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Working Group 1: Challenges of Globalization to Philosophy and Democracy

This is the webpage for working group 1 of the Asia-Arab Inter-regional Philosophical Dialogues coordinated by RUSHSAP, UNESCO Bangkok.

The general introduction to the UNESCO Inter-regional Philosophical Dialogues is here.

This group will look at the emerging challenges to philosophy and democracy as a result of globalization.

Timeframe and report outline: being developed [will be posted for discussion when available].

The following is a list of current working group participants:
Mr. Issa Abyad:;
Dr. Masahira Anesaki:
Dr. Alireza Bagheri:
Dr. Philip Cam:
Mr. Xavier Gillet:;
Mr. Numan Hazar:
Dr. Rainier Ibana:
Ms. Lana Issa:
Mr. Altynai Karasaeva:
Dr. Konstantin S. Khroutski:;
Mr. Yersu Kim:
Mr. Glen Kurokawa:
Dr. On-Kwok Lai:
Dr. Un Leang:
Dr. Darryl Macer:
Mr. Mohamed Mesbahi:
Dr. Masahiro Morioka:;
Mr. Krishna Murali:
Mr. Kazashi Nobuo:
Dr. S. Panneerselvam:
Ms. Souria Saad-Zoy:
Mr. Henry Silverman:
Dr. Sarinya Sophia:
Ms. Marietta Stepanyants:;
Mr. Bakanebo Tamaroa:
Dr. Nacanieli S. Tuivavalagi:
Dr. Tu Weiming:
Dr. Naoshi Yamawaki:
Dr. Feruza Zagirtdinova:

More members are welcome. All inquiries to: rushsap.bgk [at]

Previous meetings of this working group are found on the Dialogues page.

5 August 2008: Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
* Programme (pdf file) * Report (pdf file)

17-18 November 2006: Rabat, Morrocco
* Report (English, pdf file) (Arabic, pdf file)

Previous meetings of other working groups:

6-7 August 2008: The Asia-Pacific Philosophy Education Network for Democracy (APPEND), Project on Education for Democracy and Sustainable Development in Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

4 August 2008: UNESCO Asia-Arab Interregional Philosophical Dialogues on Philosophy Facing the Challenges of Modern Technology in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea * Report (English, pdf file)

26 July 2008: Joint UNESCO-UNITAR Dialogues on the Role of Philosophers in War and Peace in UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan

25 July 2008: UNESCO Asia-Arab Interregional Philosophical Dialogues on the Roles of Philosophy in War and Peace in UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan

* Report (English, pfd file)  

An email listserve has also been established and that listserve is open for all to join:

If interested in joining the working group, or participating in a meeting, please send an email to:

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This page was last updated on 23 September 2012.