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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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politics Social Sciences
protest Social Sciences
Social Movements Social Sciences
torture Social Sciences
criminalization Social Sciences
neoliberalism Social Sciences
peasant Social Sciences
critical theory Social Sciences

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Projects 2018 2019

BA Visiting Fellowship - Kylie Thomas

Newbury, D.


Project: Grant

Research Output 2005 2020

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

Visual Culture

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 2001 2019

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