This conference is the successor to the 2013 conference "On fire at the frontiers", held at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, August 1-3, 2013.More information
The forum will be an opportunity to share best practices in teaching, research and service, as well as to reflect on how each school can innovate and enhance its leadership to help build a more just and sustainable society. Leadership and innovation are becoming key parts of business planning and operations globally. Equally, they can also contribute to a more sustainable world. This joint meeting will encourage discussion of the scholarship, pedagogy, and practice of leadership and innovation under the following general themes:
- Jesuit Leadership Style: a contribution to sustainable development
- Jesuit Inspiration at the University Level: innovation in business teaching
- Jesuit Inspiration at the University Level: business challenges
- Reflections on a More Sustainable World: cases from different countries
This conference is the follow-up of the 2010 Mexico City conference: “Networking Jesuit Higher Education for the Globalizing World,” Mexico City – April 23, 2010. For a report on this meeting, see http://www.ajcunet.edu/news-detail?TN=NEWS-20130114114310.
Please note that this conference is by invitation only. Contact the president/rector of your institution to learn more about the possibility of attending.
The Jesuit tradition is an intriguing prism through which to look at many aspects of the Society of Jesus’ history and influence, whether explicitly through comparative studies, or by the grouping of studies around a given topical, chronological, or geographic focus. Scholarship on the Society of Jesus engages a staggering array of disciplines like art history, theology, literary
studies, the history of science, international law, military history, performing arts, and
archeology. From another perspective, scholarship on Jesuits and their works intersects with many historical periods like the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment among others.
The first symposium theme is the distinctiveness of Jesuits and their ministries. It will focus on the quiddias Jesuitica, the specifically Jesuit way of proceeding in which Jesuits and their colleagues operated in the last half a millennium from historical, geographical, social, and cultural perspectives. What has changed and adapted itself to different times and situations? What has remained constant transcending time and place, infusing the apostolic works and lives of Jesuits with the charism on which the Society of Jesus was founded and developed?
Proposals for individual papers and panels (max. 250 words) along with a narrative CV (max.150 words) must be submitted to the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (email@example.com) before 31 May 2014.
The Program committee of the 2015 JUHAN Conference is requesting papers that address the question of Ending Enduring Human Suffering. We are calling for papers that offer original research, policy analysis, or promising programmatic interventions of humanitarian efforts to reduce human suffering. Papers from students are especially welcome.
In addition, students are invited to submit proposals for advocacy panels. These panels will feature presentations of campus and community work on issues related to humanitarianism and social justice and provide an opportunity for networking and sharing of best practices. Students presenting on advocacy panels will not be required to submit a paper.
The deadline for submission of an abstract is December 15, 2014. All abstracts must be submitted to the program chair, Dr. Richard Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org and should be no more than 250 words in length. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 1, 2015. Completed papers/presentations are due to the panel moderator by May 22, 2015.
Once every five years, representatives from all of the Jesuit universities in the Heartland-Delta region of the United States convene for a day of reflection on the shared mission and identity of these institutions. Unlike previous meetings, the seventh meeting will have a hybrid format, with keynote lectures being streamed on-line and discussion sessions taking place on-campus at each participating university.More information - Email organizer
Tax systems in virtually all Western democracies are faced with a crisis of legitimacy. Citizens and corporations appear less willing than ever to pay taxes, a high-tech industry has been created to aid in the circumvention of taxes, and even the tax collector sometimes seems uncertain as to the proper end and means of taxation. According to political scientist David Easton, our decreased willingness to pay taxes is a symptom of a weakening of diffuse support for the political authorities and even worse for the political regime. But even though there is a weakening trust, Easton notes that we might still be willing to pay taxes for specific purposes that we agree with or that we perceive as profitable to ourselves. Yet the very essence of taxation consists in collecting state revenue in bulk, revenue which is then reallocated in light of collective decisions that are made by the people’s representatives as a whole, rather than by the individual contributors.
Are collective institutions still able to generate a sufficient level of trust to keep this mechanism going? And if not, what are the key factors that contribute to this decline in trust? And what explains the different levels of trust in different countries? Are there “intra-fiscal” factors at play, that is, should we primarily look at the properties of tax systems and the differences between different tax systems? Or do the institutional structures and political ideologies of different countries explain different levels of trust? Of course, we should also take stock of the impact of economic and cultural globalization.
We propose to look at five different aspects of the interaction between the taxing political authorities and the taxed citizens and corporations. These five items will form the basis of five different sessions at the workshop. - Inequality between citizens
- Societal culture and civic solidarity
- The institutional environment at the national and international level
- Political parties and ideologies: The key question here is
This first World Congress encompasses the 4th IAMSR Conference on Management and Spirituality, of which the three previous editions were held in Vienna (Austria), Bangalore (India) and Lourdes (France). The primary goals are to bring spirituality (aided and/or fuelled by creativity) to the forefront of management research and practice, and to create a meaningful and inspiring experience for all attendees. The congress is general in scope. In order to foster greater depth of discussion, the presentations will be organised in various themes that will feature, among others, world-renown speakers, a global Senior Executive panel and delivery of academic papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 28, 2014.More information - Email organizer
We understand imagination in relation to the scientific context as the art to creatively design, produce, discuss and envisage societal alternatives for the future. In that sense it opens a window on the future and constitutes a source for societal development. Placed within a broader context, imagination processes play a role in the development of sciences and in the construction of societies, as well as in the interaction between sciences and societies, the former stimulating the further development of the latter, and the latter providing an environment in which the former thrives. Sciences and societies shape and further one another’s imagination processes.
