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Energy Justice and Energy Poverty Conference

Dates: 21/03/2019 - 22/03/2019
Time: 9:45AM - 2:30PM
Location: Newark Room and Senate Room


Aoife Foley recently was part of a team of academics who reviewed the local climate plans of 885 towns and cities in the EU. For coverage see here: https://theconversation.com/we-examined-885-european-cities-plans-to-tackle-climate-change-heres-what-we-found-95733 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58104.

Tom Walker currently holds a 17-months Leadership Fellow Grant from the AHRC on the topic of “Healthcare professionals' obligations when treating patients with chronic illness” (running from August 2017 to December 2018). As part of this grant Tom spent four weeks at the Hastings Center in New York State and eight weeks at the University of Sydney in 2017, and he recently visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Fabian Schuppert has been appointed to serve a second term on the Research Foundation Flanders’ (FWO) Expert Panel on Ethics and Philosophy (from January 2019 – December 2021). The FWO is the primary funder of academic research in Flanders, offering doctoral scholarships, postdoctoral scholarships, and research grants.


September 2018

John Barry gave a paper on ‘Post-Growth Economics, Sustainability and Equality’, at a workshop on ‘The Emergence of Green Political Philosophy’, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, September 7th 2018


John Barry gave a presentation on ‘The Post-Truth about Saving the World’ at the Open Government Conference, 13th September 2018, Riddell Hall, QUB. https://www.academia.edu/37407096/The_post_truth_about_saving_the_world.pptx

August 2018

Stefan Andreasson is Section Chair for three panels on The Political Economy of Energy Transitions at the 2018 ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, 22-26 August 2018.

John Barry presented at the ‘Alternative University’ section of Féile an Phobail Community Festival, Duncairn Centre, giving a talk on ‘Varieties of Environmental Activism for a Just Transition from Unsustainability: class, climate change, divestment and a new economy, or What fuel poverty, flute bands and the fleadh have to do with environmental politics’, Saturday 11th August 2018.  https://www.academia.edu/37234493/Varieties_of_environmental_activism_for_a_just_transition_from_unsustainability_class_climate_change_divestment_and_a_new_economy_Or_What_fuel_poverty_flute_bands_and_the_fleadh_have_to_do_with_environmental_politics

May 2018

Fabian Schuppert will be participating in a roundtable discussion of Chris Armstrong’s new book on Justice & Natural Resources at the University of Hertfordshire, 17th-18th May 2018.

In May 2018 John Barry became commissioning editor for Palgrave Macmillan’s new ‘Environmental Political Theory’ book series.

John Barry gave a keynote presentation, ‘Hope in and for the environmental movement’, to the ‘Summit of the Isles’ gathering of Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland, Scotland, England Wales and Ireland, An Cregan, Co. Tyrone, 3rd May 2018

April 2018

In April 2018 Tom Walker spoke at a workshop on 'Perspectives in biogerontology: advances and ethics implications' held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tom’s talk investigated the ways in which developments that delay ageing can increase health inequalities, particularly inequalities in life expectancy, and how we should respond to that challenge.

John Barry presented a paper entitled ‘Post-Growth Economics, Sustainability and Equality: Towards a Green Republican Political Economy’, at the ECPR Joint Session workshop on ‘Green Politics and Republicanism’, Nicosia, Cyprus, 10th-13th April. https://ecpr.eu/Filestore/PaperProposal/c9ec1a4f-fbaf-427d-bab7-1a764dde7e74.pdf

March 2018

In March 2018, Keith Breen spent time at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin as an invited international visitor.

Ryan McLean visited the Chinese Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in March 2018. Ryan also became an associate member of the Centre, aiming to intensify research collaboration between Sydney and Queen’s.

John Barry gave 2 keynote addresses to the European Network for Environmental Citizenship, 1st Joint European Meeting, Conceptualization of Environmental Citizenship for the 21st Century Education, Lemesos Cyprus, 1-2 March 2018:

 ‘Conceptualising environmental citizenship’ – https://www.academia.edu/36068915/Conceptualising_Environmental_Citizenship

 ‘Education for environmental citizenship’ –   https://www.academia.edu/36068925/Education_for_Environmental_Citizenship

John Barry gave a talk on ‘A Wild World’ at Jubilee Launch and Larne BioBlitz event, 22nd 2018


February 2018

Tom Walker presented a paper at the Irish Philosophy Club's annual conference in February 2018 trying to untangle what is needed for someone to have consented.

