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The 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics
December 15-16, 2018, at Kyoto

Call for Papers: The 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics

Science, Technology, and Future Generations
December 15-16 (Saturday-Sunday), 2018
Hosted by the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University

We are pleased to announce that the 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics will be held on December 15-16, 2018, at Kyoto University, hosted by the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (CAPE) (

Invited speakers include:

  • Samuel Scheffler (New York University)
  • Philip Brey (University of Twente)
  • Michael Davis (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Tony Milligan (King’s College London)

We encourage paper proposals on the conference theme, but welcome other topics in the following areas (the below-listed ones are some of the examples, not exhaustive):

Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Intergenerational Ethics, Business Ethics, Information Ethics, Research Ethics, Animal Ethics, Food Ethics, International Ethics, War/Military Ethics, Professional Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology.

We also welcome panel proposals (3 papers for a 90-minute session).
Participants who wish to present papers are requested to submit a 300 word abstract with your personal details (name, job title, and affiliation) in a MS-Word file (.doc) to by May 13 (Sunday), 2018.

Conference fees: The basic registration fee required of all presents and attendees (including refreshments on the 15th and 16th) is 5,000 JPY for faculty members and post-docs; 2,000 JPY for students.

The optional conference dinner on the 15th is 5,000 JPY for faculty members and post-docs; 3,500 JPY for students.

We will announce how to pay the conference fee soon.

Accommodation: There are a wide range of accommodations available in Kyoto and its surrounding areas. Be advised that winter in Kyoto is a high season for sightseeing. Since room availability will be limited, it is important to book early both to save money and ensure a spot.

All queries should be sent to

Conference Chair: Masahiko Mizutani (Director and Professor of CAPE, Kyoto University)

Coordinator: Shunzo Majima (Associate Professor, Hiroshima University)

The 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics is hosted by CAPE, and co-hosted by the following six institutions/research groups (in alphabetical order):

  • Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
  • Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
  • Hiroshima University Project Research Center for Applied Ethics
    Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics
  • Project Innovative Ethics, Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University
  • The University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Santa Clara University

Associate Director of Health Care Ethics (Fixed-Term)

The Associate Director of Health Care Ethics is a senior-level position assisting the Director of Bioethics in managing the Bioethics program for the Ethics Center. Areas of responsibility will include: program development, management, and assessment; ethics consultation with community partners; undergraduate, professional, and community education; contract management; and communication. This position reports to the Director of Bioethics.


  1. Provide clinical ethics consultation including assessment of effectiveness for the Ethics Center’s contracted health care partners
  2. Provide ethics education and policy review and development for the Ethics Center’s contracted health care partners
  3. Develop materials and opportunities for bioethics education for local and global communities
  4. Prepare materials for the Ethics Center website on bioethics including the Center’s blog
  5. Develop and execute research regarding ethical dilemmas encountered in health care in areas such as health care delivery, ethics consultation, ethics education, and organizational ethics
  6. Respond as appropriate to media and other inquiries received by the Ethics Center
  7. Other duties as assigned by Director of Bioethics

Salary Information: Hiring Range: $2,668.83 – $3,606.54 semi-monthly, commensurate with experience

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, including Specific Duties, Qualifications, Physical Demands, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Education and/or Experience, go to

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APPE 2018 Conference
Vivian Weil Lecture
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Message from the Executive Director

From: Kirk Hanson
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Dear Colleague,

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May 10-11, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois

Organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions,
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This workshop seeks to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience and computer science. It will reflect on how brain-based intelligence is similar to artificial intelligence and also ...continue reading "Workshop on socio-ethical conversations – Chicago"

Join us for the pre-conference 2018 Ethics Center Directors Summit
Thursday, March 1st

The Ethics Center Directors Summit is the largest gathering of ethics center leadership in the country. It happens every year as part of the APPE annual conference. If you direct an ethics center or are thinking about starting one, join us at the next annual conference to connect with peers and share best practices for leading an ethics center.

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