The Tenth Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will be held on 11-14 September 2008, at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, California, U.S.A.).    Those presenting papers at the meeting must complete their Registration by July 10, 2008, in order to insure their place on the conference program.

The International Society for Utilitarian Studies – ISUS – provides a forum for scholarly debate and research on utilitarianism and its historical development, and on its present-day relevance in such fields as ethics, politics, law, economics, and public policy.  [ISUS web site]   ISUS also publishes the journal Utilitas, a leading international review presenting original research in all aspects of utilitarian theory and encompassing the disciplines of moral philosophy, economics, psychology, political theory, intellectual history, law and jurisprudence.   Conference registration includes a one-year ISUS membership and subscription to Utilitas.

ISUS X is locally sponsored by Berkeley Law (the School of Law of the University of California, Berkeley) and by its Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs.  The Kadish Center supports conferences, seminars and workshops through the academic year, designed to promote research and reflection on moral philosophical issues in law and public life.  [Kadish Center]

Faculty, graduate students and independent scholars from over fifteen nations will gather in Berkeley for this stimulating interdisciplinary event.  We invite you to join us this September for ISUS X!

Please direct questions regarding the conference to David Lieberman or  Amatullah Alaji-Sabrie at

Kadish Center events are wheelchair accessible.  Conference papers downloaded from the conference web site can be made available in an alternate electronic format upon request.  For any disability-related accommodations email:; or call 510-642-3627. Advance notice is requested.

Conference Registration is now open [click here].