John Barry gave a talk to the QUB PPE society, January 17th 2018, on ‘From pre-analytical axiom to core state imperative and dominant ‘common sense’: a genealogy of the ideology of economic growth’,


January 2018

In January 2018 Tom Walker attended a workshop in London to comment on proposals to improve ethics and law training for public health professionals, including consideration of how justice should be incorporated into that training.

Stefan Andreassonwas invited as a speaker, on ‘The Impact of the US Energy Revolution on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Commodity Chains’, at an international conference on Value Chains in the Global South: Challenges of the Integration in the Global Economy, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation and hosted at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 29-31 October 2017.


March 2019

Energy Justice and Energy Poverty

November 2018

John Barry is organising an ‘International Victims Conference: Remembering Innocent Victims of Terrorism’, November 7th 2018, QUB, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-victims-conference-remembering-innocent-victims-of-terrorism-tickets-50431903180?aff=erelexpmlt

September 2018

The CSRI will host a two-day international workshop on Ethics and Chronic Illness, organised by Tom Walker, on September 6th & 7th 2018. The workshop will feature a range of distinguished international speakers, exploring two main strands: chronic illness in an ageing society and public health measures to prevent chronic illness.

August 2018

John Barry organised a public event on ‘Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past: QUB Consultation Event’, Monday 13th August, Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast.


June 2018

Fabian Schuppert is co-organiser (with Suzanne Whitten and Shane O’Neill) of an international workshop on Decolonizing global justice, hosted by the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s. The workshop will be held on May 31st and June 1st 2018.

May 2018

John Barry organised a one-day workshop on ‘Transformative Loyalism – Remembering the Future’, Friday 18th May, 22 University Square, Room 1/005, QUB.

April 2018

Keith Breen organised a one-day international workshop on Labour and Recognition on Friday 20th April 2018.

John Barry organised a one-day workshop on ‘Populism in Hard Times: A Threat to Democracy?’, Friday 27th April 2018, Graduate School room 01/009, QUB.

Fabian Schuppert co-organised a workshop on ‘Green Politics and Civic Republicanism’, at the ECPR Joint Session workshop on ‘Green Politics and Republicanism’, Nicosia, Cyprus, 10th-13th April

March 2018

John Barry organised a public event on ‘Victims, Collusion and the Past’, Wednesday 14th March, 4pm, Room 02/026, Peter Frogatt Centre, Queens University Belfast,


John Barry organised a one-day workshop on ‘Hope in Turbulent Times’, Friday 23rd March, Old Staff Common Room, Queen’s University Belfast

February 2018

John Barry hosted a talk from The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of the province of Ontario, Canada, 16th February 2018, on ‘Sustainable development and communities’.

December 2017

Keith Breen organised a symposium on Work, Ethics, and Democracy in December 2017.

John Barry (in press/December 2018), ‘The Anthropocene or Welcome to our Fluxed Futures’, in Arias-Maldonado, M. and Trachtenberg, Z. (eds), Rethinking the Environment for the Anthropocene: Political Theory and Socionatural Relations in the New Geological Epoch, (London: Routledge), https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rethinking-Environment-Anthropocene-Socionatural-Geological/dp/1138302163/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537428669&sr=1-1&keywords=rethinking+the+environment+in+the+anthropocene

Fremaux, A. and John Barry (in press/2018), ‘The “Good Anthropocene” and Green Political Theory: Rethinking Environmentalism, Resisting Ecomodernism’, in Biermann, F. and Lövbrand, E. (eds), Anthropocene Encounters: New Directions in Green Political Thinking, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

John Barry (in press/2018), ‘A Genealogy of Economic Growth as Ideology and Cold War Core State Imperative’, New Political Economy.

John Barry (forthcoming/2019), ‘Class, Political Economy and Loyalist Political Disaffection: Agonistic Politics and the Flag Protests’, Special issue of the journal Mobilization, edited by Dr. Sophie Long.

