Visiting Scholar in Residence for 2016-2017

Visiting Scholar in Residence for 2016-2017

The Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange has established local center in India near the foothills of the Himalayas. We are inviting applications for the Visiting Scholar in Residence for 2016-2017. The position is for two weeks to two months depending on the research proposal of the scholar who is working in the areas of Indian thought and culture. The visiting scholar will get free accommodation on campus or in the town to carry individual research project while visiting Maynaguri college. The college is within the driving distance of a major University and near Darjeeling, Bhutan and Sikim. Scholars interested to work on Hindu and Buddhist thought will be able to visit temples and monasteries and also be able to meet local scholars and practitioners during their visit. The scholar will be invited to give lecture at local universities and colleges during the designated stay. There is no financial commitment in this position. The scholar should have his travel planned and funded along with health insurance. The position does have a rolling application date but need to be applied three months prior to intended stay. The position will be based near Maynaguri college campus.

 

Maynaguri is also near the famous Dooars of the State of West Bengal and there is a Safari surrounded by several villages. Scholars interested on projects on Ecology would find this place worth studying. Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity and forests, the most notable of which are Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary, and Buxa Tiger Reserve.

 

Candidates should send email to apply to iccsaexchange@gmail.com

Subject: Visiting Scholar in Residence

with the following attachments:

01) A current curriculum vitae;

02) Contact information of two referees who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicants qualification;

03) A research proposal (not to exceed 500 words), describing the project to be carried out; and

04) A sample of Academic writing.

 

 

 

Deadline for application is: September 30, 2016

Participants who are joining India conferences if selected for the Visiting Program can extend their stay in Maynaguri College campus.

 

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New York Conference October 7-8,2016

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Call for Paper and Panel Proposal

 

Topic: “Spirituality, Morality and Justice: East and West”

Dates: 7-8, October, 2016

Deadline to submit 150 words abstract along with a title: September 2nd, 2016

Venue: New York Theological Seminary

New York, USA

Directed and organized by the Institute for Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion, Elon, NC

Sponsored and hosted by New York Theological Seminary, New York

Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants. Earlier submission would be highly appreciated.

Email your abstract: chandanachak@gmail.com

Copy to: Iccsaexchange@gmail.com

 

Web pages: http://www.facebook.com/societyforindianphilosophyandreligion?ref=hl*.

https://iccsa.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/fritzman/ .

 

 

Subtopics:

Spiritualty and Religion, Morality and Religion, Religious Pluralism, Religious Monism, Politics of Religion, Religion and War, Gender and Spirituality, Feminist and Ecological Spirituality, Ecological Wisdom, Secular Spirituality, Spiritual Naturalism, Spirituality in Post Modern world, Atheism, Theological Identity of Nation, Race and Community, Dialogues between Christianity and Buddhism,

Compassion and Justice, Theories of Justice and Morality, Distributive Justice, Restorative Justice, Justice as Virtue, Consequentialism, Violence and Religion, Globalization and New age Religions, multicultural spirituality and Society, etc.

 

Subtopics are suggestive only. Conference organizers are open to other relevant topics addressing the theme

Advisory Board Members:

Yolanda Espina(Portugal),Tommi Lehtonen(Finland),Debkumar Mukhopadhyya(India), Elaine Padilla(USA)Deven Patel(USA),Nina Petek(Slovenia),Ming Shao(China) Richard Vulich(USA)Su Chen Wu(Taiwan),Yanling Xu(China)

Scholars from different corners of the world join our conferences. The Cambridge Scholars Press has published seven books co-edited by members of our advisory board from selected papers from our last conferences. We also publish papers in our Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion if the theme of the paper is in the area of publication of the Journal.

Scholars can bring also their students to join the undergraduate competition and “Encounter India program”.

Undergraduates can also submit papers for international competition. Best 2 papers selected will be awarded a trip inside India with free tickets to cultural programs.

 

 

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2016-1017 conferences in India

Call for Paper and Panel

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

New Delhi, India

Dates: December 27-29, 2016

Topic: Society, Culture and Morality: East and West

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Deadline to submit abstract (150 words) August 15,2016

Sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India,

Directed and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Elon, NC, USA

 

 

 

Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants

Email your abstract: chandanachak@gmail.com

Copy to: Iccsaexchange@gmail.com

Subtopics: Society and Media, Society and Women Empowerment, Language and Cultural Identity, E-Culture, Sociology of Culture, Semiotics of Culture, Cultural Relativism, Culture and Ethnology, Cultural Diplomacy, Folk Culture, Material Culture, Culture of War, Transfer of Culture, Culture War, Morality: Nature or Culture, Culture and Morals, Culture and Global Ethics, Theology of Culture etc.

