Dialogue in the 21st Century: A Martin Buber Memorial Conference
Abstr. due: 15.12.2014
Dates: 23.04.15 — 23.04.15
Organizing comittee e-mail: http://www.spep.org/contact-us/
Organizers: Manhattan College
Submissions from all disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, religious studies, Judaic studies, media studies, political science, education and peace studies are welcome.
In order to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and provide maximal time for discussion participants will give 15-20 minute presentations as part of a panel. Suggested topics include:
1) What is dialogue? What are the preconditions for and limitations of dialogue? How does one educate for dialogue?
2) How may Buber’s life and work be fruitfully brought into dialogue with contemporary conceptual movements and problems, such as the exploration of the other, cosmopolitanism and the study of language?
3) How does Buber’s life and work illuminate recent cultural and political shifts, such as the rise of information technology, contemporary art and media, current interfaith debates and recent international conflicts?
The conference will be held during Manhattan College’s month-long annual celebration of its Lasallian mission. Presentations that engage one or more of the five Lasallian hallmarks — commitment to social justice, respect for human dignity, an emphasis on ethical conduct, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, and excellence in teaching — are therefore especially welcome.