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Academics Convene for 2012 International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS) Conference

More than 100 scholars from around the world gathered at NYU Stern for the 2012 International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS) conference themed, “Utilitarianism: Exploring the Past, Looking to the Future.” Sponsored by NYU Stern, with generous support from the Citi Foundation and Daniel & Nancy Paduano, the ISUS conference featured discussions and research on utilitarianism and its historical development, as well as its present-day relevance in such fields as ethics, politics, law, economics and public policy.

Event speakers represented a number of prestigious academic institutions including Concordia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Oxford University, University College London and University of St. Andrews. Robert Frank, research scholar and co-director of the Paduano Symposium at Stern, delivered a plenary address on “Liberty, Competition and the Common Good.”


Bruce Buchanan, C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics and director of the Business & Society Program Area at Stern; Rex Mixon Jr., JD, adjunct professor of business ethics at Stern; and Philip Schofield of the University College London organized this year’s event.

More information on the 2012 ISUS Conference