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Working Group 3: The Role of Philosophy in War and Peace

This is the webpage for working group 3 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.

Joint UNESCO-UNITAR Dialogues on Ethics of Nuclear Energy Technologies, 25-27 July 2008, UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan
*A response to the Depleted Uranium (DU) Resolution adopted at the United Nations General Assembly on 5 December, 2007 (pdf file with Conference conclusions)

Joint UNESCO-UNITAR Dialogues on the Role of Philosophers in War and Peace, 25-27 July 2008, UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan
* A Proposal to Make a Declaration on Enduring Peace and Justice (pdf file with Conference conclusions)

This group focuses on the promotion and strengthens the role of philosophy in War and Peace issues.

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

The following is a list of current working group participants:

Dr. Hassan Alubaidi:
Dr. Jayapaul Azariah:
Dr. Surjeet Kaur Chahal:
Dr. Fred Dallmayr:;
Dr. Rainier Ibana:
Mr. Sirajul Islam:
Ms. Lana Issa:
Ms. Plugplung Kongchana:
Mr. Glen Kurokawa:
Dr. Darryl Macer:
Dr. Masahiro Morioka:;
Mr. Kazashi Nobuo:
Mr. Chanroeun Pa:
Dr. S. Panneerselvam:
Mr. Saithong Phommavong:
Ms. Souria Saad-Zoy:
Dr. Sarinya Sophia:
Dr. Xiao Wei:

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

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

Previous meetings of this working group:

25-26 July 2008: UNITAR, Hiroshima, Japan

* Draft programme (pdf file) * Programme (pdf file) * Report (pdf file)
* Background papers: Encounters of Asia and the Arab Region with Modernity and The Invasion of Kuwait: Reasons, Agents and Chances for Peace

17-18 November 2006: Rabat, Morocco
* Report (Pfd 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

5 August 2008: UNESCO Asia-Arab Interregional Philosophical Dialogues on Challenges of Globalization to Philosophy and Democracy in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea * Report (English, pdf file)

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)

17-18 November 2006: Rabat, Morocco, Inter-Regional Philosophical Dialogue between Asia and the Arab World. *Report (Arabic, pdf file) (English, pdf file)

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


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This page was last updated on 23 September 2012.