|Discussion Group 1
|Facilitators: Hugh Breakey & Kristján Kristjánsson
Dr Hugh Breakey is Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow in moral philosophy at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (Brisbane, Australia). Hugh’s work spans the philosophical sub-disciplines of political theory, normative ethics, applied philosophy, and legal theory. He has extensive experience in the application of ethical, legal, and political philosophy to a wide array of challenging practical fields, including institutional governance, integrity systems and corruption, climate change, sustainable tourism, peacekeeping, safety industries, property and intellectual property, professional ethics, human rights, and international law.
Professor Kristján Kristjánsson (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, at the University of Birmingham, U.K. His interests lie in research on character and virtues at the intersection between moral philosophy, moral psychology and moral education. He has published various books on those issues, the latest ones are Friendship for Virtue(O.U.P., 2022) and Flourishing as the Aim of Education (Routledge, 2020). His previous books include Aristotelian Character Education, (Routledge, 2015) which won the SES Prize for the best Education book of 2015 in the U.K., and has since been translated into Japanese, as well as Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology (C.U.P., 2013), which has a Korean translation. In addition to leading a number of the Jubilee Centre’s flagship projects, Kristján oversees all research activities in the Centre. As a member of various international organisations, Kristján collaborates with colleagues in Asia, Europe and the U.S.A. on issues that relate to the cultivation of virtuous character in general and virtuous emotions in particular. Kristján is Editor of the Journal of Moral Education.