Munich Graduate Conference in Ethics (MGCE)

July 30, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Munich Centre for Ethics (Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik, MKE), University of Munich

M 210
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

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  • SWIP Germany
  • Friends of the MCE (Freundeskreis des MKE e.V.)
  • LMU Mentoring

Keynote speakers:

University College London
Macquarie University

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MGCE is an annual graduate conference taking place at the University of Munich (LMU). First of its kind in Germany, it aims to provide an international forum for postgraduate researchers in practical philosophy to present their work and gain feedback, and to establish valuable contacts to other early career researchers. It will offer philosophy postgraduates from different countries and backgrounds a friendly and supportive environment. The conference is committed to promoting diversity in academic philosophy and to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. In addition, there will be an emphasis on early career issues, including an academic career workshop.

The conference focusses on ethics, broadly conceived as including metaethics, political philosophy, philosophy of action, and related areas. It is aimed to bring together postgraduate researchers working on diverse topics in order to stimulate academic work and exchange throughout ethics and practical philosophy.

The first Munich Graduate Conference in Ethics will take place on July 30th/31st. It will be hosted by the Munich Centre for Ethics (Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik, MKE) at LMU. Ten postgraduate speakers will be invited to present their work in talks of 20min, which will each be followed by a commentary by a PhD student from LMU and about 15min of discussion. Keynotes will be given by Prof Catriona Mackenzie (Macquarie) and Dr Ulrike Heuer (UCL).

We invite submissions by MA students, PhD students as well as researchers who obtained their PhD no later than 2018. Submission deadline is March 31st 2020, and we aim to get back to applicants by May 1st. Please view the Call for Abstracts for further information.

The conference is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. We welcome participants from any background, and in particular encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply and participate. We aim to provide childcare as well as a quiet room, and will be doing our best to make this conference an accessible, supportive and friendly space for everyone. Everyone is free to leave the conference at any time for any reason. If you have any other requirements facilitating your attendance, do not hesitate to get in touch.

The conference will be complemented with an academic career workshop. It will address prevalent questions and issues of early career researchers, and will have a special focus on career prospects for members of underrepresented groups in academia.

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