UCCI calls for conference papers

The University College of the Cayman Islands is issuing its final call for papers for its upcoming conference on a corruption-free Caribbean.

The 2014 Caribbean Conference, which will be held on March 19-21, is themed “Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, and Morality.”

UCCI is collaborating with Canada’s Carleton University Centre for Values and Ethics; as well as the Department of Government of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; and the National Integrity Action of Jamaica.

This conference aims to reflect on various aspects of values and ethics, as they relate not only to the function of Caribbean governments and political parties, but also to the role of every institution – whether educational, religious, or social – across the region.

“The importance of this conference lies in the principle that values and ethical philosophies are intrinsic to every human activity. Interrogations of these mores have consequences for the policies and practices of public institutions at all levels. “In turn, the choices about values in these institutions impact individuals, families, and, indeed, nations. One of the most important exercises, therefore, is to deliberate thoughtfully about values, making sure that decisions are accordingly responsive to the voices of reason and humanity,” a news release from UCCI read.

Full papers must be submitted on or before Jan. 31, 2014. The university asks that papers be sent to Stephanie Fullerton-Cooper at [email protected] or to Erica Gordon, [email protected]