ELAC produces audio podcasts wherever possible for our seminars and other events. All podcasts are listed below individually or alternatively you can subscribe to our podcast RSS feed to ensure you receive podcasts as soon as they are released. Q&A are not included in the recordings.Please note that the views and opinions expressed during these seminars are those of the respective speakersr(s) and are not neccessarily those of ELAC or CCW.
'Arab Spring' and Future Humanitarian Challenges’
25 April 2013, Special lecture co-hosted by ELAC, the new Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Humanitarian Group
Yves Daccord (Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC)
Targets? The Partial Effectiveness of International Law in US Air Warfare
19 Feb 2013, CCW Lunchtime seminar (included with permission and thanks to CCW)
Dr Janina Dill (ELAC Research Associate)
to Now for Just War Theory?'
8 Feb 2013, ELAC Workshop
ProfessorJeff McMahan (Rutgers) with Dr Janina Dill and Dr Hugo Slim (ELAC, Oxford)
and Human Dignity'
25 Jan 2013, ELAC/Oxford Martin HRFG Programme Discussion Event
Professors David J. Luban, Jeremy Waldron and Henry Shue, chaired by Dr David Rodin
‘Influence Operations and Psyops: Information Warfare in the 21st Century’
13 Nov 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Bob Seely (MoD)
Voices on the Responsibility to Protect’
9 Nov 2012, ELAC Panel Discussion
Dr Aidan Hehir (Director of the Security and International Relations Programme, University of Westminster) and Dr Ann-Christin Raschdorf (Former Visiting Fellow, ELAC 2011), chaired by Professor Jennifer Welsh.
End of the Anglo-Saxon Era: Australia’s Defence in the Asian Century’
30 Oct 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Hugh White (Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University)
Ethics of Humanitarian Accountability’
24 Oct 2012, Oxford Humanitarian Group Event
Alice Obrecht (One World Trust) and Philip Tamminga (DARA)
Order and Violent Extremism: Lessons from Sri Lanka’
23 Oct 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Sir Adam Roberts (President, British Academy and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Oxford)
Sir Adam has also made his presentation for this seminar available to accompany the podcast, click here to download.
and State Violence: Reflections on the Liberal Way of War’
9 Oct 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Alan Cromartie (Director of the Liberal Way of War Programme, University of Reading)
Security in the Indian Ocean’ and ‘A New Era: The Iranian Navy, Strategy
Expansion and Soft Power’
12 June 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Cdre Keith Winstanley (CCW RN Hudson Fellow) and Cdr Tracy Vincent (CCW US Navy Hudson Fellow
NATO: Past and Present Futures for the Western Alliance’
6 June 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Kristian Søby Kristensen (Copenhagen/ CCW Visiting Fellow)
War at a Time' : Britain, the War of 1812 and the Defeat of Napoleon’
29 May 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Andrew Lambert (King's College London)
22 May 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Cheyney Ryan (Oregon/ ELAC Visiting Fellow)
Human Rights, Theology and Religion in Peacebuilding Part 2'
21 May 2012 - OxPeace 2012.
Professor Cheyney Ryan (Oregon/ ELAC Visiting Fellow)This podcast was recorded at the OxPeace conference 2012 'Building Peace'. The full programme can be accessed as audio podcast at this link: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/building-peace
ICC at 10'
20 May 2012, ELAC Panel Discussion
Professor Jennifer Welsh, Dr David Rodin and Dapo Akande (ELAC)
in War and Peace'
17 May 2012, ELAC Panel Discussion
Professor Nigel Biggar (Oxford), Professor Tony Coady (CAPPE) and Dr Rama Mani (Oxford)
Kosova Liberation Army - a Living Inheritance?'
15 May 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor James Pettifer (Oxford)
of Powers and Authority in International Criminal Law'
8 May 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Shlomit Wallerstein (Oxford)
in Libya: A Humanitarian Success?'
24 April 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Alan Kuperman (Texas)
Nuclear Programme and International Law'
6 Mar 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Daniel Joyner (University of Alabama School of Law)
Contemporary War: How Well Did We Do?'
28 Feb 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Antulio Echevarria II (US Army War College) with respondent Professor Hew Strachan (Oxford)
21 Feb 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Laleh Khalili (SOAS)
With the Enemy: The Ethics of Belligerent Military Occupation’
14 Feb 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Cecile Fabre (Fellow in Philosophy, Lincoln College Oxford)
Killing: Exploring its Legality, Morality and Effectiveness’
6 Feb 2012, ELAC/Oxford Law Faculty Seminar
Professor Amos N. Guiora (Utah) with respondent Professor Jeremy Waldron (Oxford)
Killing in War and Peace: A Philosophical Analysis’
31 Jan 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Fernando Teson (Florida State University College of Law)
Wars in a Wilsonian World: Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference
24 Jan 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Leonard Smith (Oberlin)
Ethics in Armed Conflict: Aid Agency Dilemmas and Responsibility’
17 Jan 2012, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Hugo Slim (Visiting Fellow, ELAC)
22 Nov 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor George Lucas (United States Naval Academy)
'The Prosecutor’ Panel Discussion (extracts)
17 Nov 2011, ELAC Film Screening Panel Discussion
Anneke van Woudenberg (Human Rights Watch) and Mr Rodney Dixon (Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers)
Liability, and the Moral Equality of Combatants’
9 Nov 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar
Professor Uwe Steinhoff (University of Hong Kong)
War Have a Meaning?’
8 Nov 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Michael Boylan (Marymount)
Shadow of the ICC: Positive Complementarity and the Situation in Kenya’
25 Oct 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Chandra Sriram (SOAS)
for Action: Using Force Wisely in the 21st Century’
18 Oct 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Commodore Steve Jermy (Royal Navy)
of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture’
11 Oct 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Josh Phillips (Journalist)
Control over Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict
10 Oct 2011, OTJR and ELAC Book Launch
Dr. Hannah Tonkin (Lawyer at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)
Law and Armed Conflict: The Legacy of 9/11'
10 Oct 2011, ELAC Panel Discussion
Professor Jennifer Welsh, Dr David Rodin and Dapo Akande (ELAC)
Digital Images and the Future of Insurgency'
15 June 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr John Mackinlay (King’s College London)
and Law in War'
7 June 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Seth Lazar (Research Associate, ELAC, Oxford)
and History: Rethinking the Neutrality Debate’
6 June 2011, An Oxford Humanitarian Group Event
Tom Smith (QEH, Oxford)
in Libya and Implications for European and Transatlantic Defence Cooperation'
31 May 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Camille Grand (Director Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique (FRS, Paris)
Killings: A Modern Strategy of the State’ (partial)
24 May 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
William F. Owen (Cranfield Defence and Security, UK Defence Academy)
to Protect Civilians: Debating the NATO-led mission in Libya'
19 May 2011, ELAC Panel Discussion
Professor Jennifer Welsh, Dr David Rodin and Dapo Akande (ELAC)
Equality and Moral Disagreement: Premises of a Pluralist International
17 May 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Brad Roth (Wayne State, Detroit)
Security and Capacity Building - What the Business Schools and Sociologists
might tell the Military’
10 May 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Colonel Duncan Barley (British Army [ret])
in Humanitarian Wars’
3 May 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
the Peace in Southern Sudan: A Multi-donor Evaluation of Support to
Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan 2005-2010’
7 March 2011, An Oxford Humanitarian Group Event
Jon Bennett (Director, Oxford Development Consultants)
Ethics as Professional Ethics: The Limits of the Philosophical Approach’
1 March 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Martin Cook (US Naval War College)
Battlefield from Afar: Independently Operating Weapons Systems and their
Compatibility with the Laws of Armed Conflict’
15 Feb 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Markus Wagner (Miami)
Humanitarian: Personal Morality and Political Project in Today's Wars’
14 Feb 2011, An Oxford Humanitarian Group Event
Dr Hugo Slim (Director of CforC, London and Visiting Fellow, ELAC)
Security Challenges’ (partial)
8 Feb 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Paul Cornish (Chatham House)
Responsibilities in World Politics’
1 Feb 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Ian Clark (Aberystwyth) with Professor Christian Reus-Smit (European University Institute, Florence)
Strikes - Israel and Iran’
25 Jan 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Tamar Meisels (Tel Aviv)
“Fighting Chance” or Fighting Dirty? Michael Gross meets the Spartans’
18 Jan 2011, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Cian O’Driscoll (Glasgow)
Nation in Arms and French Military Identity’
30 Nov 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Alan Forrest (York University)
to a Court and the Security Council: Implications for Normative Hierarchy’
9 Nov 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos (Glasgow)
2 Nov 2010
Professor Joy Gordon (Fairfield University) with Professor David Miller (Oxford)
and Modern Military Coalitions: the Significance of Token Forces’
2 Nov 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Katharina Coleman (British Colombia/ CIS Visiting Fellow)
and Norms: What can the Nobel Peace Prize accomplish? The Inside Story’
26 October 2010
Professor Geir Lundestad (Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee)
Strategic Analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42: Lessons for
26 October 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Col Adam Finlay (Australian Army, CCW Visiting Fellow)
Wager Lost By Winning: on the 'Triumph' of the Just War Tradition’
