the world have been forced to take extreme steps in their attempts to contain the virus.
The rights of many of us to go to a pub, a shop and many other places have been curtailed and re-defined as a public health hazard. In some countries more, extreme steps have been taken. In Hungary, to take one example, President Orban has been given new powers to rule by decree.

Join UWE philosophy staff to discuss how current restrictions can be viewed in terms of wider Human Rights.

So, what are you waiting for? Register to attend this “Taster Session” delivered by Professor Alison Assiter and meet with Dr Francesco Tava and the rest of the UWE Bristol Philosophy team.

If you are going to come along, have a think about the following questions:
• “What is a Human Right?”
• “Can you think of any violations of human rights?”
• “Do you know of any criticisms of human rights?”
For those who wish, there will be an opportunity to discuss your ideas live.
UWE Bristol’s Philosophy programme is consistently in the Top 10 of Philosophy programmes in the UK (Guardian League Tables), and we are proud to say that 100% of our students are satisfied with their course.

When: Monday, March 29, 2021 · 06:00:00 PM · London
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior lecturer in Philosophy
I'm a senior lecturer in philosophy at UWE Bristol (UK). My areas of specialization are political philosophy, phenomenology, and applied ethics. I have a particular interest in the problem of freedom, and in the various ways in which Western and Eastern European philosophies and literatures deal with this issue. I have published a monograph, The Risk of Freedom, on the political phenomenology of Czech philosopher Jan Patočka, and a series of articles and book chapters on related themes. I am currently working on a research project concerning the idea of political solidarity within the European frame (eurosolidarity.com). I am also involved in several research projects focusing on data ethics and governance (uwedragon.org). I am keen on literature and film, and am one of the founders of Thought in Action - a film screening and discussion series at Watershed, Bristol (uwephilosophy.org.uk/films)
Webinar hosting presenter
Professor of Feminist Theory
I am Professor of Feminist Theory, BA (Bristol), B.Phil. (Oxon.) and D.Phil. (Sussex). I am a Fellow of the RSA, an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and a Strategic Reviewer for the AHRC.
I have, in the past, undertaken various management roles including that of Dean of Faculty. My research is broadly in the areas of feminist philosophy and political philosophy although I am now working primarily on the philosophy of Kant and Kierkegaard. I am interested in the topic of freedom and its implications for the political sphere.