Anna Alomes

  •   Visiting Fellow, May - November 2012

Anna AlomesDr Anna Alomes is a British born Australian philosopher and ethicist with key research interests in moral philosophy, human transformation, applied ethics, nonviolence, transitional justice, reconciliation, restorative justice, comparative philosophy, peace studies and human rights. Anna has 25 years of teaching experience, postgraduate supervision and international forum facilitation.

Anna has worked with Nobel Peace Laureates, works in India with the Tibetan Government in Exile for part of each year and has been the Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Tasmania for 5 years. She ran a peacebuilding NGO the World Institute for Nonviolence and Reconciliation for 10 years and is a founding member of the Global Gandhian Movement for Swaraj (GGMS) where she works on independent peacebuilding projects. Anna has spent the past 12 months completing two monographs on nonviolence: Power in Philosophy – two arguments for nonviolence today (focusing on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa under Nelson Mandela and the Tibetan Government in Exile under HH the Dalai Lama); and with the late Shri Ravindra Varma: Towards a Nonviolent Mind (focusing on the urgent need to reduce violence and move toward adopting a compassionate mind, the past 100 years of nonviolent social transformation inclusive of the Egyptian Revolution and techniques drawn cross-culturally from four thousand years across religious and secular practice for creating a nonviolent mind). Both books feature a Foreword by HH the Dalai Lama.

During her Fellowship, in June 2012, Anna presented in Germany at the Academy of World Religion on Dialogue through the lens of Universal Responsibility (publication forthcoming). While at LSE Anna will be undertaking research towards a new monograph on global secular ethics incorporating a review of the past decade on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and a Charter of Universal Responsibility.