Event Date/Time: May 12, 2006
End Date/Time: May 14, 2006
Nov 15, 2005
Early Registration Date:
Nov 15, 2005
Abstract Submission Date:
Nov 15, 2005
Paper Submission Date:
Mar 01, 2006
The recent global transformations of, and threats to, the human condition reveal the urgent need to revisit the very concept of ‘world order’. Post-Cold War tensions and anomalies accompanied by the phenomenon of cultural/civilizational resurgence deepened the necessity of critically reflecting on ‘civilizations’ and ‘world orders’. This symposium aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for new approaches to deliberate on, and search for, a just and sustainable global ‘world order’.
Center for Global Studies at the Foundation for Sciences and Arts calls for papers for an international symposium on ‘CIVILIZATIONS AND WORLD ORDERS’ to be held on May 12-14, 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Center invites scholars from all disciplines to present papers addressing the themes that may include, but not limited to, the following:
‘Civilization’ and ‘Order’: Philosophical/Conceptual Evaluation:
-The meaning of civilization and order across cultures and times…etc.
Unit of Analysis in World Order Studies:
-Individual, class, state, empire, region, civilization, the World…etc.
Historical Comparison of World Orders:
-Chinese, Indian, Hellenic, Persian, Roman, Mongol, Ottoman, Russian, African, European , American…etc.
Value and Order: Perspectives and Impact of Religions/Ideologies on World Order:
-Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Secular…etc.
Critiques of Contemporary Theories of Systemic Change:
-Power Transition, Hegemonic Stability, Long Cycle, Relative Power Cycle, World-Systems theories …etc.
The “New World Order” and Globalization:
-The ‘newness’ of the New World Order, globalization or globalizations?, alternative globalization(s), the future of global world order…etc.
Transnational Actors, New Social Movements and World Order:
-TNCs, NGOs, terrorist organizations, NSMs…etc.
International Law and World Order
Islam in the Global World Order
Turkey in the Global World Order
Critical Issues in Global World Order:
-Financial crises, demographic crises and immigration, poverty, unconventional arms threats, bioethical problems, ecological problems, genetically modified foods, epidemics…etc.
Papers can be submitted through mail, fax or e-mail. Submission of papers should include:
1.Cover page (must contain; title,participant’s name and institutional affiliations, participant’s e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers if available).
2. Abstract (300 words maximum)
3. Biographical statement of participant (a short CV).
Notice to participants: Symposium proceedings will be published.
November 15, 2005: Deadline for submission of abstracts
December 15, 2005: Confirmation of the accepted abstracts
March 1, 2006: Deadline for submission of papers
March 15, 2006: Deadline for confirmation of participation
May 12-13-14, 2006: Symposium.
The Symposium will begin on Friday, May 12, 2006 and end on Sunday, May 14, 2006.
A limited amount of funding, particularly for participants from abroad, is available for travel and/or accommodation expenses. Please contact the Symposium Secretariat for further information.
Sightseeing of historical and cultural places of Istanbul such as the Topkapý Palace, Saint Sophia and the Blue Mosque, including a Bosphorus tour.
Foundation for Sciences and Arts is a non-profit organization focused on inter-disciplinary research for the well-being of the global community. The Foundation previously held another international symposium entitled “Rethinking the Classical” on October 8-10, 2004.
Bilim ve Sanat Vakfý,
Küresel Araþtýrmalar Merkezi,
Hacý Kadýn Mah. Vefa Cad. No: 35, 34134
Vefa Istanbul Turkey
Tel: +90 212 528 22 22 pbx
Fax: +90 212 513 32 20