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 Invitation to an International Conference 

Interaction of Cultures and Values: Philosophical Crossroad

May 27-29, 2016                                                Moscow, Russia




People's Friendship University of Russia




Conference Program



In the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) the international research and educational program “The dialog of civilizations: the East and the West” is being realized during last two decades. In the framework of this program the PFUR held around 20 international conferences in Moscow and 3 in Cairo. During these conferences were scoped multiple problems of intercivilization dialogue, cultural identity and globalization, the means of world perception in the context of civilization interaction, multiculturalism, globalization and justice, interrelations of Islamic and western world, the problem of terrorism, the philosophy of education, the questions of European integration etc. In the conferences took part the representatives of the leading universities and research institutes of Russia, the USA, the Great Britain, Germany, France, Canada, China, Portugal, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Iran etc.     


This international conference "The Interaction of Cultures and Values: Philosophical Crossroad" continues researching the traditions in totally new conditions of “the end of the world as we know it” and declares its main aim as understanding, discussing and projecting of new mechanisms of intercivilization communication in the context of ontological, epistemology, and value foundations of the dialog of civilizations in the context of the modern crisis and the future post-crisis world taking into consideration the crisis of globalization. The main task of the conference is to provide complex reconsideration of the notion “the dialog of civilizations” in new conditions on different conceptual levels: from fundamental (ontological) to methodological and categorical. With such comprehension the dialog of civilizations can be substituted by another term “dialogue of philosophical cultures” which accounts new deep meanings and possibilities of the recent changes, occurred over the last decade. Now humanity has unique opportunity to build solidarity on other foundations, and the most expressive term for it would be the term “dialogue of philosophical cultures”. That is possible because nowadays much more intellectuals, actors of political and civil society and common citizens clearly see insolvency of the dominant value system. Alternative models of philosophical, political and social understanding of the present and projecting of the future gained more allies not only in the South, but in the North.




1)      Philosophy and Values;

2)      Culture and Identity;

3)      Asymmetry in Cultures;

4)      Dialog of Philosophical Cultures;

5)      History of Philosophy in the Context of Philosophical Comparative studies;

6)      Logic of Historical-Philosophical Process.


Please send up to 3 page abstract (either in Russian or English) and a brief C.V. (first name, last name, academic degree, academic institution, position, and contact information) to Professor Ruzana Pskhu[r.pskhu@mail.ru] and cua-rvp@cua.edu until March 15, 2016. The Organizing Committee of the conference will review the abstract for acceptance. 

The working language of the conference will be Russian and English



There is no registration fee, but participants should fill in the registration form (http://www.rudn.ru) and email tor.pskhu@mail.ru and cua-rvp@cua.edu no later than 15 of March 2016. Travel expense will be covered by participants (or their institutions). The meeting will be held at the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Science, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (10a, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russia).


For foreign participants in order to arrange an entrance visa to the Russian Federation the following documents should be submitted to the Organizing Committee no later than March 15, 2016:


- a copy of national passport valid for no less than two months since the expiration of entrance visa as a scanned picture

- postal address (country, city, street, # of the house and apartment), telephone number and email.



Ruzana Pskhu

The Department of Philosophy

People's Friendship University of Russia

Moscow, Russia


Tel./fax: +7 (495) 434-32-66




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