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Ethical Urban Living Annual Conference

  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience 4800 Saginaw Street Flint, MI, 48507 United States (map)

Call for Abstracts

Urban areas are towns, cities, and suburbs that feature high population densities situated in a built-up physical landscape. Within these spaces, social policies and legal institutions have a dramatic effect on the way we are able to live our lives, from quality of water, air and food issues to employment, educational and cultural opportunities and experiences; from matters of public and private health, safety and security to the expression of justice, liberty and freedom. Thus urban areas are the perfect place to see both how practices, both just and unjust, well-reasoned and ill-conceived, take effect.

The Ethical Urban Living Annual Conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving ethical urban living. Submissions may concern topics concerning such matters as justice, fairness, equality; topics may have a theoretical, practical or historical focus. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities, the social sciences, critical studies (including gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, and critical legal theory…), law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields. Each paper session will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 20 minutes Q/A session. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by 15 September 2019.


Additional Details

Papers presented at the Ethical Urban Living Conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal for Ethical Urban Living (JEUL). JEUL is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online, aimed at the cross-fertilization of research in humanities, arts and social sciences as well as scholarship in normative disciplines that focus on legal, social and ethical and policy issues. We are looking to publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions. For additional journal information, see or contact Dr. Erica Britt at

The Ethical Urban Living Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics and the Philosophy Department University of Michigan-Flint. The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publications, seminars, and other media. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication. For more information about CCN see or contact Dr. Jami Anderson at

Registration and Payment

Registration fees cover catering costs for breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snack breaks. The conference organizers would like to emphasize that full, active, and sustained participation at the event is critical to its success. To that end, registration fees are applied to the catering costs necessary to provide a seamless day of events and thus cannot be waived. Your transactions will be securely processed by the online payment system of Eventbrite. The registration fee is $150, the balance of which must be settled on or before October 25th.

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