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International Conferences 2014

Invitation to an International Conference

Identity and Globalization: Ethical Implications

Klaipeda, Lithuania                                      June 17-18, 2014


in cooperation with

Klaipeda University




Over many centuries the pace of change was very slow – even glacial. Then in the aftermath of World War II geopolitical changes imposed not progress but stagnation. 


Now however the dynamics of the process of globalization brings a vast range of cultural interchange that entails both hopes and threats. The threats include economic competition which puts great pressure on weaker peoples to reduce worker compensation below a living wage and to tailor their educational system to forming servants of the machine rather than free citizens. The hopes, however, are that cumulatively the best sense of human dignity will coalesce to form the aspirations of all peoples and orient their constructive efforts. Between these threats and hopes lies the decisive field of the human struggle of our times. Can we conceive of a more worthy identity; can this include the other and indeed all others in these mobile times, can our aspirations take us beyond the material to the spiritual?


The conference on June 17-18, 2014 will examine the following issues on which the submission of abstracts and papers are invited.

1/ construction and deconstruction of cultural identity

2/ interchange of cultures: historical and ethnographic

3/ immigration and integration: the face of Other in national culture

4/ the relation of material achievement to spiritual fulfillment and vice versa


The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy will publish the resulting papers upon review. An abstract of 300 words should be submitted to daliastanciene@yahoo.fr and cua-rvp@cua.edu by April 15, 2014, papers  by June 1, 2014, and final papers for publication (without upper page limits) by October 1, 20134. Attached please find the style sheet.



There is no registration fee. Participants will cover their own travel and hotel costs.



Dalia Stanciene 

Klaipeda University

Klaipeda, Lithuania







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