IAFOR Ethics, Religion & Philosophy Conferences

Posted: December 24, 2015
Category: Specialist Area: Ethics, Religion, & Philosophy


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Ethics, religion and philosophy are academic disciplines that are at the heart of human existence, and about how we interact with ourselves, and each other. These areas of study deal with the most important questions affecting the human condition and the state of the world around us: how we think, reason, believe, worship and come to terms with what surrounds us. It is for this reason that our conferences are often held alongside events in psychology and the behavioral sciences where subject panels encourage research collaborations across the disciplines, looking at how and why we think, reason, believe, and behave as we do.

As an organisation that prioritises the overcoming of boundaries to create a forum that is international, intercultural and interdisciplinary, and in a world where there is huge conflict between and within religions and other systems of belief and ideology, trans-disciplinary study is crucial in helping us negotiate differences and resolve conflicts.

IAFOR conferences are shaped by leading philosophers and clerics, and are held in partnership with a number of the world’s greatest academic institutions, including Birkbeck, University of London, Moscow State University, Barcelona University, Virgina Tech and University of Indonesia. Our events offer a great opportunity to present and test your ideas, to have them heard in a supportive research environment, to build networks, and to make new friends.


Upcoming Ethics, Religion & Philosophy Conferences


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IAFOR Research and Publications Associated with Ethics, Religion & Philosophy


The following internationally peer-reviewed open-access journals are published by IAFOR:

Conference Proceedings

IAFOR Conference Proceedings are open access research repositories which include the final papers of research presented at our conferences (submitted before the final paper deadline).


THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences.



Previous Speakers at IAFOR Ethics, Religion & Philosophy Conferences



[Left to right] Yozo Yokota, renowned human rights lawyer, Director of the Japanese Center for Human Rights and former UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar; Linda Toyo Obayashi, Senior Mediation Officer at the World Bank; Sir Kenneth Calman, physician, academic, ethicist, and formerly both chairman of the World Health Organization and UK Chief Medical Officer, talks with Stuart D. B. Picken, philosopher, cleric and one of the world’s foremost authorities on Shinto; George Chryssides, religious studies scholar and leading authority on religious cults.


[Left to right] Satoru Nishizawa, Clinical Psychologist and Board member of the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and Japanese governmental adviser; Thomas Brian Mooney, moral, political and ancient philosopher; Yuriko Saito, philosopher and author of “Everyday Aesthetics”; Frank Ravitch, Chair Professor of Law and Religion at Michigan State; Lowell Sheppard, cleric, author and Asia-Pacific Director of the HOPE International Development Agency.



IAFOR Ethics, Religion & Philosophy Video Highlights


IAFOR is committed to disseminating as much as possible of its presentations, interviews and original output, produced by and for the organisation, online, and available for all for free.



Events Associated with Ethics, Religion & Philosophy


As part of IAFOR’s educational mission we are prioritising documentary photography and filmmaking as uniquely powerful ways to help inform and educate in ways that are very different and yet complementary to academic studies as forms of advocacy and activism.

The organisation runs both a documentary photography and a documentary film award, as well as an associated film festival in partnership with the Medill School of Journalism and the University of the Arts London.

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