Ethics in Leadership

Call for Papers

Happiness and the Virtues
A Conference on the Character Traits of a Flourishing Life

Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin

 April 10-12, 2014 


The 2014 conference is the culmination of seven years of conferences on the cardinal and theological virtues. We invite papers examining the meaning, history, and practical implications of the idea of happiness in relation to the virtues. We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.  


Presentations may include the following topics:

  • The role of happiness in the moral life
  • The psychology of happiness
  • The varieties of happiness: flourishing, blessedness, joy
  • Historical conceptions of happiness
  • Cultural perspectives on happiness
  • Happiness and its counterfeits 


Keynote Speakers

Robert C. Roberts, Distinguished Professor of Ethics, Baylor University

William J. "Beau" Weston, John M. and Louise Van Winkle Professor of Sociology, Centre College 


Presentation proposals should be no more than two pages in length and include name, affiliation, address, and email address. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with ample time provided for discussion. Proposals for panel discussions and “works in progress” are encouraged. Deadline for submission is January 10, 2014.

Proposals should be sent to Write “Ethics Conference Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals may also be mailed to Dr. Richard Kyte, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.


 Additional information regarding the conference series is available at 


Sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership


Conference Schedule  
To register for the conference you may complete the online registration or  click here to print out and send in the registration form by mail. 
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