European Union and Disunion: What has held Europeans together and what is dividing them?
Friday 4 November 2016, The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA HonFRS FMedSci Hon.MRIA combines writing on political philosophy and ethics with a range of public activities. She comes from Northern Ireland and has worked mainly in Britain and the US. She was Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge from 1992-2006 and Honorary Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge. She was President of the British Academy from 2005-2009, chaired the Nuffield Foundation from 1998-2010, and has been a crossbench member of the House of Lords since 2000. She chaired the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2012-2016, and is currently on the boards of the Medical Research Council and the Banking Standards Review. She lectures and writes on justice and ethics, and in particular on the work of Immanuel Kant. Recent publications also address questions about accountability and trust, justice and borders, the future of universities, the quality of legislation and the ethics of communication.