Center for Ethics & Value Inquiry (CEVI)

The Center for Ethics & Value Inquiry (CEVI) carries out research and teaching on the ethics of globalisation and on ethics under the conditions of globalisation. We specialize in researching current sense-making of globalisation phenomena, in particular the 'language of ethics' and its 'existentials' (Edel).

CEVI is based at Ghent University in Belgium where it is part of the Department of Philosophy
and Moral Science.

The Centre is also involved in international networks and platforms. CEVI is a founding member of the International Global Ethics Association (IGEA). While we are an academic stakeholder, CEVI maintains good and collaborative relations with the civil and the professional community.

Upcoming Event

THURSDAY 19 MAY 2016 (16:00h)
Auditorium B


Europe, Migration, and The Emperor's New Clothes

Dr. Marko Stamenkovic

How do intimacy, masculinity and inter-masculine privacy enter the public preserve of 'European refugee crisis' nowadays? This talk is a short tale about a ‘foreign affair’ between Europe and its significant other: an invite to think and rethink to which extent both sides involved in the so-called integration process comply with our capacity to imagine a ‘life more glamorous’ for everyone and, also, anyone being part of it. And it's no secret: to migrate from an expectable, either politically correct or incorrect position with regard to this and related issues, presents but another opportunity to exercise the power of words and images (or its lack thereof) around mankind at large – their lives and deaths, their vices and virtues, and the crisis of the self in front of the other. Are you ready?

Marko Stamenkovic (1977) is art historian, critic and curator from the south of Serbia. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Ghent (2014). Over the month of April 2016, he was Artist-in-Residence of MuseumsQuartier Wien/Q21 invited by BMEIA (The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs).

For further information please contact:

Tom Claes ()
Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2 - B-9000 Ghent - Belgium