CEL Events (Past)
- Launch Event - Risk & Regulation: Regulation and the social meaning of risk
- Ethical performance of business – achievements, aspirations and expectations
- Business reputation - ethics in the downturn
- Expertise in Ethics & Risk Regulation
- Inaugural AstraZeneca Think Tank Debate
- The Governance of Autonomous Systems
- Second Annual Lecture: The Moral Limits of Markets
- Perception and Reality: The Compensation Culture
- Performance vs. Compliance: A Global Leader's Guide to Managing Business Conduct
- Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media, corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights
- Shareholder Engagement in the Embedded Business Corporation: Investment Activism, Human Rights and TWAIL Discourse
- Conflicts of Interest: A mere governance challenge or a moral maze?
- Humans vs. Robots: Where are the limits of what an autonomous system should do?
- Between Law and Markets: Is there a Role for Ethics and Culture in Financial Regulation?
- Handling Problem Projects - Accountability mechanisms at international financial institutions and case studies
- CEL Annual Lecture 2012: Media Freedoms & Media Standards
- Lehman Brothers and the Lawyers: (When) Are Lawyers Ethically Responsible for Client Wrongs?
- Workshop on the Financial Sustainability of Banks
- Think Tank with Andrew Bailey
Launch Event - Risk & Regulation: Regulation and the social meaning of risk
Publication date: Mar 19, 2012 4:20:10 PM
Oct 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM
About this event
We now live in a ‘risk society', pre-occupied with hazards to life and heath. Risk is both negative and positive: risk is both danger and innovation. What is the appropriate balance? Under what circumstances is it acceptable for individuals to be exposed to risks to which they have not consented? How do we encourage socially beneficially risk-taking while avoiding recklessness? How do we frame regulation in order to reduce danger, but support innovation?
Appropriate regulation will need to be sensitive to three parties to risk: the beneficiaries of the risky activity; those upon whom the risk is imposed; and those who determine whether the risky action takes place. Regulation will also reflect the fact that often individuals are happy to live with a particular level of risk in their lives, and so will change their behaviour in unexpected ways in response to a changing risk environment. Watch a video of this event below. Alternatively, a download is available on iTunes U.
The Centre for Ethics & Law was launched on 21 October 2009. The inaugural lecture "Risk & Regulation" was given by Professor Jonathan Wolff and chaired by Lord Neuberger of Abbostbury, the Master of the Rolls.
- Opening Welcome (Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President & Provost)
- About the Centre (Dr. Sylvie Delacroix, Centre for Ethics & Law Director)
- Introduction to Risk & Regulation (Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls)
- Keynote speech (Professor Jonathan Wolff)
- Final thoughts (Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls)
- Closing thanks (Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of the Faculty of Laws)
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