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George Francis McLean: VITA

 

              

Present Position:

 

Director, Center for the Study of Culture and Values and

Professor Emeritus, School of Philosophy

The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

 

President, the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy        

 

Education:

 

- Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1949-1956, (Ph.B., Ph.L., S.T.B., S.T.L.)

- The Catholic University of America, Washington, 1956-1958, (Ph.D.)

- The University of Madras, 1969 and 1977, (Visiting Research Scholar)

- The University of Paris, 1970, (Visiting Research Scholar)

- Institute for Oriental Studies, 1991 & 1993, Cairo, Egypt (Visiting Research Scholar)

 

Professional Activities:

 

- Professor of Philosophy, 1958-1993; Professor Emeritus, 1993-; The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

- Advisory Professor, 1994 - , Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

- Advisory Researcher, 1998- , The Institute of Philosophy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

- Advisory Researcher, 2001- , The Department of Philosophy, Jiaotong University, Xian, China

- Honorary Doctor, 2003, Kazak Academy of Sciences, Kazakhstan

 

Secretary     

- The American Catholic Philosophical Societies (ACPA) 1965-1980

- The International Society for Metaphysics (ISM) 1974-1998

- The World Union of Catholic Philosophical Societies (WUCPS) 1974-1998

- The Inter-university Committee on Research and Policy Studies (ICR) 1975-1977 (founder)

- The Joint-Committee of Catholic Learned Societies and Scholars (CLS) 1974-1977 (founder)

- The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP) 1983- (founder)

- The CUA Center for the Study of Culture and Values (CSCV) 2000- (founder)

         

[Along with being Graduate Professor of Metaphysics, the work as administrator of professional philosophical associations and research organizations has been a central career concern. This has entailed organizing an average of three major philosophical conferences each year in all parts of the world, and countless other smaller meetings. They included holding the first world philosophy conferences outside of the North Atlantic (in India, Africa and Latin America in the 70s), negotiating seminars in difficult times of transition behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s and 80s, in China during the 80s and 90s, and with Islamic scholars in the 90s and 2000s, as well as developing 75 research teams, and editing and publishing 180 books.]

 

President

 

- The World Union of Catholic Philosophical Societies (WUCPS) 1998-2008

- The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP) 2009-

 

Director

 

Center for the Study of Culture and Values 2000- (founder)

 

Board of Directors:

The International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) 1977-1987    

[This included membership on the FISP Committee on Congresses which worked out the policy for the World Congress of Philosophy and other philosophical meetings sponsored by FISP.]

 

Other:

 

1. Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

 

2. Academic travels: to all continents at least every two years

 

3. Founder:  Inter-University Committee on Research and Policy Studies (ICR),

                    Joint Committee of Catholic Learned Societies (CLS),

                    The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP),

                    The Center for the Study of Culture and Values (CSCV)

 

4. Annual Seminar:  With 15 professors from as many countries in Washington for 10 weeks each year beginning in 1984. The themes are various. (See www.crvp.org)

 

5. Publications: over 30 books and 200 articles; general editor for 260 book series “Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change” (see www.crvp.org)

 

6. Conferences organized 15-20 per year.

 

(For more detailed information see www.crvp.org.)

 

 

 

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