19 October 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Nicholas Rengger (St Andrews)
12 October 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Professor Nancy Sherman (Georgetown).
- ‘Why We Fight’ -
The Second Annual Meeting of the Oxford War Group, Nuffield College
7 and 8 October 2010
- Dr Seth Lazar ‘On the Moral Importance of Winning'
- Dr Gerhard Øverland ‘An Extraordinary Humanitarian Intervention’
- Professor Yitzhak Benbaji ‘Just Cause for War: A Contractarian Analysis’.
- Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen ‘Global Injustice and Redistributive Wars’
- Dr Patrick Emerton ‘Cosmopolitanism, Self-Determination and National Self-Defence’
- Professor Cecile Fabre ‘Civil Wars’
- Professor Christopher Kutz ‘Violence as Victory’
- Professor Jeff McMahan ‘Is War Evil’?
8 June 2010, ELAC/CCW Event
With Dr David Rodin (ELAC), Wg Cdr Ash Mitchell (Defence Academy of the UK), Dapo Akande (ELAC and Law, Oxford) and Prof Henry Shue (Philosophy, Oxford)
A recording of this event with commentary on the footage (without audience comments) is also available here.
International Criminal Courts Strengthen Justice on the Ground in Post-Conflict
8 June 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Jane Stromseth (Georgetown University)
‘Intelligence and the Dhofar Insurgency: New Perspectives’
1 June 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Clive Jones (Leeds University)
Bodies and Damning Souls: The Danger of Harming "Innocent"
Individuals While Punishing"Delinquent" States'
25 May 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Toni Erskine (Aberystwyth University)
Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11'
18 May 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Robert Patman (Otago, NZ)
it doesn't matter whether we're at war with al-Qaeda'
11 May 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Anthony Dworkin (European Council on Foreign Relations)
Mafia and the Mullah: Counternarcotics, Counterinsurgency and Realpolitik
4 May 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Captain William Park (U.S. Navy Hudson Fellow, CCW Visiting Fellow and ELAC Research Associate)
Review Conference of the Rome Statute: Amending the Statute and Taking
Stock of the Court’
27 April 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof William Schabas (NUI) with Prof Claus Kress (University of Cologne)
the Mind in Peace Negotiations’
10 March 2010
Jeremy Lack (Lawyer and Mediator, Etude Altenburger Switzerland) / Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield (Institute for the Future of the Mind, Oxford)
Crimes Trials, Solemnity and the Problem of Evil’
2 March 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Gerry Simpson (LSE / University of Melbourne)
of Mud: Afghanistan 2001-2010'
23 Feb 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Antonio Giustozzi (LSE)
the nuclear taboo: The French perspective'
16 Feb 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Bastien Irondelle (Visiting Research Fellow, CCW)
Rights, Sovereignty and Military Intervention: A Dialogue with JS Mill’
9 Feb 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Michael Doyle (Columbia Law School)
and Love: The Role of Special Relationships in the Ethics of War’
2 Feb 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Dr Seth Lazar (Oxford)
thinking for an Age of Austerity’
26 Jan 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
David Blagden (Oxford)
19 Jan 2010, ELAC/CCW Seminar Series
Prof Victor Tadros (Professor, Law, University of Warwick).
