PRIDE: Pacific Rim Institute for Development conference info and registration
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PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
An international non-profit organization in Special ConsultativeStatus with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations
Corporate Offices: 2101 Camino Vida Roble, Suite D, Carlsbad,California, 92009 - Tel/Fax: (760) 438-8825
International Mailing: 7720-B El Camino Real, Suite 511, Carlsbad,California, 92009 - Tel/Fax: (760) 942-3392
Call for Papers:
You are cordially invited to attend
THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CULTURAL SYMPOSIUM
"CURRENT INFLUENCES OF SECULAR ETHICS & RELIGIOUSCONSCIENCE"
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES (UCLA), USA
SEPTEMBER 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16, 2001
Sponsored by: Pacific Rim Institute For Development &Education (PRIDE) in concert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, theInstitute of World Religions (CASS) from the People's Republic of China
Co-Hosted by: The UCLA School of Public Health
Participants & Guests: Internationally renowned scholars, educators,and professionals from various disciplines, including distinguished scholarsfrom the People's Republic of China
Dear distinguished Scholars & Professionals:
The Pacific Rim Institute for Development & Education and The ChineseAcademy of Social Sciences, Institute of World Religions, wishes to invite you,as a recognized expert in your professional discipline, to participate at the2001 International Multi-Cultural Symposium on the topic "Current Influences ofSecular Ethics and Religious Conscience."
The 2001 Symposium will afford academics and professionals from all parts ofthe world the opportunity to participate with Chinese scholars in theBI-lingual sharing of thoughts, concepts, and creative vision. The conferencewill offer the occasion for academic exchange in areas of personal andinterpersonal ethics and beliefs.
We anticipate a fertile, mutually respectful, and lively exploration of thoseethical values and spiritual issues called into question by the uncertainstatus of religious and secular institutions throughout the world. PRIDE andCASS have arranged that similar symposiums will be held every two or threeyears.
Inasmuch as the Symposium is bilingual (English and Chinese), we request allthose who intend to present papers at the 2001 Symposium to registerprior to April 15, 2001. At the time ofregistration, please submit a one-page abstract; together with a briefautobiography. The abstract should not exceed 300 words, and autobiographicalmaterials not to exceed 150 words. Presenters will be notified of theacceptance of their papers no later than May 15, 2001. The completemanuscript, on computer disk and in paper copy, must be submitted priorto June 15, 2001.
Since each abstract will be printed in English and Chinese prior to opening ofthe conference, attendees will have the opportunity to peruse all documentsbefore presentation and thereby facilitate the discussion period. Eachindividual will have approximately ten minutes for presentation, which will befollowed by a period of discussion. The conference will include seven (7)plenary sessions and five (5) group-presentation sessions. In addition, freeperiods during the day and evenings will provide individuals with theopportunity to pursue mutual interests, and to share published material.
The Symposium sponsors wish to permit every participant to gain maximum benefitand inspiration from the proceedings. As became evident subsequent to theBeijing conference in 1998, participation in the Symposium serves to open newhorizons in thought and action. The event builds new international friendshipsand opportunities for further collaboration. The conference will stimulatesparticipants to transcend the bounds of theoretical research, to help createpractical models for the purpose of addressing problems of an ethical or moralnature.
We look forward to your distinguished participation in this event.
With sincere regards,
PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
By: Dr. Yu-An Rao - President
Section A: Symposium Sub-Topics
Section B: Co-Sponsors
Section C: Registration and Accommodations
SECTION A: SYMPOSIUM SUB-TOPICS
Each individual who has been invited to participate in the Symposium bringsexpertise in a particular field of research and/or practice in a disciplinewhich impacts upon the human condition. In this era of globalization, poweredby instant, and, for the most part, unobstructed, communication, we can observethe gradual improvement, reformation, erosion, or obliteration of many socialand cultural standards that have heretofore served as a fundamental guide forour thoughts and actions. Consequently, the goal of the upcoming conference isto provide a congenial forum in which to share observations and conclusionsconcerning the status of societal conditions, and to consider their influence,potential or actual, upon the course of national, regional and globalaffairs.
To the end of affording consultation on these and other matters, variousindividuals and institutions have referred a number of topics and relatedquestions to the Symposium Peer Review Panel for conference consideration. Wethought it informative to offer the following brief sampling of some of thetopics so submitted:
1. "Contrasting Sources & Implementation of Ethical Standards"
2. "Globalization's Requirement of a Universal Code of Ethics"
3. "Moral Standards in the Protection of Minorities, Women and Children"
4. "Family & Societal Contributions to the Needs Basic in ChildDevelopment"
5. "Ethical Differentials in Religious and Secular Belief"
6. "The Value of Ethics in Student Core Curriculums"
7. "The Need for Global Standards in the Prevention and Control of Disease"
8. "Secular and Doctrinal Considerations in Population Control"
9. "The Application of Moral Principles in Matters of Business & TheLaw"
10. "The Change of Ethical Values in a Pluralistic Society"
11. "The Family as a Path Towards Health"
THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (CASS): This national agencysupervises the study and research of a wide variety of matters of socialconcern in China, including economics, language, history, philosophy, religion,etc.
