The Northwestern Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) hosts an annual spring conference in moral and political philosophy.  We are proud that the conference, now in its ninth year, has an established reputation as a constructive and collegial event addressing some of the most difficult and important questions of moral and political philosophy.  The three-day conference features two invited keynote addresses and submitted papers by both faculty and graduate students as well as ample time for informal discussion.

2015 Keynote Addresses:

Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

Joseph Raz (Columbia University Law School)

  • Call for Paper  
  • Conference Program
  • Those attending the conference may access the papers through the following link: 

  • Hotel Information
    • A room block has been reserved at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston for May 20 -24, 2015. Reservations can be made through this block until April 24th, 2015. Rates are $149/night for a king bedroom. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Notify yourself as being with the NUSTEP Conference to receive the group rate. Attendees can also make reservations on our website by entering the code NSTEPin the box marked "Group/Convention Code."
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The conference is free and open to the public.

Please forward any inquiries to Kyla Ebels-Duggan.

Previous Conferences:

  • 2014 Tamar Schapiro, Gary Watson
  • 2013 Talbot Brewer, Sarah Buss
  • 2012 Harry Frankfurt, T.M. Scanlon
  • 2011 Philip Pettit, R. Jay Wallace
  • 2010 Elizabeth Anderson, Christine Korsgaard
  • 2009 Samuel Scheffler, Seana Shiffrin
  • 2008 Susan Wolf, J. David Velleman
  • 2007 Barbara Herman, Stephen Darwall