 

Web pages: http://www.facebook.com/societyforindianphilosophyandreligion?ref=hl*.

https://iccsa.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/fritzman/ .

 

 

 

Yolanda Espina(Portugal),Tommi Lehtonen(Finland),Debkumar Mukhopadhyya(India),Deven Patel(USA),Nina Petek(Slovenia), Rizwan Rahman( India)Ming Shao(China) Richard Vulich(USA)Su Chen Wu(Taiwan),Yanling Xu(China)

Scholars from different corners of the world join our conferences. The Cambridge Scholars Press has published seven books co-edited by members of our advisory board from selected papers from our last conferences. We also publish papers in our Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion if the theme of the paper is in the area of publication of the Journal.

Scholars can bring also their students to join the undergraduate competition and “Encounter India program”.

Undergraduates can also submit papers for international competition. Best 2 papers selected will be awarded a trip inside India to the Safari along with free tickets to Tribal Dance and cultural programs.

Information on the Institute and the Society

Addresses of different web pages:

https://iccsa.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

https://www.facebook.com/societyforindianphilosophyandreligion?ref=hl*.

https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/fritzman/

 

https://www.southasia.upenn.edu/events/2014/conference-language-culture-and-reality-east-and-west

http://www.jnu.ac.in/Conference/CAAS_InterdisciplinaryConference.pdf

http://uic.edu.hk/en/academic/research-centres/the-institute-of-cross-cultural-studies

http://philevents.org/event/show/11306 ;

https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/sipr/sipr/conf_vaasa

http://sasnet.lu.se/content/vaasa-conference-indian-culture-values-and-justice

http://www.iias.nl/event/law-culture-and-morality-east-and-west

International and Interdisciplinary Conference>>>>>> Kolkata,India

Topic: Culture, Meaning and Art

January 5-7, 2017, Kolkata,India.

Deadline to submit abstract (150words): July, 2016

Sponsored and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Elon, NC, USA

 

 

Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants

Email your abstract: chandanachak@gmail.com

Copy to: Iccsaexchange@gmail.com

 

 

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Kolkata Conference 2 – Jan. 6-8, 2015

Kolkata conference

International and Interdisciplinary

Sponsored by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange

6-8, January 2015

Topic: Self, Art and Literature

Deadline for abstract:  August 15, 2014

Dr. Chandanachak@gmail.com

Send to: Chandanachak@gmail.com

and copied to: Chandanachak10@gmail.com

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Finland Program 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International and Interdisciplinary Conference on

Culture, Value and Justice

University of Vaasa, Finland

21–23 May 2014

Auditorium Nissi at Tritonia building

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

 

9:00 am: Participants meet informally and distribution of the program, name tags and other details

9:15 am: Presentation by the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Professor Hannu Katajamäki, University of Vaasa

9:25 am: Welcome by Chandana Chakrabarti, ICCSAE,USA

 

Session 1

9:35 am–10:45 am

Chair: Chandana Chakrabarti, ICCSAE, USA

Inaugural Address

“Justice as the Ability to Change the Point of View”, Tommi Lehtonen, University of Vaasa

 

Session 2

10:45 am–12:00 pm

Chair: Tommi Lehtonen, University of Vaasa

Keynote Address

“Perspectives on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: East and West”: Kisor K. Chakrabarti, ICCSAE,USA

 

Break: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

 

Session 3

1:00 pm–2.30pm

Chair: David Carlson, Franklin College, USA

“The Literary Canon and Collective Identity”, Christoph Parry, University of Vaasa

“Wittgenstein and the Methodology of Semantics”, Fritz J. McDonald, Oakland University, USA

 

“Arrogance, Self-Respect and Power”, Robin S. Dillon, Lehigh University, USA

 

 

 

Session: 4

2.30pm-3.10pm

 

Meet the Authors:

Book Signing by : Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti and Tommi Lehtonen

“Major Doctrines of Hinduism and Buddhism”

Author: Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti

“After Secularization: A Philosophical Study of the Preconditions of Religion” Author: Tommi Lehtonen

 

Door Prizes

 

 