Eradication of Infectious Diseases: Can ‘Not Very Much' undermine the
goal of ‘None at All'?
26-Nov-09, Getting to Zero Seminar Series
Dr Jodie McVernon (Programme Leader, Mathematical Modelling. Deputy Head, Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group, Melbourne School of Population Health, Australia)
New Approach to Nuclear Disarmament: Learning from International Humanitarian
19-Nov-09, Getting to Zero Seminar Series
Dr Patricia Lewis (Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, California, USA)
with Doctrines: Time to Outlaw Nuclear Weapon Use?
05-Nov-09, Getting to Zero Seminar Series
Dr Rebecca Johnson (Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London)
Diplomacy, Public Peace
Martin Griffiths (Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre)
Billion or Bottom Zero?
29-Oct-09, Getting to Zero Seminar Series
Professor Tony Venables (University of Oxford).
22-Oct-09, Getting to Zero Seminar Series
Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP
Chance? Aiming for Zero in Weapons Control
15-Oct-09, Getting to Zero Seminar Series
Prof. Richard Price (University of British Columbia)
and Noncombatant Immunity Roundtable (21.7
Prof. Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University), Dr. Helen Frowe (University of Sheffield), and Dr. Seth Lazar (ELAC)
"Cultural Heritage of All Mankind": Metaphysics, Ethics and
the Positive Laws of War (20.8
18-May-09, Trinity Term Seminar Series
Prof. Roger O'Keefe (Cambridge University)
Enigma of Article 2(4): Interests and Norms in IR Theory (20.1
11-May-09, Trinity Term Seminar Series
Prof. Ian Hurd (Northwestern University)
Lags and and Nonlinearity: Challenges to Governance in a Turbulent World
7-May-09 | <<PowerPoint slides (7.6MB)>>
Prof. Thomas-Homer Dixon ( University of Waterloo), Discussant: Prof. Nick Bostrom (Future of Humanity Institute)
Social Ethics of Believing (24
4-May-09, Trinity Term Seminar Series
Prof. Allen Buchanan (Duke University)
and the Laws of War: Conflicting Interpretation (23
27-Apr-09, Trinity Term Seminar Series
Prof. Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto), Prof. Henry Shue (Oxford), and Dr. David Rodin (Oxford)
- 15 Years After Genocide: Where Now for
- Session 1- Genocide Memory and Complicity (to follow soon)
2- Domestic Justice and Governance (16.5MB)
- Dr. Phil Clark, "The Politics of Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation
- Jean-Baptiste Kayigamba "The Failure of Post-Genocide Justice"
3- Regional and International Impact of the Genocide (32.2MB)
- Zachary D. Kaufman "The Establishment of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda"
- Bruno Versailles "Economic and Political Rationales for Aid Giving in Rwanda"
- Dr. Devon Curtis "Peace- and State-Building in the Great Lakes Region"
Leap of Trust? Overcoming Distrust in US-Iranian Nuclear Relations (17.9
2-Mar-09, Hilary Term Seminar Series
Prof. Nicholas Wheeler (Aberystwyth University)
Individual Rights Transformed World Politics (14.7
24-Feb-09, Hilary Term Seminar Series
Prof. Christian Reus-Smit (Australian National University)
Responsibility for Private Military Contractors (23.1
23-Feb-09, Hilary Term Seminar Series
Prof. Nigel White (University of Sheffield) Discussant: Antonios Tzanakopoulos
(DPhil candidate, Oxford)
Should Intervene? The Agents of Humanitarian Intervention & the
Responsibility to Protect (18.3
9-Feb-09, Hilary Term Seminar Series
Dr James Pattison (University of the West of England) Discussant: Seth Lazar (DPhil, Oxford)
War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction
Prof. Graciana del Castillo (Columbia University). Discussant: Dr. Dominik Zaum (University of Reading)
Disproportionality: Another Attempt at Rules with Teeth
26-Jan-09, Hilary Term Seminar Series
Prof. Henry Shue (Oxford). Discussant: Janina Dill (DPhil candidate, Oxford)
Competence and Understanding War in International Relations
19-Jan-09, Hilary Term Seminar Series
Prof. Mervyn Frost (King's College London). Discussant: Dr. Christopher Bickerton (Oxford)