Call for Papers: The Ethics of Business, Trade & Global Governance

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Call for Papers
August 31, 2021
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Economic History / Studies, Philosophy, Political Science


The Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Society, in cooperation with the Department of Finance—University of Vienna and the University of St. Andrews Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance, announces a call for proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the economics, ethics, and governance of global commerce.


Format:  In person and online

Location: Wentworth-by-the-Sea (near Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Dates: December 3-4, 2021

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

Submission email:


Overview: The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the global economy.  Because this has been a time of disruption and shifting economic power, it is an opportunity to reassess ethical and governance questions and debates about international trade and capital flows that will be essential to address in the post-COVID-19 recovery period.  The goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together ethicists, economists, political scientists, international relations scholars, policy experts, and business leaders to examine not only the political and economic impact of globalization but also how international trade and investment can be conducted more ethically as we move towards a “new normal” in a post-pandemic global context.


Details for Preparing Proposals:  Most of the conference will take place in person, but some individual papers may be presented via video conference.  We will accept proposals for individual presentations, entire panels (3-5 presentations per panel), or academic posters.  

  • Individual proposals should be submitted in an abstract of no more than 350 words and must indicate whether it will be presented in person or online.  Individual presentations at the conference will be about 20 minutes.  
  • Panel proposals should include a proposed title and brief explanation (50-100 words) of the panel along with abstracts for each presentation.   
  • Poster session proposals should include a proposed title, a research question under investigation, and a bibliography of at least three sources engaged.  Posters may only be presented in person during the conference’s poster session.  

Deadlines:  Proposals for individual presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions are due August 31, 2021.  All presenters will be required to submit completed papers or posters by November 19, 2021 (two weeks prior to the conference date). Posters should be attached as a .jpg, .png, or .pdf file.


Contact: All proposals or questions may be submitted via email to Kyle Hubbard (  


Further Information: For more information on the conference, including the full call for papers, please see the Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Society website:, or the conference website:


Contact Info: 

Prof. Kyle Hubbard

The Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Society

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