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Call for Proposals

Eighth Annual Meeting: Call for Proposals

The PPE Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, November 14-16, 2024 at the Westin New Orleans.

The room block is now open! If you’d like to get a head start before the block fills up, you can book your room(s) HERE before October 14, 2024 to receive the discounted group rate at the venue hotel.


2024 Keynote Speakers will be K. Anthony Appiah (NYU) and Brad DeLong (UC Berkeley)!

K. Anthony Appiah was educated at schools in Ghana and in England, and studied at Clare College, Cambridge University, in England, where he took both BA and PhD degrees in philosophy. His Cambridge dissertation brought together issues in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, which led to two books Assertion and Conditionals (1985, Cambridge University Press) and For Truth in Semantics (1986, Basil Blackwell). 

Since Cambridge, he has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard universities and lectured for institutions in the United States, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom. From 2002 to 2013, he was a member of the Princeton University faculty. Among his recent books are Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006, W. W. Norton), Experiments in Ethics (2008, Harvard University Press), The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (2010, W. W. Norton), Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity (2014, Harvard University Press), and A Decent Respect: Honor in the Lives of People and of Nations (2015, University of Hong Kong Law School). 

In January 2014, he joined NYU School of Law, where he teaches in New York, Abu Dhabi, and other NYU global centers. 


We welcome submissions addressing anything that falls within the intersection of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, broadly construed.  We are especially seeking sessions that bring together people from different disciplines or with different perspectives.

Whether you are submitting a full session or panel proposal (with three different speakers) or a single-paper proposal, we are asking for anonymized abstracts for each speaker’s contribution. If you are submitting a single paper, please choose one of the twenty-four (24) topics under which your paper most closely aligns. The form link is at the bottom of the page.

**Please be sure you have received a confirmation message AND a confirmation email, sent to the proposer with full details, upon submission.**

Although the priority deadline for proposals and submissions is May 15, 2024, we would be grateful for early submissions.  

  • Session Submissions: Sessions consist of a set of three short talks on a single coherent issue, theme, or approach.  Outside of those constraints, we welcome proposals for anything you think would be good and appropriate for the PPE Society.  The sessions will each be an hour and thirty minutes, and should have three speakers, leaving each speaker with 30 minutes maximum to present and field questions from the audience. **Full session proposals are much more likely to be accepted than single paper submissions.**
  • Author Meets Critics Submissions: AMC sessions should feature an author’s recent work, two commentators, and a rationale for why discussion of the book should be included in the conference program.
  • Paper Submissions: If you are not in a position to propose a full panel but have a paper you would like to present, you may submit an abstract for that paper. The plan for single-paper submissions is to see whether we might be able to build coherent sessions of three such talks (detailed above), using our topic categories. The topic labels, listed below, are there to help us in grouping papers into sessions that make sense, but a paper need not fit neatly into any of them. Please use the “Other” category to enter your own topic if it does not fit within those on the list below:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Democracy, Trust, and Liberalism
    • Finance and Regulation
    • Free Speech
    • History of PPE
    • Immigration and National Borders
    • Liberty and Equality
    • Methodology in PPE
    • Formal Modeling
    • Polarization
    • PPE and Big Tech/Data
    • PPE and Education
    • PPE and Public Health
    • PPE and the Environment
    • Protest, Political Emotions, and Political Violence
    • PPE and Poverty
    • PPE and Work
    • PPE and the Law
    • Power and Politics
    • PPE and Health Care
    • PPE and Well-being
    • PPE and Race
    • PPE and Gender
    • PPE and Social Norms
    • Other (____)

Special Notes:

  • Our plan is to limit people to two (or fewer) appearances on the program as a speaker or panelist.  At the same time, we place no limit on the number of proposals from an individual, and encourage you to put together sessions comprised of others speaking on (and moderating) PPE topics of interest. Our aim is to maximize the number of presenters, emphasize diverse voices, attract new participants who may not otherwise have joined us, and give our junior colleagues more opportunity to present and engage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
  • Undergraduates may submit proposals. If you are an undergraduate submitting a paper, panel, or session proposal, please include a reference letter from a sponsoring faculty member along with your PDF abstract upload.
  • Speakers will present in the order they are listed in the submission form. All abstracts will be shared in the digital program, so please submit them as you’d like them to be shared with the conference attendees.
  • For full sessions and AMC sessions, please combine all abstracts (if there are more than one) into one PDF for submission.
  • The titles and abstracts for all talks in an accepted proposal will be shared in the digital program, so please be sure you have written and formatted your submitted abstracts as you’d like them to be read by all attendees.
  • All attached documents MUST be anonymized for consideration. If you submit attached documents with identifying information, you will be asked to revise and resubmit.