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*** 2016 ***


RVP International Conferences (2016)





March 4-5Bucharest (University of Bucharest): "Religion, the Sacred and Hospitality"; Coordinated by Wilhem Danca


March 29-31 Andhra Pradesh (Andhra University): "Being Human in Multi-cultural Traditions";  Coordinated by K. Remi Rajani


May 27-29 Moscow (People's Friendship University of Russia): "Interaction of Cultures and Values: Philosophical Crossroad";  Coordinated by Ruzana Pskhu


June 22-24 Lviv (Ivan Franko National University): "The Philosophy of Dialogue and Understanding in the Construction of the European and World Communities"; Coordinated by Anatalij Karas


June 30-July 1, Klaipeda (Klaipeda University): "Dialogue of Cultures: Contemporary Thomism and Postmodern Society"; Coordinated by Dalia Marija Stanciene & Elyte Barzdziukiene


June 29-30, Shanghai (Shanghai University): "Reciprocity: A Human Value in a Pluralistic World"Coordinated by Wang Tianen

July 2-3,  Shangrao (Shangrao Normal University and Renmin University of China): "Moral Responsibility and Humanity"; Coordinated by Gong Qun

July 6-7Wuhan (Wuhan University): "Hermeneutic Understanding of Translation of Early Buddhism and Christian Scriptures: Theories and Praxis"; Coordinated by Huang Chao

July 10-11  Beijing (Shishahai Institute and Peking University): "Dialogue of Religions abd Beliefs in China"; Coordinated by Gan Chunsong 


September 12-13Poznań Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences/Adam Mickiewicz University): "Ethos and Violence"Coordinated by Darius Dobrzanski & Przemyslaw Strzyzynski

RVP Annual Seminar (2016)

August 8-September 9,Washington, D.C. : "Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: Structure and Role of Compassion"; Contact: (

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RVP Annual International Seminar (2015)

August 17-23, Constanța, Romania (Romanian Academy-Iași Branch and Bretanion Institute): "The Role of Spirituality in Promoting Reconciliation"; Coordinated by Dan Chitoiu

August 17-September 18, Washington, D.C.: "Religion, Reconciliation and Peace: Philosophical Perspectives"; Contact: (

RVP International Conferences (2015)


March 4-5, Rome (Pontifical Gregorian University): "Church in a Secular Age: Holistic Dialogue and Kenotic Vision"; Contact: (


June 10-14Abakaliki, (Ebonyi State University): "African Philosophical and Intellectual Responses to the Development Crisis in Africa"; Coordinated by Joseph C.A. Agbakoba & Jerry C. Chukwuokolo


June 13-14Iaș(Romanian Academy--Iași Branch and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University): "Philosophy Emerging from Cultural Traditions and Its Role in a Global Age"; Coordinated by Dan Chitoiu

Great Britian

June 16, London (Heythrop College, University of London): "Towards a Kenotic Vision of Authority in the Catholic Church"; Coordinated by Anthony J. Carroll


June 25, Tilburg (Tilburg University): "A Catholic Minority Church in a World of Seekers"Coordinated by Peter Jonkers


July 4-5,  Hanoi (The Academy of Journalism and Communication): "Value Education in the Context of Social Intergration"; Coordinated by Tran Hai Minh 

July 8-9Da Nan City (The Institute of Philosophy, The Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences and Fu Jen University, Taipei): "Hermeneutic Understanding of Classical Philosophies in Contemporary Times";Coordinated by Nguyen Ngoc Toan & Li-Yiing Lynn Fu


July 12-13, Wuhan (Wuhan University): "The Methods of Mateo Ricci and Communication between Western and Chinese Cultures"; Coordinated by Huang Chao

July 17-19, Tianjing (Nankai University): "Justice and Responsibility in Multiple Cultures"; Coordinated by Yan Mengwei 


July 26-27, Bishkek (International University of Kyrgyzstan): "Tradition and Inovation in the Global Dialogue of Cultures";  Coordinated by Alieva Cholpon Erikovna


September 24-25, Buenos Aires (National University of Lanús (UNLa): "The Question of the Other in Philosophy, in Politics, in Society and in Culture"; Coordinated by H. Daniel Dei


November 16-23Beirut (Notre Dame University-Louaize): "Philosophy and Religion as a Way of Life"; Coordinated by Honoree Claris Eid

United States

December 18-19, Boston, United States: "Relearning to be Human for Global Times: Challenges and Opportunities"; Contact: (






The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP)




- To understand and appreciate one's own culture and the values that shape aspirations and motivate actions.


- To understand other cultures and to develop a positive yet critical appreciation thereof.


-To build cooperation among peoples by healing deep tensions and promoting peace and friendship on a global scale.




-To mobilize research teams to study the nature, interpretation and development of cultures and to apply them to the challenges of contemporary change.


-To publish and distribute the results of these efforts.


-To organize extended seminars for deeper exploration of these issues and regional conferences for the coordination of this work.






New Research Project
"Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: 
Challenges and Opportunities"




Research Project

"Faith in a Secular Age"






































































[N.B. As a unique honor, the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) adds its sponsorship to all RVP conferences]

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