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Call for Papers

For
Social Cohesion, Democracy and Development
Baha'i House of Worship, New Delhi
Tuesday 11 February 2014
Organized by

Concept Note

People are generally frightened at the idea of “Clash of Civilizations”, growing phobia towards others, accompanied by prejudice and lack of understanding of other’s faith and cultural values. At the same time, hi-tech communication technologies have helped the hate-mongers to spread chaos, enmity and hatred through disinformation, misinformation and false propagandas. Today, even a small occurrence in any part of the world affects the entire globe. However, we are not immune to events which are happening in other continents. In this respect, peace-building initiatives, interfaith dialogue, culture education and awareness programs are imperative in the contemporary society. Many nations have realized that “multiculturalism” is a sterling value, which citizens should imbibe in their daily life. The nations should launch extensive programs to spread these universal values.

It is a human nature to get frightened at the idea of a strange thing. When anybody hears a strange noise while walking in a dark street, his first reaction is one of fear. But after finding that the noise was caused by an innocent small kitten, his reaction converts into love, care and sympathy. It is so imperative to study and promote intercultural values, interfaith dialogue and peace-building initiatives to lay the foundation for peaceful coexistence, harmony and brotherhood.

In this regard, the Indialogue Foundation and Interfaith Foundation India invite eminent academics, research scholars, research fellows and peace activists to send their Abstracts/Papers to be presented at the Seminar. The same will be published and distributed at the Seminar. An abstract should consist of 300 words and full paper between 6 to 10 pages to be sent by the following dates to the Secretary of the Seminar:

  • Last date for acceptance of abstracts: 5th March 2014

  • Last date for confirmation of shortlisted abstracts: 10th March 2014

  • Last date for acceptance of full paper: 5th April 2014

The Seminar is of interdisciplinary nature and the contributors are welcome to look at the sub-themes and other topics conforming to the parameters of the main theme of the Seminar. Stated below are some sub-themes:

  • Globalization, Peace and Development

  • Multiculturalism and Nation-building

  • Pluralism and Secularism in Globalized World

  • Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue towards a Harmonious Society

  • Culture of Coexistence: Role of Education

  • Role of Education in Peace-building Efforts

  • Freedom of Speech in a Multicultural Society

  • Social, Ethnic and Religious Polarizations and Threats

  • Philanthropy as a means of Peace-building

  • Sustainable Development and Peace-building

  • Religious, Linguistic and Ethnic Identity and Human Rights

  • Role of Civil Society in Peace-building

  • Prejudice, “Otherness” and Dialogue

  • Any other topic related to the main theme of the Seminar

Conveyance : The organizers will provide Accommodation and Transport facility (AC Train II) for speakers coming from outside New Delhi. A token honorarium of Rs. 2500/- (two thousand five hundred only) will be paid to a paper presenter. For enquiries regarding arrangements, please contact the Secretary of the Seminar. The Abstracts and full Papers should be directly sent to the Convener of the Seminar, Prof. M M Verma.

Venue : Seminar Hall, Indialogue Centre, M-207 Greater Kailash II, New Delhi 110048.

Convener
Prof. M M Verma
President
Interfaith Foundation India
Mob : 09818753534,
Email : mmvinterfaith@gmail.com
Website :www.interfaithfoundationindia.com

Coordinator
Bilal Acikgoz
President, Indialogue Foundation
Mob : 08826952385,
Email: president@indialogue.in

Secretary
Nurdin Kaparov
Director, Delhi Office : Indialogue Foundation
Mob : 09866556021,
Email : delhi@indialogue.in

Day One, 19th April
Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 Registration, Lecture Hall 1
9:30 – 10:00

 Inauguration Ceremony, Lecture Hall 1
10:00 – 11:30

Welcome Speech & Introduction

Mr. Bilal Acikgoz
President, Indialogue Foundation

Chairman

Prof. M. M. Verma
President, Interfaith Foundation India

Chief Guest

Hon’ble Dr. Karan Singh
President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Min. of External Affairs

Keynote Address

Amb. A. Sajjanhar
Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony,
Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI

Guest of Honour

Dr. Ahmet Muharrem Atlig
Secretary General, Journalists and Writers Foundation
Istanbul, Turkey

Guest of Honour

Swami Shantatmananda
Head of the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi

Special Address

Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Chairperson, Center for Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Vote of Thanks

Prof. R. A. Kamal
Former, Head Department of Islamic Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia

