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5th Annual Bovay Workshop on Engineering and Applied Ethics

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm CDT

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5th Annual Bovay Workshop on Engineering and Applied Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University will host the 5th Annual Bovay Workshop on Engineering and Applied Ethics on April 22, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the YMCA Building on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The workshop is generously supported by the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Foundation and organized in cooperation with the Texas A&M Energy Institute.

The Bovay Engineering and Applied Ethics Workshop Series aims to develop a community of scholars and practitioners interested in applied ethics, especially on issues that affect engineering ethics.  The theme of the 5th workshop is “Energy Ethics”. The workshop will highlight paper presentations from the invited participants, which will each be followed by extended discussion with other workshop participants.

Call for Papers

Papers that investigate philosophical issues related to energy ethics (broadly conceived) are invited for the 2020 Bovay Engineering and Applied Ethics Workshop. We welcome the submission of papers from faculty of all ranks and graduate students.  Papers that are interdisciplinary will be considered as long as they have some philosophical merit. Travel funding, up to $750 per person, will be available for faculty and graduate students whose abstracts are accepted.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 8, 2019. Please send your abstract of no more than 500 words in the body of an email message to with the subject line “Bovay Workshop.” Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 22, 2019. If the submissions outnumber the available slots, a selection will be made on the basis of the quality of the abstracts. In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should be suitable for a 30-minute presentation, which will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Practical Information

The workshop will take place on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The first session will start at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 22, 2020, and the workshop will conclude around 6:00 p.m. on the same day. Information about registration, the workshop venue, hotel bookings, and other practical questions will be published soon. There is no registration fee. Travel funding (up to $750) will be available for participants whose abstracts are accepted.

Local Organizing Committee

Emily Brady, Glen Miller, Clare Palmer, and Martin Peterson


April 22
9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Martin Peterson


YMCA Building
365 Houston St
College Station, 77843 United States
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