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CfP: “Socialism for the Twenty-first Century: The Influence of Philosophy and the Social Science on the Cultural Heritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean”


Conference in Cuba
“Socialism for the Twenty-first Century”
“The Influence of Philosophy and the Social Science
on the Cultural Heritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean”
La Havana, November 19 to November 21, 2014.

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

 

The Cuban Society of Philosophical Research, the Division of Philosophy and History of the University of Havana, and the Higher Institute of International Relations announce  the Seventeenth International Conference, “Socialism for the Twenty-first Century,” and the Eighth International Colloquium, “The Influence of Philosophy and the Social Science on the Cultural Heritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean,” to be held at the University of Havana from November 19 to November 21, 2014.  The conference is dedicated to the memory of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez Frías.

The conference is being organized by Cuban and international professors affiliated with the Division of Philosophy and History of the University of Havana and with Dr. Thalía Fung, Head of the School of “Political Science from the South” of the University of Havana.  The “Political Science from the South” is a transdisciplinary initiative, including scholars in political science, economics, history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.  It seeks to develop an analysis of international dynamics and global issues from the perspective of the global South or the Third World.  It endeavors to develop insights that are relevant to public policies and political strategies of the nations and social movements of the South.

Papers can be presented in English or Spanish.  The conference will be bilingual; members of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Havana will provide simultaneous translations, in most cases, and consecutive translation, in some cases. 

Paper proposals (in English or Spanish), including a paper title and a summary from 250 to 450 words, should be sent by October 15, 2014 to Charles McKelvey (cemck@presby.edu).  Paper proposals sent prior to October 15 will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee as they are received, and a decision will be sent promptly.

Papers on the following themes can be included in the International Conference on “Socialism for the Twenty-first Century”:

  -  The characteristics of classic socialism.

  -  The new concepts of socialism.

  -  The challenges and perspective of the old socialisms.

  -  The possible transition to socialism in the countries of the North.

  -  The transition toward the construction of a new society.

  -  Of what socialism are we discussing in the second decade of the twenty-first century?

  -  The plurality of ways to socialism.

  -  Political culture and political socialization in the period of transition to socialism.

  -  Socialism in Venezuela.

  -  The political thought of Mao Tse Tung.

  -  The political thought of Ho Chi Minh and the Doi Moi policy of Vietnam.

  -  The contributions of the Bolivarian Revolution to the construction of socialism.

  -  The contributions of Evo Morales, Inacio “Lula” da Silva, and Rafael Correa to contemporary political theory

  -  The contributions of the Cuban Revolution to the construction of socialism.

  -  The updating of the Cuban economic model: Challenges, perspectives, and prospects.

  -  Regional integration: challenges and perspectives.

  -  The revolution of the oppressed, the ex-colonized, and the poor.

  -  José Martí and the political science from the South.

  -  Social movements of the North.

  -  Conflict theory.  Significant conflicts in the second decade of the twenty-first century.  The role of negotiation in conflicts among the countries of the South.

  -  International dynamics and contemporary global issues.

  -  The relation between domestic policy and foreign policy.

  -  The relation between philosophy and political science. 

  -  Corruption: History and mechanisms.

Papers on other relevant themes will be considered.

The philosophy colloquium will include the following themes:

  -  Problems of the philosophy of education and its present challenges.

  -  Social movements of the North.

  -  Epistemology: the significance of atomic particles for scientific and philosophical knowledge.

  -  The biometric revolution.

  -  Environmental problems and their philosophical implications.

  -  Bioethics and the relation between bioethics and philosophy.  The meaning of transhumanism.

  -  Political philosophy and its role in current scientific knowledge.

Papers on other relevant themes will be considered.

 

More information: http://www.globallearning-cuba.com/new-political-science-2014.html