John Barry (forthcoming/2019) ‘Planning in and for a post-growth and post-carbon economy’, in Cowell, R et al (eds), Routledge Companion Volume to Environmental Planning and Sustainability (London: Routledge).

Selected recent publications

Andreasson, S. ‘Energy Producers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond the Gatekeeper State?’, Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal (2018, forthcoming https://doi.org/10.1080/23802014.2018.1448716).

Reckien D., Salvia M., Heidrich O., Marco J.C., Piatrapertosa, F., De Gregorio-Hurtado S., D’Alonzo V., Foley A., Simoes, S.G.S. , Krkoška Lorencová E. , Orru H. , Orru K., Wejs A., Flacke J., Olazabal M., Geneletti D, Feliu E., Vasilie S., Nador C., Krook-Riekkola A. & 11 others ‘How are cities planning to respond to climate change? Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities and towns in EU-28 countries.,’ Journal of Cleaner Production (2018): 191: 207-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.220

Walker, T., ‘Consent and Autonomy’ in P. Schaber and A. Müller (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on The Ethics of Consent, forthcoming.

Hunter, R.F., Gough A., O’Kane N, McKeown G, Fitzpatrick A, Walker T, McKinley M, Lee M, and Kee F, ’Ethical issues in social media research for public health’, American Journal of Public Health, online first

Breen, K. ‘Arendt, Republicanism, and Political Freedom,’ in Arendt on Freedom, Liberation, and Revolution, ed. Kei Hiruta (Palgrave, forthcoming).

Breen, K. ‘Meaningful Work and Freedom: Self-Realization, Autonomy, and Non-Domination in Work,’ in The Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work, eds Ruth Yeoman, Catherine Bailey, Adrian Madden, and Marc Thompson (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Breen, K. and McBride, C. (eds) Exploring Republican Freedom: Freedom and Domination (Routledge, 2018).

Andreasson, S. ‘Emerging frontiers of energy exploration in post-boom Africa’, pp. 195-208, in S. Raszewski (ed.), The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Andreasson, S. ‘Fossil-fuelled development and the legacy of Post-Development theory in twenty-first century Africa’, Third World Quarterly 38: 2634-2649.

Andreasson, S. ‘Comparing British and American conservatisms through the prism of African development’, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 55 (2017): 471-488.

Schuppert, F. and Seidel, C., 'Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al. ', Climatic Change 140 (2017): 101-107.

Breen, K. ‘Non-Domination, Workplace Republicanism, and the Justification of Worker Voice and Control’, International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 33(2017), 419-439.

Breen, K. ‘Truce Thinking and Just War Theory’, Journal of Global Ethics 13 (2017): 14-27.

Schuppert, F., 'Zur Ethik (intergenerationeller) Risikoauferlegung', Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft & Ethik 21 (2017): 171-196.

Neville, Kate J., Jennifer Baka, Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Karen Bakker, Stefan Andreasson, Avner Vengosh, Alvin Lin, Jewellord Nem Singh and Erika Weinthal. ‘Debating unconventional energy: social, political and economic implications’, Annual Review of Environment and Resources 42 (2017): 241-266.

Walker, T. ‘The Obligation to Provide Information where Valid Consent is Not Needed’, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 2017, volume 27 number 4, pp.501-525

Walker, T., ‘Ageing, Justice, and Resource Allocation’, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2016, volume 42, pp.348-352.

Walker, T. ‘Paternalism and Populations’, Public Health Ethics, 2016, volume 9 number 1, pp.46-54, doi: 10.1093/phe/phv019

McTernan, E., O’Neill, M., Schemmel, C., and Schuppert, F., 'If you care about social equality, you want a big state: Home, work, care and social egalitarianism', Juncture 23(2), 2016, pp. 138-144.

Breen, K. ‘In Defence of Meaningful Work as a Public Policy Concern,’ in Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflection in the Public Sphere, eds A. Fives and K. Breen (Palgrave, 2016): 137-160.

Schuppert, F., 'Carbon Sink Conservation and Global Justice: Benefitting, Free Riding and Non-Compliance', Res Publica 22 (2016): 99-116.