Tea Break
11:30 – 11:45

Technical Session 1 (Common) - Culture of Coexistence and Interfaith Education
Time:11:45 – 13:15, Venue: Lecture Hall 1
Chairman: Prof. Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui
Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia

Dr. Ahmet Muharrem Atlig
Secretary General,
Journalists and Writers Foundation
Istanbul, Turkey

Necessity of Dialogue and Tolerance Education for Expanding Mutual Acceptance and Coexistence in Wider a Society

Gheshe Doorji Dandul
Director, Tibet House
New Delhi

 Culture of Coexistence in Education System

S. N. Sahu
Joint Secretary
Rajya Sabha
New Delhi

 Culture of Coexistence in National Educational Curriculum

Dr. Laj Utreja
Director Institute of Global Harmony
Rajastan

Globalization and Peace & Harmony Education

Prof. Haribhau Kedar
Former Vice-Chancellor, Nagpur University
Director General
Dharma Bharathi National Institute of Peace and Value Education
Nagpur, Maharashtra

Culture of Coexistence: Role of Education

Prof. Harjeet Kaur Bhatia
Professor
Department of Educational Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi

(In)equalities, Peace and Education

 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15

Technical Session 2A - Interfaith Dialogue and Peace-building in Multi-religious Societies
Time:14:45 – 15:15, Venue: Lecture Hall 2
Chairman: Padma Shri Prof. Ravinder Kumar
Former Vice Chancellor, CCS University, Meerat, UP

Swami Sachidananda Bharathi
Dharma Bharathi Ashram           
Nagpur, Maharashtra

 Peace-building in the Multi-religious Milieu of India

Padma Bhushan Dr. V. Mohini Giri
Former Chairperson, National Commission for Women
Chairperson, Guild for Service & War Widows Association
New Delhi

Role of women in Peace Building

Prof. Shri Krishan
Professor of History
Dean Faculty of Social Sciences
Indira Gandhi University
Haryana

Gandhi's relevance in Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue towards a Harmonious Society

Prof. Subhash Chandra
Board of Trustee
Global Peace Foundation
New Delhi

 Enlightened Leadership: A New paradigm for World Peace & Oneness of humanity

Dr. Zeenat Shaukat Ali
Director General
World Institute of Islamic Studies for Dialogue, Mediation, Gender and Peace
Mumbai

 The Emergence of a Unique Global Dialogue

Adrian J. Fernandes
Student, Master of Theology
Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth
Institute of Philosophy and Religion
Pune, Maharashtra

A Hopeful Appraisal on Religiosity and Spirituality:
Effective Mediums for Fostering Peace in a Globalized and Multicultural Context

Technical Session 2B - Otherness, Identity and Dialogue
Time:14:15 – 15:45, Venue: Committee Room
Chairman: Prof. R. P. Singh
Center for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Shanthikumar Hetttiarachchi
Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Religion
Conflict and Social Engagement
Colombo, Sri-Lanka

Recovering ‘Otherwardness’ as a Counter Narrative to ‘Otherisation’
in Plural Communities:  A Proposition to Peacebuilding

Prof. Hema V. Raghavan
Senior Fellow, IASE University of Rajasthan
Former Dean of Students’ Welfare, University of Delhi

Jihad, McWorld and …?

Prof. K. K. Sharma
(Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor)
Professor Harmony Philosophy Chair
IASE Deemed University
Sardarshahar, Rajastan

 Tracing Roots for Peace-Building in Evolutionary Processes and Modernism:
Analyses and Implications

Dr. C. Sheela Reddy
Associate Professor
Indian Institute of Public Administration
New Delhi

 Multiculturalism and Women: Approach and Search for an Identity

Steven d’Almeida, SJ
Scholastic of the Society of Jesus (Goa Province)
Rosary Jesuit Residence
Arajara, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Harmonious Co-existence with the Other

Maneesh Rai
Research Scholar
Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 Raising the Question: Who is Multicultural?

