International Conference «Violence – Protest – Inequality from an Ethical Perspective»

November 23-24, 2020 (digital)

Violence is perceived and practiced as a legitimate expression of dissatisfaction in different countries worldwide. The International Conference «Violence – Protest – Inequality from an Ethical Perspective» at the Institute of Social Ethics ISE of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Lucerne on November 23-24, 2020 aims for a reflection from an ethical perspective of the current global phenomenon in different countries of violence as a form of articulating political protest and because of growing inequality.

Among others, Priscillia Ludosky (Co-Founder of the Yellow Vests Movement, France), Professor Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India), and Professor Surya Deva (City University of Hong Kong) will contribute to the conference.

The terms «violence», «protest» and «inequality» should be related from an ethical point of view across the boundaries of academic disciplines, states, cultures, traditions, religions and worldviews. In addition, the reasons for this phenomenon should be asked and answers sought from an ethical point of view. The differentiation between demonstrations as part of a democratic opinion-forming and decision-making process and the risk of their instrumentalization by violent groups for their own purposes is also considered. Finally, from an ethical point of view, there is also the question of the potential, the impact and the contribution of democratic participation possibilities for peaceful coexistence in a society.

Due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will take place as a digital conference (Zoom-Meeting).


Meeting-ID: 946 4915 3102
Passcode: 262739