CFP: Living Ethically in the Global World

March 27-29, 2014 University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) Philosophy Department and UAA Ethics Center are jointly hosting a conference and convocation of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. We will gather around the theme “Living Ethically in the Global World.” Intentionally the broad theme allows for diverse papers engaging ethics and topics requiring ethical analysis. Rogers Ames will offer the keynote address on Confucian Role Ethics.

We are particularly hopeful that there will be broad participation from students and faculty with interest and expertise in non-Western perspectives.  We are eager to have participants from many countries and states.


Ninth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and
UAA Ethics Center Inaugural Convocation
Conference Theme:  Living Ethically in the Global World

Keynote Speaker: Professor Roger Ames, PhD
Department o f Philosophy
University of Hawai’I, Manoa, Co-director, East-West Center

Keynote Address: “Confucian Role Ethics”

When: March 27 to March 29, 2014

Where:  University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, USA

The Ninth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and the UAA Ethics Center Inaugural Convocation will be held at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Anchorage, AK from March 27-29, 2014. The organizers and sponsors are delighted to have Professor Roger Ames as our keynote speaker. The conference and convocation will be forums for exchange of ideas and research between undergraduate students, advanced graduate students and faculty as well as members of the community on various philosophical topics, including those that have ethical and religious significance. The conference and convocation are organized by the Department of Philosophy and UAA Ethics Center and are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, and Confucius Institute at UAA.

Call for Undergraduate Papers

Undergraduate papers are being called that address this year’s conference theme of “Living Ethically in the Global World.” Undergraduate papers in all areas of philosophy are also welcomed. International students as well as students from other US universities are particularly encouraged to apply.  Papers addressing cross cultural ethics or ethical issues will receive priority.

Call for Convocation Papers

The UAA Ethics Center invites faculty and advanced graduate students to submit papers addressing ethics or topics needing ethical analysis. We extend a particular welcome to papers that involve Chinese, East Asian, South Asian or other international perspectives.

Requirements for All Submissions

Abstracts should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words in Microsoft Word formats and should be sent as an email attachment, to the conference<> before December 16, 2013. If your abstract is accepted, then a full paper of no more than 4,000 words should be submitted in order to be included in the conference proceedings. Abstracts as well as the anticipated fifteen minute conference presentation should be prepared in English. (Full papers for the conference proceedings may be submitted in Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, or English.)

Additional Details

All participants are responsible for travel expenses.

A limited number of home-stays will be available to undergraduate participants.

More information will be forthcoming on the UAA Department of Philosophy and UAA Ethics Center Websites by November 2013. In the meantime, for inquiries please contact the following people:

Conference Co-chairs:
Dr. Kristin Helweg Hanson (
Dr. Raymond Anthony (; 907.786.4459)

UAA Ethics Center Co-Director:
Dr. Stephanie Bauer (; 907.786.4677)

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