Managing Risk Ethically

We would often like to see risk as a simple calculation of probability of an unwanted event occurring and the severity of that event. Unfortunately, this approach often overlooks significant factors that can have a negative impact on your business. Drawing on historical cases, this talk will focus on what is meant by risk and consider the ethical implications of the distribution of cost and benefit in risky situations.


Kevin Macnish
Teaching Fellow and Consultant, University of Leeds, UK
Dr Kevin Macnish is Teaching Fellow and Consultant at the Centre for Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds. Drawing on his experience working at GCHQ, Defence Intelligence Staff and the US Department of Defense, Kevin’s research concerns the ethics of security, surveillance, and technology. Kevin also works as a consultant in security, has participated in a number of FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects, and sits on the ethics review board for Horizon2020 Security projects. He is the author of numerous articles on surveillance ethics and has been interviewed on national television and radio.