Session 5 A

3:20 pm– 5.25pm

Chair: Cristina Sanchez-Conejero,University of North Texas,USA

 

“The Shinto Religion’s Core Values: Their Convenient Match with the Environment and the Mechanism of Discrimination Utilizing Those Values”, Shusuke Yagi, Furman University, USA

“The Interrelationship of Buddhist Ethics, Interdependence, and Mindfulness”, Maxine Freed, Central New Mexico Community College, USA

“Calmness in Profound Love”, Aaron Ben-Ze ‘ev, University of Haifa, Israel and  Angelika Krebs, University of Basel, Switzerland

 

“Ethics and Humanistic Scholarship”, Isaac Nevo, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

 

Session 5 B

3.20-5.25pm

Chair: Christoph Parry, University of Vaasa, Finland

“Technology and Virtue in American Culture”, Sandra Jane Fairbanks, Barry University, USA

“Values in the Arabian Nights”, Rizwanur Rahman, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

“Garden of Symbosis”, John Kortlander, Columbus College of Art & Design, USA, and Andrew McCauley, Columbus College of Art & Design, USA

“Harmony as the Goal of Confucian and Daoist Ethics”, Hyun Höchsmann, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

 

 

Session 5

5.25-6.10pm-

 

Invited Lecture

 

Justice, Reconciliation, and the Differend on the Margins”, Gordon Haist, University of South Carolina at Beaufort, USA

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

 

Session 1

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Chair: Maxine Freed, Central New Mexico Community College, USA

“Cultural Encounters as a Gateway to Transformative Learning”, Nancy Southern, Saybrook University, USA

“Cultural Diversity Management in International and Private Schools in the Sultanate of Oman”, Wajeha T. Al-Ani, Sultan Qaboos University

“Teaching Justice”, JoAnne Myers, Marist College, USA

“Intersecting Culture, Values and Transformation in Shaping a Drastically Integrated Ethnic Identity within a Diastratically Variated Society: Employing Post-Apartheid South Africa as a Case Study”, Jennifer Slater, University of South Africa, Pretoria, RSA

“Chinese and Christian Identities”, Zoey Lu, Bingham Young University, USA

“From Medium to Message: Love, Escapism and the Nostalgia of Identity in Late-Modern Japan”, Maria Grajdian, Nagasaki University, Japan

 

Break: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

 

Session 2A

1:00 pm–3:05 pm

Chair: Robin Dillion, Lehigh University, USA

“Ethics, Law and Trauma in No tengas miedo (2011) by Montxo Armendáriz”, Cristina Sánchez-Conejero, University of North Texas, USA

 

“Origins of Nuclear Disarmament: Henry A. Wallace and His Atomic Policy”, Mayako Shimamoto, Osaka University, Japan

“Reinforcing Threats. The Iranian Nuclear Crisis and Jack Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory as an alternative approach to cope with Crises”Saskia Eschenbacher and Andreas Bock, Universität Augsburg, Germany

 

“A Post-9/11 Ethic Based on Matthew 25:31-46 and Hadith Sahih Muslim, Book 32, No.6232,Discovering the Common Word among Those in Need

A Post 9/11 Ethic for Muslims and Christians” David Carlson, Franklin College, USA

 

“Forgiveness and Therapy”, Slonim Nevo, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

 

 

 

Session 2 B

1.00 pm-3.05pm

 

Chair: Wajeha T. Al-Ani, Sultan Qaboos University

“Introduction to the Effectuationism Philosophy System”, ”Peter Kinane, Ireland

 

“On the Idelogical and Political Dimension of Experimental Philosophy”,Hektor K. T. Yan, City University of Hong Kong

 

“Government as Drivers in the Evolution of Ethical Practice in Nigeria”

Dickson Omoregie, Office of Value and Ethics, Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

 

 

“Foundations of Ethics and Cultural Entity of the Mythological and Mortal Figures in Ferdawsi’s Shahname”, Farzaneh Azam Lotfi, Tehran University, Iran

“Cultural Elements in the Indo-Persian of Deccan”, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran, Iran

“Azan Faqeer: His Contribution to Assamese Society and Culture in Medieval India”, Bakshi Hazrat Ali Ahmed, Abhayapuri College Abhayapuri, Assam, India

 

 

Break: 3:05 pm–3:20 pm

 

 

