Call for conference papers

As part of its new research project on The Meaningfulness of Intercultural Encounters across Boundaries (2020-2023), RVP Iasi Center under the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy is organising an International Conference in October 2021.

The conference, to be held in hybrid or online mode, proposes to investigate the re- and dis-establishment of borders and boundaries in today’s world and eventually aims at Crossing Boundaries through Intercultural Encounters.

The call for papers is available below.

Published volume

It gives us great pleasure to announce that our volume The Role of Intercultural Encounters in Re-learning to be Human has been published by The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy Washington, DC in Series Cultural heritage and contemporary change [2021]

Our gratitude and appreciation goes to the intercultural group of authors who offered their contributions on this topical issue.

We are deeply thankful to Hu Yeping, Executive Director of the CUA McLean Center for the Study of Culture and Values, for her support with editing and publication.

Intercultural encounters: Tibet

RVP Iasi Center’s series of invited lectures proposes a unique intercultural encounter with Buddhism and Tibet as (re)presented by Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche.

Join us at the University Central Library in Iasi on May 24 from 6:30 pm for the public lecture “An Intercultural Encounter: Ven. Gonsar Rinpoche on Buddhism and Tibet”:

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then on May 25 from 10 am for the academic lecture “Translating Tibet”, followed by an experimental workshop on the Role of (Buddhist) Artefacts in Intercultural Encounters:

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Looking back

Our two-year project on Re-learning to Be Human for Global Times: The Role of Intercultural Encounters is coming to an end. While working on the publication of project results,  we would like to show you below an overview of the activities conducted so far.

We are very grateful to all participants and invite you to join our next project(s), to be announced soon!

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Invited lectures: Australia, India, China

Our series of invited lectures continues with speakers from Australia, India and China:

John Ozolins on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Their Beliefs and Values

Seema Bose on Tolerance with Special Reference to Mahatma Gandhi

Ouyang Kang on World Complexity, Value Conflicts and Human Wisdom

Wang Tianen on Big Data as the Foundation of Information Civilization