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*2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference: Call For Social Enterprise Pitches
*Papers for 20th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference

*Bioethics Issue of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue - DEADLINE SOON!
*Global Perspectives on Public Health Ethics: A Casebook
*International Journal of Technoethics – Call for Papers


2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference: Call For Social Enterprise Pitches

Unite For Sight's Global Health & Innovation Conference, which will be held at Yale on April 13-14, 2013, is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. The Global Health & Innovation Conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during October!  The registration rate increases after October 31. Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration.  Social enterprise pitch abstracts are accepted on a rolling application basis.

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20th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference
October 17 – 19, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

DePaul University is pleased to host the 20th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, October 17-19, 2013 in Chicago, IL
‘‘Business Ethics in the 21st Century: The Globalization of Corporate Responsibilities’’. The conference will address topics in all areas of business and professional ethics. A combination of formats will be used to address critical ethical issues.

This year we particularly encourage panels, presentations, or case studies that focus on global issues related to the following questions:

  • What models should companies and managers develop for corporate governance in an increasingly global economy?
  • How can companies market to the vast majority of the world that is in abject poverty?
  • Can they address the issues of poverty and disease in less developed countries while continuing to be fiscally responsible?
  • What is the role of entrepreneurs in these new markets?

Keynote Addresses: Today’s corporate leaders will address current ethical challenges in management decision-making.
Panel Sessions: Academic scholars teamed with men and women in business discuss timely, cutting edge problems and solutions concerning ethics and ethical decision making in business.
Concurrent Sessions: Innovative research and scholarship on all areas of business and professional ethics are presented through formal, academic papers.
Call for Papers: We are looking for business professionals, academics, and young scholars that have an interest in and commitment to the study and discussion of business and professional ethics. Final proposals will be selected through a blind referee process.

We require a one-page proposal , including an abstract. We are actively seeking proposals which:

  • Address important issues in the field of business and professional ethics.
  • Reflect timely, cutting edge insight
  • Represent collaboration between academic and business professionals (including practical case studies)

Continuing our custom, a Dean’s Award is presented for the best paper, and a special award will be presented to the best young scholar’s paper.
E-mail Panel Proposals or Paper Abstracts to: VBECsubmissions@gmail.com For questions, please contact: Summer Brown, Executive Director, IBPE, sbrown15@depaul.edu or 312-362-8786.

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Papers for Bioethics Issue of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Where does life begin and end? What role does the individual have to play in his or her own fate? Are we ever morally entitled to make decisions on behalf of loved ones? What does faith have to tell us about the relationship between body and soul? At what moral cost do we extend life through technology? In a society governed by legal doctrines, can religious belief admit exceptions to the law? Innovations in science and medicine, combined with increasingly pluralistic communities, create interesting challenges to the legal and ethical spheres. Where religious tradition may illuminate some issues, it can also complicate them to the point of national and international debate. For thousands of years, religious traditions have provided insight into the ultimate questions of life for believers. Rather than minimize the role of faith in processing bioethical dilemmas, we should explore the complexities of various religious paradigms and the wisdom these systems of belief offer their believers. In this special issue of the Journal, we welcome scholars and practitioners to enter into a dialogue on these topics through critical reflection. We invite articles based on a single religious perspective, as well as pieces that bring comparative analysis to the table. Below, we offer a number of prompts to spark debate and discussion:

  • What are the benefits and costs of life-saving and life-extending technology that will, in many societies, likely be utilized if available?
  • At what point does coming up with diagnoses for illnesses and treating them constitute a refusal to accept an individual’s natural path, destiny, fate, etc.?
  • Is there honor or shame in taking steps towards ending one’s own life?
  • How do ancient theologies and traditions inform modern bioethical decision-making?
  • What is the role of the body: prison or temple?
  • Palliative care, sanctity, and dignity: how far is too far, and how long is too long?
  • Religious vs. non-religious approaches to bioethical dilemmas
  • What happens when medical ethics conflict with patients’ religious belief systems?
  • How do we judge decisions made behalf of loved ones (minors, elders, impaired persons, etc.)?
  • How can we determine the beginning of life?
  • What bioethical rights should minorities have in a theocratic context?

