2025 Great Lakes Philosophy Conference: "Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Past, Present, and Future"

April 11, 2025 - April 13, 2025

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Great Lakes Philosophy Conference  

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Past, Present, and Future 

Dates: April 11-13, 2025 

Location: Virtual, via Microsoft Teams 

Deadline for Submissions: February 1st, 2025 

Notification of Acceptance: February 15th, 2025 

Any paper that relates to the theme of “Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” broadly construed will be considered. Topics might include but are not limited to, trends in ethics, justice and peace, philosophy of race, just war theory, pedagogical approaches, feminist perspectives, epistemology, applied and professional application, metaphysics, political or ethical theory, and multi and/or interdisciplinary approaches. 

We hope to have an interdisciplinary event and welcome submissions from high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional philosophers, as well as from a range of fields including but not limited to law, public policy, business, health sciences, history, religious studies, political science, social science, or related fields. Submissions from scientists, researchers, or practitioners are also welcome, particularly insofar as those presentations complement the theme of the conference. We invite proposals from individuals and pairs, though it should be noted that each presenter will need to register individually. We also especially encourage proposals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the field and are committed to making this year’s conference inclusive and welcoming to all. 

**There will be a prize for the best undergraduate student paper.** 

**There will be a prize for the best graduate student paper.** 

**There will be a prize for the high school student paper.** 

To apply, please submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words through the GLPC Abstract Submission Form. (https://forms.office.com/r/gd35XQjLYz)

Final papers from professionals and graduate studentsshould be suitable for 20-minute presentations, and final papers from undergraduate and high school students should be suitable for 15-minute presentations. All presentations should aim to be accessible and lively as part of constructive, collaborative, welcoming sessions.  

Keynote Speaker: 

Professor Yolonda Wilson, St. Louis University  

The Great Lakes Philosophy Conference is hosted by the Siena Heights University philosophy department with generous support from A2Ethics.  

Send any questionsabout the conference to [email protected]

Please note that a small registration fee will be charged for this conference to help cover its costs. 

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