Tea Break
15:45 – 16:00

Technical Session 3A - Migration, Citizenship and Ethnic Identity
Time:16:00 – 17:30, Venue: Lecture Hall 1
Chairman: Prof. Surinder S. Jodhka
Center for Study of Social Systems, JNU

Professor R. P. Singh
Centre for Philosophy
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

 Pluralistic Perspective on Peace:
Understanding Diversity in Multiculturalism in the Era of Globalization

Prof. Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui
Faculty of Education
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi

 Corporate Philanthropy, Peace-Building and New Indian Corporate Law

Dr. Quaisar Alam
Assistant Professor
University of Delhi
New Delhi

 Dynamics of Globalization and Citizenship beyond the Nation- State

Khutheibam Farook Ali
Research Scholar
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

 Multicultural Societies and Local Diversities:
Intensification of Identity Movement

Simon Murmu
Student
Jnana-DeepaVidyapeeth
Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion
Pune

 Redefining the Ethical Identity of a Person

Shahana Purveen
Research Scholar
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai

Ethnic Identity: A Basic Right of Migrant Workers in Metropolitan City of India

 Technical Session 3B - World Religions, Peace and Development
Time:16:00 – 17:30, Venue: Lecture Hall 1
Chairman: Dr. Ahmet Muharrem Atlig
Secretary General, Journalists and Writers Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Deepali Bhanot
Head of the Department of Sanskrit
Janki Devi College
University of Delhi, Delhi

Interfaith Understanding for a Harmonious Society: A Hindu Perspective

Dr. A. K. Merchant
General Secretary
Temple of Understanding
New Delhi

 Globalization, Peace & Development:
An Interfaith Perspective

Patrick Nickisch
UNO representative of the United Religions Initiative (URI)
Geneva

Bridge-builders between civilizations:
Its role revisited in international relations of the system

Mohammed Yaseen Gadda
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Department of Islamic Studies
Aligarh Muslim University
Uttar Pradesh

 Muslim-Christian Relations: Prospect for Future Global Peace

Naghma Siddiqi
Doctoral Research Scholar
Department of Islamic Studies
Jamia Hamdard
New Delhi

 Development through Unilateral Peace in a Globalized World: An Islamic Perspective

 Dinner

 Day Two, 20th April
Indialogue Center, M-207 Greater Kailash 2

Technical Session 1A – Common Cause, Community Engagement and Peace-building
Time:10:00 – 11:30, Venue: Seminar Hall
Chairman: Dr. Rakesh Batabyal
Associate Professor, Center for Media Studies, JNU

Prof. S. A. M. Pasha
Department of Political Science
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi

 International Civil Society and Peace building

M. P. Lele
Retired Additional Director General
Doordarshan
New Delhi

 Peace Education for Global Communities

Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra
Dy. Director, National Gandhi Museum
New Delhi

 Sustainable Development and Environmental Ethics for World Peace

Dr. Homi Dhalla
President
World Zarathushti Cultural Foundation
Mumbai

 The Role of Human Rights in a Multicultural World

Dr. Ashu Pasricha
Assistant Professor
Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies
Panjab University
Chandigarh, Punjab

 Role of Civil Society in Peace Building

Anjum Hassan
Lecturer
IMS Law College
Noida, Uttar Pradesh

 Freedom of Speech in Multicultural Society

 Technical Session 1B – Educational Curriculum, Multiculturalism and Peace-building
Time:10:00 – 11:35, Venue: Lecture Hall 1
Chairman: Ashok Pandey
Principal, Ahlcon International School, Delhi

Dr. Rajni Thakur
Assistant Professor
Chandigarh College of Education
Punjab

Education and Coexisting Cultures

Deepti Kavathekar
Research Scholar
Central Institute of Education
University of Delhi, Delhi

Pluralism and Coexistence through Education:
Philosophy of Reality

Reena Merin Cherian
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Social Work
University of Delhi, Delhi

Facilitating Peace Education and Multiculturalism among School Children Using Artistic Expressions

Yugeshwar Sah
Junior Hindi Translator
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Communal Harmony and Peace-Building through Education

V. Sayyid Shaheer
Department of Psychology
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi

Role of Education in Reconciliation Process

Hassan Shareef
Assistant Professor
Department of Islamic Studies
SAFI Institute of Advanced Study
Malappuram, Kerala

Need to Strengthen Peace and Harmony with the Implementation of Papers on Religions in the Curriculum of National Higher Education

 Tea Break
11:30 – 11:45

Technical Session 2A - Globalization, Multiculturalism and Nation-building
Time:11:45 – 13:15, Venue: Seminar Hall
Chairman: Prof. Badrul Alam
Head Department of Political Science, JMI, New DElhi

Prof. Anwar Alam
Professor, Department of International Relations
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science
Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey

 Muslim Minority, Multiculturalism and Nation Building: A Comparison of India and Europe

