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The 42nd Association for Moral Education Annual Conference will be hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, USA, December 8 through 11, 2016. The event is partnering also with Tufts University’s Tisch College. The theme of the conference will be:

Civic engagement: a cultural revolution?

The expanding definitions of ‘civic’ participation, their intersections with ethics, and the implications for education.

The challenges and innovations in civic engagement in and beyond formal education are gaining worldwide attention, as has become increasingly evident in recent AME meetings.  There are interesting links, synergies and dialogues among civics, ethics and moral development, including the significance of new media.

We are delighted to announce that the Kohlberg Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Danielle Allen. Danielle Allen is Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and professor in Harvard’s Department of Government and Graduate School of Education. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship, and recently on civic and social media, Dr Allen is the author of numerous books. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

http://ethics.harvard.edu/people/danielle-allen

There will also be plenary sessions on the theme of the Conference with contributions from distinguished international scholars in the field.