Seminars and events

Ethos runs a range of events that bring together a wide range of voices.

The care revolution: How our response to the coronavirus is our last chance to prevent ecologically driven societal collapse - 5th August

  • Guest: Dr Rupert Read, Spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia
  • Guest-hosted by Professor Bobby Banerjee


Covid-19 has taught us how much our care for each other and for our society matters. Can that lesson be applied to the ecological crisis (that underlies the pandemic itself) too? The clock is ticking, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. This probably represents humanity’s very last chance to change course away from eco-induced societal collapse. The opportunities to reset do not come along often – not even once in a decade. Therefore, by the time the next one comes around, it will be too late. What can we do to ensure we don’t miss this opportunity?


Rupert Read is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He is a former chair of the Green House think tank and is a former Green Party of England and Wales councillor, spokesperson, European parliamentary candidate and national parliamentary candidate. He is currently a national UK spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion. In his spare time, Rupert enjoys working on his allotment.

Bobby Banerjee is Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise at the business school at City, University of London. He writes a bit, talks a lot and dreams of not zooming some day.

Decolonizing the Business School: Panel Discussion and Workshop.

An ETHOS Event

1st July, 2-5pm BST. Via zoom.

In July 2020, ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at City, University of London hosted a workshop on decolonizing the business school.

Following global protests, issues of race and the legacy of colonialism are more pressing than ever. Universities around the world have been asked how they can decolonize their curriculum. This process is more advanced in the humanities and some social sciences. Business Schools need to join the process.

In this virtual workshop, we explored what it means to decolonize the business school. We also looked at what this might look like in practice in terms of curriculum design, teaching, administration and research. During the workshop, we brought together a group of experts on the topic who work in business schools as well as other disciplines. We also encouraged people to reflect on their own education practices and identify areas for change. Finally, we strived to identify specific actions that we can take to decolonize business schools.

The workshop will be useful for people teaching and working in business schools. It provides an overview of what decolonizing means for the business school. It also gave participants an opportunity to work in small groups to identify practical steps they might take to push for a transformational change to decolonize the business school.

Panelists included Gurminder Bhambra (University of Sussex), Sadhvi Dar (Queen Mary University of London and Cofounder of Decolonizing Alliance), Stella Nkomo (University of Pretoria), Banu Ozkazanc-Pan (Brown University) and Jenny Rodriguez (University of Manchester and Cofounder of Decolonizing Alliance).

Please register here

Event flyer

Pre-workshop reading material

1. Decolonising the university in 2020

2. Is decolonising the new black?

3. A postcolonial and anti-colonial reading of ‘African’ leadership and management in organization studies: Tensions, contradictions and possibilities

4. CSR as Gendered Neocoloniality in the Global South

5. Accounting for British History