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March 31 – April 1, 2017 – The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Conference of the Public Interest Section and Doctoral/New Scholar Consortium was held in Washington, D.C., at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center from March 31 – April 1, 2017. Thank you to all who participated and helped make it such a great success! See you in 2018!


Call for Papers

3rd Biennial Symposium on Accounting Ethics
Accounting Ethics and Regulation: SOX 15 Years Later
April 2017 Toronto, Canada
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Updated Bylaws October 2012 - Amendment passed unanimously!

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Summer 2017


Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Teaching resources on Sustainability and CSR 

(Learn who is teaching Sustainability and CSR, and read their recommendations regarding pedagogical materials!)

Letter from the Chair

My name is Amy Hageman, and I am currently serving a two-year term (2016 to 2018) as Chair of the Public Interest Section. I am privileged to work with a wonderful group of Public Interest members serving in key positions...


The Public Interest Section Midyear Meeting was held March 31- April 1, 2017 at Westin Washington D.C. City Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Thank you to all who attended and made it such a great success! See you in 2018!