The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation is organizing The Athens Dialogues, a major international conference on November 24-27, 2010, on the occasion of the opening of the Onassis Cultural Center-Athens. The conference will explore the role of the Greek cultural legacy (broadly defined) in understanding and addressing contemporary global challenges.
The Athens Dialogues conference is organized in collaboration with eight leading world class academic institutions, namely the Academy of Athens, the Accademia dei Lincei, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German Archaeological Institute, the Institut de France, the Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, the University of Oxford and the University of Stanford.
This unique intellectual event will bring together 60 eminent scholars in the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences for four days of discussions that will range across the borders of academic disciplines and historical periods. Leading thinkers, academics, scientists and intellectuals from all over the world will gather aiming at opening new routes of thought on issues of universal and diachronic interest, such as:
A large part of the debate will be conducted on the internet, as speakers will be required to pre-publish an original paper on a cutting edge e-journal, implemented by CHS, Harvard. During the conference, 24 respondents will present their intervention having read the pre-published essays. Also, all our Website visitors will be able to exchange ideas and post their comments regarding the conference contributions through the e-journal forum.
In addition, we intend to involve the audience-some 800 scientists and scholars-in the discussions as active participants, while thousands of people attending the conference through web-casting will be able to address questions in real time. Finally, all the participants will be invited to take part in the Athens Dialogues Network, a restricted web portal dedicated to providing a locus for discussion and communication among academics and intellectuals on a range of issues concerning the evolution of Greek culture over the centuries and its role in today's society.
Fill the Participation Request online : http://www.athensdialogues.org/participation/participation-request.
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Deadline for Participation Requests is Friday, October 15th 2010.
Participation Fee is waived for Students and overseas Scholars!
ATTRACTIVE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS ARE OFFERED
Interdisciplinary approaches, stimulating debates, diachronic perspectives and the broad participation of great minds of our times make Athens Dialogues a unique opportunity not to be missed!
For more information, visit the conference website : http://www.athensdialogues.org/.