Ethical Forum 2019 - Programme

Academics as soldiers ? 

Welcome desk   13.30 - 14.00 

Part 1: 14.00 – 15.30 

Jacques WILLEMS (chairman of the University Foundation)

Introduction and Chairman of the first part
Bart PATTYN (coordinator of the Ethical Forum 2019)


 Keynote addresses


  • Erno VANDEWEERT (Policy Officer Defence Research, European Commission)
  • Jo COELMONT (Senior Research Fellow Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations)
  • Michel QUENTIN (Unité d’Etudes Européennes, Faculté de droit et de science politique de l’Université de Liège) 

Short interventions from the floor

 Part 2: 16.00 – 18.00

Panel discussion chaired by Dominique WILLEMS


  • Christophe WASINSKI (Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales, Département de Science politique, Institut d'études européennes, ULB) 
  • Johan DE TAVERNIER (Faculteit Godgeleerdheid, KU Leuven)       
  • Federico SANTOPINTO (GRIP Group vor Research and Information on Peace and Security)
  • Frédéric MAURO (IRIS, Spécialiste des questions de défense Européenne)
  • Bart PATTYN (Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven)


   General discussion: Keynote speakers, panel members and audience

Concluding remarks by Philippe VAN PARIJS


Participation is free of charge, but registration is requested. To register please click the "REGISTRATION" button above.

The available presentations and a number of interesting relevant background documents can be found in the "DOWNLOADS 2019" section of this website. Documents will be added as they become available.

At the end of the first part a number of participants will be invited to present short interventions. Participants who are interested to do so, are invited to indicate this on the registration form (or to send an email) with a short sketch of their discussion item.