Kei Hiruta
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Website
http://oxford.academia.edu/KeiHiruta/
Job Title
Research Fellow
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Oxford University
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Democracy, Ethics, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Justice, Peace, War
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am a political theorist based in the University of Oxford, where I am Research Fellow at Wolfson College. I was Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council, and have held visiting positions at Columbia University, Bard College, and the University of Tokyo.

Kei Hiruta's Blog

Historical Reconciliation in East Asia: How Optimistic Should We Be?

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:10am 4 Comments

In a recent episode of BBC Radio 4’s The Public Philosopher, Michael Sandel invites young men and women from China, Japan and South Korea to discuss national guilt and historical reconciliation. The conversation begins with factual questions concerning, for example, the nature of Japan’s past imperial expansion and the sincerity of the Japanese…

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Thinking about Avril Lavigne’s 'Hello Kitty'

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 8:56pm 1 Comment

Has anybody watched the latest music video by Avril Lavigne? As some of you would be aware, ‘Hello Kitty’ has been widely accused of racism and cultural appropriation. I’ve followed the controversy with curiosity, not least because it’s a part of philosophers’ job to consider when it’s appropriate to use normative terms to blame someone or something. It’s one thing to say that a singer is tasteless; it’s quite another to say she’s racist and indulges in cultural appropriation. One is an…

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Summer ethics research opportunities / Funded MA and PhD places at Central European University

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Central European University is accepting applications for the following programmes:

 

1) Funded MA and PhD places in Philosophy

 

2) Funded MPA places at the CEU School of Public Policy

 

3) Research courses/workshops for pre- and post-doctoral researchers in ethics and other areas at the CEU Summer…

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Call for Applications: Academic Visitor Programme for Trinity Term 2013 (Start Date: 21 April), University of Oxford

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 7:29am 0 Comments

The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics hosts scholars and students wishing to engage in research in practical and applied ethics as academic visitors. The Centre is an integral part of the Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence…

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