The 10th Annual NUSTEP conference will be held at Northwestern University on May 19–21, 2016 and will feature keynote addresses by Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi.

Submission Guidelines: We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations.  Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words.  Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the work of Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi: addiction, agency, blame, deliberation, desire, forgiveness, free will, habituation, rationality, reasons, responsibility, trust, and virtue.  Essays should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format.  Graduate submissions should be sent by e-mail; faculty submissions should be sent by e-mail to  The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.  Notices of acceptance will be sent by March 15.  For more information, please contact Kyla Ebels-Duggan at the e-mail address above or visit our website: