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 Charter
 Rationale
 Organisation
 History
 Executive Committee
 Recent & Past Presidents



 Charter

What is its purpose? The broad purpose of the AAPAE is to encourage awareness of applied ethics as a significant area of concern, and to foster discussion of issues in applied ethics. It provides a meeting point for practitioners from various fields together with academics with specialist expertise. It welcomes everyone who wants or needs to think and talk about applied or professional ethics. The AAPAE also attempts to foster connections with special interest groups. The AAPAE does not endorse or support any particular viewpoint, but rather aims to promote a climate in which different and differing views, concerns, and approaches can be expressed and discussed.

The formal aims of the AAPAE, as stated in its constitution, are -

  • To facilitate networking between individuals and institutions working or interested in the area of professional and applied ethics.
  • To foster community discussion of issues related to professional and applied ethics.
  • To encourage a focus on the teaching of professional and applied ethics.
  • To facilitate the organisation of conferences, meetings and other events in order to fulfil the above aims.
  • To develop and distribute publications, including a newsletter and conference proceedings.

 Rationale

Why an association? Ethics has had a high profile in Australia over the last decade. There is now a growing recognition of applied ethics as a multidisciplinary field, encompassing a wide variety of disparate areas, investigation of which has an important role to play in public, academic and professional life.


 Organisation

How is the AAPAE run? The AAPAE is an incorporated body administered by an executive committee under a constitution. In addition, a Conference Committee is appointed to organise an annual conference. The AAPAE aims to have office bearers from throughout Australia.


 History

The Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) grew out of a conference on Teaching Applied Ethics held in Sydney in 1992.Academics and professionals from many different backgrounds met together, found a great deal of common ground, profited from their interchanges, and were eager to meet again on a regular basis. The next step was to form an association which could bring together people normally separated by traditional discipline boundaries. Hence the formation in 1993 of the AAPAE, a non-partisan, non-profit national umbrella organisation for all those concerned with applied ethics in its many forms.


 Executive Committee

The members of the 2013-2014 Executive Committee of the AAPAE are

  President:

Hugh Breakey
Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law
Griffith University, Nathan Campus
Brisbane, Qld. 4122
Phone: (07) 3735-5189
Email: h.breakey@griffith.edu.au
Blog: 'What's a philosopher doing in a place like this?' http://hughbreakey.blogspot.com.au/

Profile: Hugh is a postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law at Griffith University. His PhD work in political philosophy at the University of Queensland researched the ways natural rights limit intellectual property. His current research focuses on philosophical issues in international relations, international law and the protection of civilians, as well as continuing research on the nature of rights, especially security, intellectural and property rights, as well as various topics in applied ethics. His first book, Intellectual Liberty: Intellectual Property, will be published in December, 2012, by Ashgate. His 2009-2012 publications include articles in top law, philosophy, ethics and international policy journals, including The Modern Law Review, The Philosophical Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice, and Global Responsibility to Protect.
Vice President:
 
Marc Orlitzky
School of Management
University of South Australia
Adelaide, SA
Phone:
Email: marc.orlitzky@unisa.edu.au

Profile:

  Secretary:

Peter Bowden
Research Associate
Department of Philosophy
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Phone: 0418 166 577
Email: peterbowden@ozemail.com.au

Profile: Peter's career expertise is in institutional analysis and strengthening. Formerly Professor of Administrative Studies at the University of Manchester, he has worked for and consulted to a number of major organisations, including the World Bank and the United Nations, as well as the governments of several countries, including Australia. His work interests over recent years, in both theory and practice, have been concerned with the institutional implications of moral behaviour in different organisational environments.
Treasurer:
Kay Plummer
School of Accounting
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Campus
Phone: (02) 6338-4447
Fax: (02) 6338-4649
Email: kplummer@csu.edu.au

Profile: Kay is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Charles Sturt University. Before joining CSU, Kay lectured in financial accounting and auditing for six years at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has held senior positions in TAFE NSW, worked for the Corporate Affairs Commission and audited for a Big 4 Chartered Accounting firm. Kay has worked in an honorary for a number of charitable organisations and has undertaken two volunteer assignments with the Austrailan Executive Overseas Program.

  Newsletter Editor:

Hugh Breakey
Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law
Griffith University
Brisbane, Qld. 4122
Phone: (07) 3535-1164
Email: h.breakey@griffith.edu.au

Committee Members:
Joseph Naimo
School of Philosophy & Theology
University of Notre Dame
Fremantle, WA
Phone:
Email: Joe.Naimo@nd.edu.au

Profile:
Howard Harris
School of Management
University of South Australia
City West Campus
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8302-9309
Fax: (08) 8302-0512
Email: howard.harris@unisa.edu.au

Profile: Howard had a career in industry before completing a PhD in applied ethics and oining the staff of the University of South Australia, where he now teaches international management ethics and values in Adelaide, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has an interest in management virtues, collaboration and the implementation of new management systems in organisations.

 
Michael Schwartz
School of Economics, Finance & Marketing
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
GPO Box 2476 V
Melbourne, Vic. 3001
Phone: (03) 9925-5515
Fax: (03) 9925-5986
Email: michael.schwartz@rmit.edu.au
Profile: Michael is an associate professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. His research in business ethics has appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Australian Journal of Social Issues, Australian Journal of Professional & Applied Ethics and Business Ethics: A European Review. He is a member of the editorial board of Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations.

Alan Tapper
Beaconsfield, WA 6162
Phone: 0428 153 315
Fax: (03) 9925-5986
Email: alantapper@gmail.com

Profile: Alan is Research Fellow at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University in Perth. He has taught philosophy and ethics for 20 years in Perth universities. With Stephan Millett he is the author of three secondary school textbooks, entitled Philosophy and Ethics. His other academic interests are in the Enlightenment in Britain, philosophy in schools, and Australian family policy matters. His current writing is mainly on the Australian welfare state.

 

Conference Convenor 2013:
The 20th Annual Conference was held at the University of Notre Dame, in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Dr. Alan Tapper, Robin Tapper, Richard Hamilton
16 Long Street
Beaconsfield, WA 6162
Phone: 0428 153 315
Email: alandtapper@gmail.com

 

 Recent & Past Presidents

Members who have served as presidents of the AAPAE are --

  Immediate Past President (2012):

Stephen Cohen
School of Humanities
University of New South Wales
Email: s.cohen@unsw.edu.au

Profile: Stephen is the director of the University's graduate programs in professional ethics. He also works outside the university, consulting to public and private sector organisations, the professions, and peak bodies in matters concerning ethical performance. He publishes in the areas of business and professional ethics, the philosophy of law, moral reasoning, political philosophy, and and the philosophy of law.

 

  Past Presidents:
 
Stephen Cohen (2012)
Betty Chaar (2011)
Michael Schwartz (2008, 2009, 2010)
Howard Harris (2006, 2007)
Chris Provis (2004, 2005)
John Morgan (2002, 2003)
Bruce Langtry (2000, 2001)
Stephen Cohen (1998, 1999)
Noel Preston (1996, 1997)
Simon Longstaff (1994, 1995)

   


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