25th Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) Annual Conference

  • 05 Sep 2018
  • 07 Sep 2018
  • RMIT University, Melbourne

25th Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) Annual Conference


School of Global, Urban, and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne

Wednesday 5 September - Friday 7 September 2018


Best Postgraduate Paper

The AAPAE will again offer an award for the best PhD/Masters paper presented. First prize will be an award for $500, and second prize for $250. Both award-winners will receive certificates.

The paper will be judged on its merits in terms of originality, the quality of argument, clarity, and research scholarship. Papers must be presented at the Conference in order to be eligible for either prize. All participants, including award-winners, will be invited to submit their work to the AAPAE's conference proceedings, in its associated journal, Emerald's Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations (REIO). Please do note that the journal submission process for REIO is wholly independent of the Award, and winning the Award does not guarantee publication in REIO. Details of how to enter can be found on the Conference Website.


Conference Overview

The overarching conference theme will be Ethics in a Crowded World, focusing on the intersections between ethics and global practice. A key sub-theme is the global practice of humanitarianism. The annual conference atmosphere is one of collegiality and encouragement, and is a great space for newbie researchers (as well as seasoned presenters) to showcase their work.


Keynote Speakers

From Yes Minister to Utopia: The ethical challenge of climate change

Sandy Pitcher

Chair, Environment Institute, University of Adelaide

Experienced Chief Executive. Senior public servant in State, Commonwealth and UK governments. National Telstra Business Women's Award winner 2012. International spokesperson on Climate Change and renewable energy transitions. International Women's Forum Australia.

Technology and Human Rights

Josh Lyons

Director of Geospatial Analysis, Human Rights Watch Geneva

This event will explore on how Human Rights Watch is using new technologies to document human rights abuses. Hear how Human Rights Watch is using satellite imagery, drones and AI to corroborate field research, unearth new evidence, and effect change in countries including Burma, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and beyond. The session will include a forward-looking discussion on the expanding toolkit of technologies available to human rights activists to prove abuses and to hold perpetrators to account.

* Host/Chair: Prof Michelle Gee, Director, Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre, RMIT


Abstract submission

Abstract submissions are welcome from practitioners, academic faculty, and postgraduate students. There is still time if you wish to make a submission for paper presentation by submitting a 250-word abstract to aapae2018@rmit.edu.au by 31 August 2018.

Hosted by the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC. For more information, visit the conference website: https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/conferences/2018/september/ethics-in-a-crowded-world

Dr Hugh Breakey


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