THE INSTITUTE OF WORLD RELIGIONS (IWR): This institute is comprised of anumber of separate departments, each of which is responsible for the researchand study of specific religious systems recognized by the Central Government.Among these departments are those dedicated to Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,Islam, and Taoism. It is one of the largest religious research institutes inthe world.
THE PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (PRIDE): This isa 501(C3) tax-exempt international. non-governmental organization, in specialconsultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.PRIDE is engaged in international cultural, social, and economic developmentprograms with individuals and institutions that share goals designed to promotepeace, friendship, harmony and prosperity throughout the world. It iscommitted to assist in the creation of a better understanding among differentnationalities through education.
ABSTRACT CONFIRMATION & REPRODUCTION
You can Email a confirmation of your presentation abstract to thePride9@aol.com, with copy to: Healy@pipeline.com
All papers should be submitted on disk, confirmed by Email attachment, inMicrosoft Word format, Word 97 or later, or in Rich Text Format (RTF). Ifnecessary, ASCI text can be accepted. Authors will be notified when theirmaterials have been successfully transmitted.
A printed book of all abstracts will be available at the registration desk atthe beginning of Symposium. Complete paper will be published after Symposium.
SECTION C: REGISTRATION & ACCOMODATIONS
Conference Location and Address: The conference will be held at UCLA SunsetVillage, Conference Plaza, located at 330 DeNeve Drive, 138707, Los Angeles,California, 90095-1387. It is situated on the Los Angeles campus of theUniversity of California, and is in close proximity to the Los AngelesInternational Airport (LAX). Communication with the Conference Plaza may beobtained by telephone (310) 206-9633 and FAX (310) 206-2603. The ReservationDesk telephone is (800) 854-5733. Transportation via bus and shuttle isavailable every 20 minutes to link travelers with locations inside and adjacentto the UCLA campus.
(As you would like it to appear on your name badge)
City: ______________________State/Province: _________________Zip:______
Home Phone: _______________ Work Phone: ______________Fax______________
E-mail Address: __________________________ Other:_______________________
Citizen of Country: _____________ Birth Date: _______________ Gender:___
REGISTRATION & MATERIAL FEE: Participant: US$ 120 Student: US$80
IF YOU ARE PRESENTING A PAPER OR REPORT, PLEASE COMPLETE THEFOLLOWING:
Title or description of your presentationtopic(s)________________________
Will you require written translation services? Yes ___ No ___
If you have published materials that you would like presented to interestedpersons, please furnish title of the material, field of expertise, and year ofpublication:
ROOM AND BOARD RESERVATIONS:
Note: Please mark your choice in the bracketed area.
1. At Sunset Village:
[ ] Double Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 73 perday
[ ] Double Room, Private Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 77 perday
[ ] Single Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals - US$ 108 perday
[ ] Single Room, Private Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 116 perday
2. At Residential Hall:
[ ] Triple Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals - US$ 51 perday
[ ] Double Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals - US$ 57 perday
[ ] Single Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference meals - US$ 87 perday
Note 1: The above packages include complementary use of UCLA's Olympic-qualityrecreational facilities, which feature an outdoor swimming pool, tennis andracquetball courts, and workout facilities.
Note 2: Please remit the Registration Fee and the charge for Room & Boardby money order or check only.
Note 3: In accordance with UCLA regulations, a $20.00 cancellation fee will becharged if a reservation is cancelled after April 15, 2001. In the event of acancellation after July 1, 2001, no refund will be given.
OBSERVER AND COMMUTER PARTICIPANTS
Attendees from other cities or countries may avail themselves of the sameselection of room and meal accommodations if they wish to stay on the UCLAcampus Conference Plaza. However, if they decide not to stay overnight atUCLA, they may select only conference meals and parking ticket for purposes ofparticipating in the conference. The registration and materials fee willremain the same as for other participants. Those wishing to attend the GrandBanquet only, may purchase tickets for that evening at US$40 per person.
SUBMITTAL OF THE REGISTRATION FORM:
Please mail the registration form, registration fee, and room and boardremittance (made payable to "pride") to the following address:
2101 CAMINO VIDA ROBLE, SUITE D
CARLSBAD, CA 92009, USA
You may also communicate with PRIDE through the PRIDE Website: http://www.Prideinc.com or http://www.pride9.org .
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