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Please note, the program is still in development and is subject to change.


Opening Ceremony

March 19
Ekounou Campus

9:30 - 10:00
Arrival and Inscription

10:00 - 10:30
Opening Ceremony of the EthicsLab’s Launch Week:
Welcome Prayer by Dr. Stève Gaston Bobongaud, Parish Priest, UCAC
Poème: Eloge à l’éthique - Elle/La mort des mots (by Johanne Ewoudou)
Welcome address of Pr. Richard Ngono, Dean, Department of Philosophy
Welcome address by Pr. Jean Bertrand Salla, Rector, UCAC

10:30 - 11:00
EthicsLab Tribute to Fabien Eboussi Boulaga
15-minute video of the Yaoundé Seminars
Statements by Ernest Mbonda & Thierry Ngosso

Moderator: Destade Awana

11:00 - 12:00
Inaugural Keynote Address by Godfrey Tangwa
“Ethics and The Environment”
Introduced by Thierry Ngosso



Ethicslab - Berggruen workshop

mARCH 19
Ekounou Campus

14:15 - 16:00
Opening Statement & Keynote Address
Mathias Risse, ”Half a Century After Malcolm X Came to Africa:
How to Think about the Thin Presence of African Thought in Global-Justice Debates.”
Introduced by Thierry Ngosso
Discussants: Ndidi Nwaneri, Nils Gilman

16:30 - 18:00
Brian Berkey, “The Nonworseness Principle and the Wrong of Exploitation:
Why Multinational Corporations Have Positive Duties to the Global Poor”
Discussants: Nancy Myles, Akampurira Andrew, Seign-Goura Yorbana
Chair: Florian Wettstein

18:00 - 20:00
Apéro / Reception followed by Welcome Dinner

mARCH 20
ekounou campus

9:00 - 10:30
Sungho Kimlee, “Erase Thyself: Self-Cultivation in Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism”
Discussants: Mpho Tshivaye, Belinga Pierre Germain, Jean Eric Bitang
Chair: Noelia Bueno Gomez

10:45 - 12:15
Thierry Ngosso, “What, If Anything At All, Do African Societies Themselves Owe to their Own Citizens in terms of Health (Care) ?”
Discussants: Kebadu Mekonen, Oyekan Adeolu, Keita Fatoumata Keita
Chair: Katrin Flikschuh

12:30 - 13:00
Closing Statement and Keynote Address
Ajume Wingo, “In The Shed of Power”
Chair: Thierry Ngosso



Institution-building panels

By Invitation only

March 20
ekounou campus

14:00 - 15:00
Structure & Governance
Research Center & Think Tank
EthicsLab’s Vision & Intellectual Agenda, 5-10 Years Plan

15:00 - 16:00
Scientific Exchange & Funding
Joint Projects & Faculty/Student Exchanges
Chairs: Thierry Ngosso & Tamo Atabongawung



International Conference

March 21
nkolbisson campus

9:00 - 10:30
Keynote Session
Danielle Allen, “Why We Do What We Do: Human Values,
Ethics Centers, and the Hope of Human Flourishing”

Chair: Tamo Atabongawung

11:00 - 12:30
Concurrent Sessions / Sessions Parallèles

Éthique et Education
“Projet éducatif et enjeux éthiques pour une Afrique en mutation”
Jean Bertrand Salla
Simeon Essama Owono
Claire Mengue
Chair: Thomas Tchoungui

Ethics and Health
“Priorizing healthcare in resource-limited settings: Ethical considerations”

Noelia Bueno
Basile Ngono
Chair: Gloria Ashuntantang

Éthique et Environnement
“Ethique et Environnement: Perspectives africaines”
Rodrigue Nzameyo
Dany Rondeau
Corine Besson
Gabriel Ndinga
Chair: Ernest Mbonda

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch / Déjeuner

14:00 - 15:30
Session Principale:
Alain Renaut, “L'éthique entre questions de principes et questions d'application”
Chair: Bidjeck Song Rosine

16:00 - 17:30
Concurrent Sessions / Sessions Parallèles

Ethics and Politics
”The Idea of the State as a Failed Universal: Implications of
state failure for normative political thinking”

Mathias Risse
Ajume Wingo
Dan Demetriou
Chair: Katrin Flikschuh

Éthique et Entreprise
“De la ‘Cosm-étique’ à une éthique appliquée dans les affaires?”

Gilles Lhuilier
Geert Demuijnck
Emmanuel Babissagana
Chair: François Ndzana

March 22
nkolbisson campus

9:00 - 10:30
Session Principale
Philippe Van Parijs, “L’université peut-elle
rendre l’économie plus éthique?”

Chair: Mikael Petitjean

11:00 - 12:30
Concurrent Sessions / Sessions Parallèles

Ethics and Education
”Educational Goods: Values and Policy”

Kizito Forbi
Engelbert Meyongo
Chair: Adam Swift

Éthique et Santé
"Les espaces de construction d’une éthique du soin dans les sociétés
africaines contemporaines: Enjeux et perspectives”

Benjamin Nkoum
Richard Ngono
Chair: Estelle Kouokam

Ethics and Environment
“Environmental Ethics: what should be the role of scholars and students?”

Brossala Diddy Kondjo
Olantunji Oyeshile
Dorothea Gädeke
Chair: Ingrid Robeyns

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch / Déjeuner

14:00 - 15:30
Keynote Session:
Rose Leke: “Practical Realities in Biomedical Research Ethics
in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chair: Ndidi Nwaneri

16:00 - 17:30
Concurrent Sessions / Sessions Parallèles

Éthique et Politique
“La formation éthique des acteurs du politique (élus et agents de l’Etat)”
Ernest Mbonda
Mathias Owona Nguini
Stève Gaston Bobongaud
Chair: Dany Rondeau

Ethics and Economy
“What should be the economic model for African countries going forward?”
Georges Pavlakos
Florian Wettstein
Mikael Petitjean
Richard Ondji’i Toung
Chair: Nien-hê Hsieh

18:00 - 19:00
Closing Ceremony
Chair: Emmanuel Babissagana



March 23

9:00 - 11:00
Sightseeing Tour and Farewell