Session 3A

3:20 pm–5. 25pm

Chair: Isaac Nevo, Ben Gurion University

“Law, Justice and Morality in Las trece rosas (2007) by Martínez Lázaro”, Cristina Sánchez-Conejero, University of North Texas, USA

 

“On the Axiological Content of Law”, Aymeric d’alton, New York, USA

“Negativity, Ethics, and Cultural Criticism”, Markku Nivalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

“The Boundary Event and Critical Space in Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Cinema”, Antti Vesikko, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

 

“Turning the Other Cheek: Time to Fight the Global Persecution of Christians,” Audra L. Savage, Emory University School of Law ,USA

 

Session  3 B

3.20pm-5.30pm

Chair: Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, University of Haifa, Israel

“The Impact of Tourism Development on Georgian Cultural Identity”, Michael Long, and Sara Alexander, Baylor University, USA

“Indian Jewish Identity as Reflected in Their Literature”, Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, India

“Reflection of Indian Culture in Travelogues”, Kkwaja Mohammad Ekramuddin, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

“The Constructive Role of Comparative Philosophy in the Making of Global Philosophy”, Quanhua Liu, Gonzaga University,USA

 

 

“Globalizing Identities: The Evolution of the NRI in recent Bollywood Films”, Renu Juneja, Valparaiso University, USA

 

“Iqbal an Exponent of Values”, Syed Akhtar Husain, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

 

 

Session 4

ROUND TABLE SESSION:

5.25 pm-6.25 PM

Chair: Chandana Chakrabarti

Topic:    Morality and Religion

Kisor Chakrabarti, Maxine Freed, Gordon Haist, Tommi Lehtonen,Isaac Nevo

We are inviting all participants to informally share their views on this panel.

 

 

 

Friday, 23 May 2014

 

Session 1

9am-12pm

Chair: Andreas Bock, Universität Augsburg, Germany

“To What Extent is Human Behavior Natural?”, Joel Wilcox, Barry University, USA

“Is There a Rawlsian Argument for Animal Rights?”, David Svolba, Fitchburg State University, USA

“Group Rights, Genetic Research, and the Question of Community Consent”, Dena Davis, Lehigh University, USA

“‘Cut-Throat’ US Capitalism or ‘Cuddly’ Nordic Social Policies: A False Dichotomy”,Rick Chew, University of Central Oklahoma, USA

“Ethics as the First Philosophy: Values and Justice in the Age of Globalization and Postmodernity”, Simi Malhotra, Jamia Millia Islamia, India

 

“Values in the Age of Uncertainty: Wittgensteinian Ethics and Postmodern Morality”, Saugata Bhaduri, Jawharlal Nehru University, India

 

 

 

Break:  12: pm–1: pm

 

 

Session 2

1.pm-1.45pm

Chair: Kisor Chakrabarti, ICCSAE,USA

Special Address

“Relevance of Ethics and Values in Culture in Nation Building”, Her Excellency Sarah N. Jibril. The Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Session 3

1.45-4.15pm

Chair: Dena Davis, Lehigh University, USA

 

“Showcasing Aboriginality: ‘If you don’t look it, you have to act it’”, Bronwyn Carlson, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, and Michelle Harris, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA

 

“Ethnicity, Culture, and Exile”, Ilana Maymind, Ohio State University, USA

 

 

 

“Time to Standardize Kurdish after a Century Linguicide”, Ahmed Ferhadi, New York University

 

“The Happiness of Citizens”, Elyse Platt, Queen’s University

The Importance of Intercultural Dialogue”, Stefana Zecevic,Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

 

 

 

Meet the Authors

Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti is a former Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religion of the Davis and Elkins College (where he has served as the Provost and Dean of the Faculty), the Bethany College, the Ferrum College, etc. and has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Maine, Orono, the Kutztown University and the University of Calcutta. He has held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla, the University of Pittsburgh and the Australian National University. He has received numerous honors and awards and is a three times recipient of Fulbright grants. He is fluent in Sanskrit and studied for decades original Sanskrit works of classical Indian philosophical schools under the guidance of eminent pundits. He is a leading authority on Indian and comparative philosophy. He is also devoted to the study of Greek philosophy from original Greek sources and has taught modern and contemporary philosophy for several decades. He has authored (besides seventy eight research papers and articles mainly on topics of comparative logic, epistemology and metaphysics) The Logic of Gotama (University of Hawaii Press, 1978), Definition and Induction (University of Hawaii Press, 1995), Classical Indian Philosophy of Mind (State University of New York Press, 1999), Classical Indian Philosophy of Induction (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) and Major Doctrines of Hinduism and Buddhism, Magnus Publications, 2012.