The Journal is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to innovative research on and study of the interactions that take place within and between religious communities. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering communication and study, the Journal hopes to contribute to a more tolerant, pluralistic society. Recent issues have centered on critical themes in inter-religious studies, including “Religion and Revolution” and “Women, Feminism, and Inter-Religious Dialogue.” All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished work of the author(s). Authors are also advised to read about the Journal and the previous issue prior to submitting an article. Submissions should be around 3,500 words, including references and a 100-word abstract. They should strictly adhere to the Fifteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, utilizing endnotes for citations and footnotes for discursive elaboration (please do not use in-text citation for anything, including references to sacred texts). Submissions should be in a .doc or .docx format, both of which are available in open-source format as well as in most word processing software. Please be sure to separate sentences by a single space rather than two, and please make use of serial commas (e.g. “yes, no, and maybe” rather than “yes, no and maybe”). Any failure to comply with stylistic standards will be pointed out by staff editors, and authors will be expected to correct the discrepancies themselves during the editing process. Co-authored articles are welcomed and encouraged. Articles may be submitted online at www.irdialogue.org/submissions or via e-mail to submissions@irdialogue.org. The deadline for submissions for the twelfth issue of the Journal is December 15, 2012. Articles submitted after this date will not be considered for publication in the seventh issue. You will hear back about the status of your submission by January 15, 2013. After an initial vetting process by the editorial board, each submission will undergo a rigorous peer-review by members of the Board of Scholars and Practitioners. If accepted for publication, the Journal's staff may edit the submission for mechanics and adherence to writing standards.

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Global Perspectives on Public Health Ethics: A Casebook

The purpose of this call is to assemble a broad range of cases that highlight global perspectives on the ethical challenges of public health and approaches specifically designed for addressing these challenges. The cases will be used to explore differences and similarities in various cultural approaches to the application of ethics to the practice of public health.  Although the target audience for the casebook will be public health practitioners, the casebook format will make it useful for educators who wish to use it in classes or workshops on public health ethics.  The intent is to publish the casebook in an open access format so that it will be freely accessible to a wide audience. The due date for cases is January 1, 2013.  More information about the casebook and requirements for submitting a case can be found at the following link: http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/integrity/phethics/callforcases.htm

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International Journal of Technoethics – Call for Papers


The mission of the International Journal of Technoethics (IJT) is to evolve technological relationships of humans with a focus on ethical implications for human life, social norms and values, education, work, politics, law, and ecological impact. This journal provides cutting-edge analysis of technological innovations, research, developments policies, theories, and methodologies related to ethical aspects of technology in society.IJT publishes empirical research, theoretical studies, innovative methodologies, practical applications, case studies, and book reviews. IJT encourages submissions from philosophers, researchers, social theorists, ethicists, historians, practitioners, and technologists from all areas of human activity affected by advancing technology.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

Biotech ethics

Cloning ethics

E-health ethics

Genetic ethics



Research ethics

Sport and nutrition technoethics

Telemedicine ethics

Computer and engineering ethics

Environmental technoethics

Military technoethics


Nuclear ethics

Professional codes of ethics

Educational technothics


Cyber democracy

Digital divide

E-learning ethics

Emancipatory educational technology

Professional technoethics

Technoethical assessment and evaluation

Information and communication technoethics


Cyber pornography



Internet ethics

Media ethics


Organizational technoethics

E-business ethics

Global ethics

Outsourcing ethics

Technoethics and knowledge management

Technoethics and work

Virtual organization ethics

Technoethics and cognition

Artificial morality

Ethical agents

Technoethical systems

Technoethical mind

Techno-addiction and ethical intervention

Technoethics and society

Digital property ethics

Global technoethics

Technoethics and art

Technoethics and law

Technoethics and science

Technoethics and social theory


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guide.asp prior to submission. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Rocci Luppicini
International Journal of Technoethics
Email: rluppici@uottawa.ca


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