The study of the creative and productive use of imagination at the intersection of science and society in view of building and shaping the future constitutes the main purpose of this workshop. This reflection will be stimulated by focusing on four subthemes:
- Imagination at work in the sciences
- Sciences as part of the imaginary of societies
- Imaginaries of the future shaping contemporary reality
- Politics of imagination
The application deadline for submissions is October 31, 2014.
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This conference will examine such questions as: How can the essential ideas that animate Catholic colleges and universities best be expressed today? How should courses in philosophy and theology be conceived and structured in general education curricula? How do the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences serve and express the basic mission of Catholic higher education?More information - Email organizer
This conference is thus built on the conviction that energy transition, in order to be feasible and sustainable, requires an understanding of the underlying social justice issues. The challenge is to go beyond current discussions on technical aspects and to focus on the social justice issues involved in the energy transition. Submissions for papers are due on April 13, 2014.More information - Email organizer
Hosted by the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons will focus on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with researchers, businesses, and communities that are bringing EJS issues to the fore of public discourse.More information - Email organizer
Mobilizing the Worldwide Jesuit Network: Collaboration for Global Sustainability
• Accessing impacts of various on-going IAJBS projects and activities
• Mapping out ways for more collaboration on our undertakings
• Leveraging our network to reinforce impacts from the worldwide activities
In conjunction with the IAJBS 2014 Forum theme of Mobilizing the World-wide Jesuit Network: Collaboration for Global Sustainability, CJBE 2014 Conference seeks abstracts, proposals, or completed papers emphasizing the potential of networking when faculty, along with students and the greater community, accompany each other.More information - Email organizer
During the academic year 2013-2014, Heythrop College will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation by the Society of Jesus in Louvain in 1614. To commemorate this notable anniversary, Heythrop College and the Institute of English Studies of the University of London are organising a conference which will explore the character and significance of the Jesuit educational tradition, with respect both to the study of theology and philosophy and to science, letters and the arts.More information - Email organizer
The Rome Seminar offers trustees, administrators, and faculty leaders of ACCU institutions a firsthand opportunity to explore the intellectual and spiritual legacy of the Catholic Church in order to strengthen and promote the mission of Catholic higher education in the United States.
Conducted and coordinated by ACCU senior staff and the staff of the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas in Rome, the seminar offers a unique inside look at the Vatican and an inspiring experience of the Eternal City's spiritual treasures. Included are in-depth conversations with key representatives within the Holy See and Rome's pontifical universities.
Understand and develop the role of faith and spirituality on a Catholic campus and how students study, work and socialize. Learn to be attentive to the ways we convey faith through observing both interfaith and ecumenical practices.
The University of San Diego (USD) in collaboration with Student Affairs and Mission and Ministry professionals is proud to announce the creation of the Catholic Higher Education Institute (CHEI), which will focus on Catholic institutions’ educational need to embrace faith and spirituality on campus.
This conference will explore how to successfully serve and engage Latino students on college campuses in Campus Ministry and in leadership roles. The conference will cover expenses for one campus minister and one student, but attendance is limited. To apply, please fill out the form available online. The application deadline is January 30, 2014.More information
The UCSIA workshop will investigate how sound, objective and ethically informed judgments can be reached in the courtroom, balancing the influence of the judge (the working of the legal profession, the role of rhetoric and language, etc.), with the input of new scientific methods, the influence of other actors (the attitude of the parties, their lawyers, experts and their aura of irrefutability,etc.) and the socio-political context (political responsibility, social pressure, media influence, etc).More information - Email organizer
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UCSIA aims to investigate this emerging research field of new family formation from the perspective of the younger generation and its psychological and educational needs and wants to look into the sociological, juridical and economic effects of this development in bringing together experts from the relevant disciplines for a two day international workshop in Antwerp. For more information, see the website.More information
It has been called the “unavoidable checkpoint for any debate on social issues facing Catholics today.” Gaudium et Spes (“Joy and Hope”), the pastoral constitution on the Church in the modern world, remains a living framework for contemplation and reform, 50 years after it emerged from the Second Vatican Council. Given their engagement with human dignity, the promotion of economic justice, and the advancement of peace, Catholic colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to advance the vision of this seminal document. Join ACCU at our 2014 Annual Meeting to celebrate the joy and hope of Catholic higher education as it embraces contemporary culture and creates a path to a better future.More information - Email organizer
Youth cultures are expressed through various forms of art and creativity for diverse reasons and motives. Analysing what drives the new generation in this innovative process of culture production, requires a multidisciplinary approach, from philosophy, history and criminology, over sociology, geography and economy, to media and cultural studies, anthropology, art and psychology. This workshop hopes to contribute to a renewed research agenda for the phenomenon of youth culture. For more information, see the websiteMore information
This workshop wants to investigate how today values are produced and transferred to new generations, as well as how different values and behaviours of young people further influence their educational achievement. For more info, see the website.More information
The Jesuit Higher Education in the Heartland Conference gathers faculty, staff and administrators from 12 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country's Heartland and Delta regions to explore the vision of Jesuit education in the 21st century.More information