 

 

Tommi Lehtonen is University Lecture in Philosophy at the University of Vaasa, Finland, and has the title of Docent of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His primary fields of interest are philosophy of science, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. His current research focuses on the concept of a point of view, sustainable investment, values and ethics of governance, philosophical questions related to comparative research, and philosophy of secularization. He is the author of Punishment, Atonement and Merit in Modern Philosophy of Religion (Luther-Agricola-Society 1999) and After Secularization: A Philosophical Study of The Preconditions of Religion (Magnus Publications 2012) and many articles in different fields of philosophy.

 

 

JOURNAL OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion has commenced publishing the Journal on Indian Philosophy and Religion annually from Fall, 1996. The Journal covers the wide range of philosophies and religions which are indigenous to South Asia. It includes scholarly work of comparative and critical studies of Eastern and Western philosophies and religions. The journal also includes sections on discussion articles and book reviews.

The Chief Editor: Kisor K Chakrabarti (USA). The editorial Board includes: Karuna Bhattacharyya (India), Ashoke Ganguly (India), Jay Garfield (USA)), Steve Laylock (USA), J. N. Mohanty (USA), Steven Phillips (USA), Karl Potter (USA), Sukharanjan Saha (India), J. L. Shaw (New Zealand), and Mark Siderits (USA).

All inquiries about submitting manuscripts should be mailed to the Associate Editor: Chandana Chakrabarti, Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion, PO Box 79, Elon, NC 27244, USA

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Yibin Conference

chinaCall for Paper

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Topic: Globalization, Culture and Modernity

Sponsored by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange(USA) and Yibin University(China)

Venue: Yibin University, China

Dates: October 16-18, 2014

Abstract of 150 words by email to Chandana Chakrabarti(chandanachak@gmail.com)

Deadline: July 15,2014

Globalization and Social Justice, Capitalist Globalization, Democratic Socialism, Crisis  of Socialism, Socialism and Egalitarian Justice, Challenge of Globalization, Globalization and Third World, Anarchism and Libertarian Socialism, Globalization and Traditional Values, Anti Globalization Movement, Internalization and Globalization, Marxism and Moral Point of View, Socialism and Analytical Marxism, Confucius and Plato on Social Structure, Enlightened Anarchy and Taoist View on Human Nature, Freud, Buddha and Marx, Globalization and Culture, Culture and Tradition Values, Tradition and Modernity, Consumer Culture, Language and Culture, Intercultural learning and translation, Ethnic boundaries, Transcending Culture, Ethnic identity and Culture, Society, Culture and Consumption, Culture and Cognition, Cultural Change, Cultural Contact, Cultural Theory, Material Culture, Ethnic boundaries, Constructing and deconstructing ethnic identity, Evolution of Culture, Encountering different cultures, Cultural shock, , Values in Confucius ethics, Spirituality and Modern age, Humanism and Positivism, Asian society and culture, Globalization’s effects on Culture and Values, Culture and Postmodernity, Culture and Values of Modernity, etc.

Advisory Board Members: Barbara Amodio (USA), Gordon Haist (USA), Elizabeth Koldzak (Poland),Tommi Lehtonen(Finland) Maria Marczewska (Poland), Debkumar Mukhopadhya (India), Rizwanur Rahman (India),
Ming Shao (China), Su-Chen Wu (Taiwan)

 

Papers from the Conference will be published subject to editorial review:

1. Journal of Yibin University

2. Magnus Publications

3.  Journal of Indian Philosophy and religion

4.    Interdisciplinary Journal

Papers from our last four conferences have been published by the Cambridge Scholars Press

and by Magnus Publications.

BOOKS

Revisiting Mysticism,

Politics of War

Politics, Pluralism and Religion

Spirituality and Morality in the Contemporary World

After Secularization: A Philosophical Study of the Preconditions of Religion

Major Doctrines of Hinduism and Buddhism

If you are interested to submit your manuscript for book or paper, please contact Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti and send book proposal.

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UPenn Conference – Oct. 2014

Call for Paper

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Topic: Language, Culture and Reality: East and West

Venue: University of Pennsylvania—October 3-4, 2014

Sponsored by the Department of South Asia Studies and the South

Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute of

Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange

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