Prof. Jai Narain Sharma
Professor, Department of Gandhian Studies
Punjab University, Chandigarh

 Colonialism, Nationalism and Globalization

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta
Associate Professor
Head Department of Accounting and Finance
School of Business & Management Studies
Central University of Himachal Pradesh

 An Exploratory Study on Role of Civil Society in Peace Building during Civil Wars

Dr. P. Krishna Mohan Reddy
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

 Multiculturalism and Secularism in a Globalized World: Some Questions

Vimal Nayan Pandey
Doctoral Fellow
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

Emerging Challenges to Global Peace and
India’s Peace Policy in Post-Cold War Era

Diana Evangeline
Student, Master of Development Studies
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 Emancipation in the Era of Globalization

Technical Session 2B – Advocates of Peace, Security and Dialogue
Time:14:00 – 15:30, Venue: Lecture Hall 1
Chairman: Prof. R. A. Kamal
Former Head Department of Islamic Studies, JMI

Prof. Mohammad Zafaruddin
Dean, School of Languages, Linguistics & Indology
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

 Contribution of Tagore and Teresa to Multiculturalism and Peace

Dr. Azra Abidi
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi

Role of Islamic Teachings to Maintain the Culture of Coexistence

Qamar Agha
Independent Journalist, New Delhi

Multiculturalism in Gulen’s teachings

Abdur Rahman
Research Scholar
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

Components of Security and Peace:
The Qur’anic Perspective

Syed Iliyas Hashmi
Sub-Editor
Department of Editing & Research
Dairatul Maarifil Osmania
Osmania University
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

 Message of Peace for Multi-cultural Society:
Gleaned from Rumi’s Mathnawi-e-Manavi

Bilal Ahmad Khanday
Research Scholar
Department of Islamic Studies
University of Kashmir
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

 Globalization, Peace and Development in the XXI Century: The Perspective of Fathullah Gulen

Lunch
13:00 – 14:00

Technical Session 3A – Peace-building and Development: Regional Cases
Time:11:45 – 13:15, Venue: Lecture Hall 1
Chairman: Prof. Savita Pande
Chairman, Center for South Asian Studies, JNU

Dr. Indrani Talukdar
Research Fellow
Indian Council of World Affairs
New Delhi.

 

Peace-building: A Case Study of Cyprus

Dr. E.D. Immanuel Ebenezar
Teaching cum Research Fellow
Department of Christian Studies
University of Madras

An Interpretative Study on Hindu-Christian Communalism, Interactive Religio-Cultural Traditions and Interreligious Harmony
in the District of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Puthem Jugeshor Singh
Research Scholar
Centre for African Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

 

Peace initiative and regional, external intervention in Recent Conflict in Mali

Alka
Research Scholar
Centre for Inner Asian Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

 

Role of Afghan women in Peace- building and Nation- building in Afghanistan

Muhammad Abdul Sathar
Junior Research Fellow
Centre for West Asian Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia

 

Role of Religious Philanthropic organizations in Maintenance of Communal Harmony, an Analysis of Kerala Model

Aijaz-Ul-Haq
Research Scholar
Department of Political Science
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh

 

Role of Civil Society in the Peace-building Efforts: A Case study of Civil Society in Kashmir

Technical Session 3B - Literature, Culture and Multiculturalism
Time:10:00 – 11:30, Venue: Lecture Hall 2
Chairman: Dr. Arshad Alam
Assistant Professor, Center for Study of Social Systems, JNU

Dr. Mohammad Aleem
Freelance Writer
New Delhi

 

World Literature, Translation, Peace building

Rahul Singhal
Research Scholar
Department of English
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

 

Globalization, Multiculturalism and Indian English Fiction

Manjari Shukla
Research Scholar
Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 

Legitimizing Cultures through Hollywood

Swami Sarvananda Saraswati
Sarveshvar Mahadev
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

 

Peace and Harmony in Hindu Scriptures

K G Suresh
Journalist
Director, Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (INDIA)

 

               
Multiculturalism in Media

 Tea Break
15:45 – 16:00

 Valedictory Ceremony, Lecture Hall 1
16:00 – 17:30

Chair

Prof. (Dr) M M Verma
President
Interfaith Foundation India

Valedictory Address

Mr S N Sahu
Joint Secretary
Rajya Sabha

Guest of Honour

Shri Kanakmal Dugar
Chancellor
IASE University, Rajasthan

Vote of Thanks

 

 

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