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2015 APPE Annual Conference Keynote Speaker:


Stephen M. Gardiner, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment

University of Washington, Seattle


Keynote Address 11:00 a.m. – Noon



Stephen M. Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle. His main areas of interest are ethical theory, political philosophy and environmental ethics. His research focuses on global environmental problems (especially climate change), future generations, and virtue ethics.

A_Perfect_Moral_Storm.jpgSteve is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm: the Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Oxford, 2011), the coordinating co-editor of Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford, 2010), and the editor of Virtue Ethics: Old and New (Cornell, 2005). His articles have appeared in journals such as Ethics, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and Philosophy and Public Affairs.


"Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced -- and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." Peter Singer, Princeton University




2014 - Annual Conference - Keynote Address

Robert F. Chauvin

President of SimplexGrinnell, a division of Tyco International

“The Business Ethics Challenge”

Bob Chauvin was appointed President of Tyco SimplexGrinnell in October 2010. As presidBob_Chauvin.jpgent, he is the chief executive for an industry-leading $2.5 billion business with 11,000 employees in the United States and Canada. He is responsible SimplexGrinnell’s operations in the United States and for the newly combined Tyco Integrated Fire & Security business in Canada.


2013 - Twenty-second Annual Meeting

The keynote speaker for the Twenty-second Annual Meeting was Dr. Otis Webb Brawley.  Please, follow this link for more information about Dr. Brawley and the sucess of the Twenty-second Annual Meeting, which was held in San Antonio, Texas on February 28 - March 3, 2013.

Otis Webb Brawley, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President for the American Cancer Society



Dr. Brawley is the author of the passionate and searing new book: How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America published by St. Martin's Press (2012).







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