Monday, January 5, 2009

Undergrad Ethics Conference - U. Evansville (CFP)

The University of Evansville Philosophy Club and Department of Philosophy and Religion
(with the generous support of The GAGE Corporation)
1st Annual Undergraduate Ethics Conference, Pro and Contra
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2009
Location: University of Evansville campus in Evansville, Indiana.

The purpose of the conference is to discuss and debate ethical issues in contemporary culture.

We would like to extend an invitation to any of your undergraduate students to participate and to submit papers. Submissions are not limited to philosophy students. Students in other areas such as environmental studies, business, religious studies, and healthcare sciences are encouraged to make submissions.

Here you will find a brief description of the ethical issues that will be explored at the Conference. Interested students, in teams of two, should submit a one page summary statement of each of two conflicting positions on the topic of their choosing. The Conference will be set up as a debate with sides being determined by lot. Each team of students will make a 20 minute presentation of their position, a ten minute rebuttal followed by questions from a panel of judges as well as open questions from the audience. The debate will be scored by a panel of academic and community professionals.

Submissions should be sent to Dr. William R. Connolly at Please include a title page which identifies the team members and their university or college affiliation. Be sure that no such information is included in the body of the statement as they will be blind reviewed. Submissions are due by Feb. 15, 2009. Selections for presentation will be announced by March 1.

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