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Photographers surrounding protestor kicking shop vitrineCentre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics was founded in 2005. It researches the links between philosophy, critical theory, global ethics, other disciplines and the wider public.

Rigorous intervention in the public arena aims to extend the practice of philosophy beyond its academic boundaries. We host regular public events bringing debates in contemporary philosophy, politics and ethics to a wider audience. As an interdisciplinary centre CAPPE works with colleagues across the university, in the City of Brighton where we are based and with institutions across the globe. Our collaborative work and partnerships extend from Brighton to Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Ghent, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Verona and many other institutions.

The Centre is open both to collaborative proposals, whether small- or large-scale, and to proposals to join CAPPE as a Visiting Fellow from periods between one-week and a year. Anyone interested in working with us should contact the Director, Prof Bob Brecher: or Dr Mark Devenney:

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Our University of Brighton academic and postgraduate student members can be found on the profile pages

We also have the following members from Brighton and Sussex Medical School: Dr Arianne Shahvisi, Dr Peter West-Oram.


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    BA Visiting Fellowship - Kylie Thomas

    Newbury, D.


    Project: Grant

    Research Output

    Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut's Global Sixties

    Maasri, Z., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Cambridge University Press. (The Global Middle East)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

  • Giving Life to Politics: Ethics of sex, nonviolence and the body

    Woodford, C., Huzar, T., Devenney, M., Butler, J., Honig, B., Cavarero, A., Guaraldo, O., Bernini, L., Battersby, C. & Forti, S., 1 Aug 2020, Fordham University Press. 230 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Palestinian Students in the UK: Navigating the 'Long Sixties'

    Francesca Burke (Presenter)
    28 Jun 2019

    Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

    Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

    Zeina El Maasri (Organiser), Francesca Burke (Member of programme committee), Megha Rajguru (Member of programme committee), Catherine Bergin (Member of programme committee)
    27 Jun 201929 Jun 2019

    Activity: EventsConference