International Conference on Pakistan

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April 1, 2, and 3, 2020

Call for Papers

The Department of Philosophy at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a multi-disciplinary conference on Pakistan’s 70 years of existence, its future potentials and prospects, its role in the region and the world, and the modernization of the Pakistani state and society. Scholars of South Asian Studies from across the US will cover various facets of Pakistan’s situation in this two-day conference. Diplomats from the State Department, Pakistan Embassy, and the United Nations will participate.

Ambassador Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at The American University will deliver the inaugural Address followed by a cultural program of Sufi music by the world famous Junoon group of Pakistan.

Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. Hafeez Malik, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Villanova University/Editor Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Dr. Brian Spooner, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a special lecture.

The conference papers will cover the following and related themes:

  1. Economic and Developmental Challenges: Debt Burden and The Road Ahead
  2. Using Science and Technology for Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Pakistan
  3. Political and Constitutional Challenges and Crises of Pakistan
  4. Structure of Pakistan Society
  5. Religion and Politics in Pakistan: Implications for Human Rights and Modernization of State
  6. Pakistan-India Relations: The Kashmir Problem and the Rest
  7. Pak-US Relations: History, Challenges, and Future
  8. Pakistan and the Conflict in Afghanistan: Challenges of Contemporary Terrorism
  9. Trade Prospects/Relations with China, Russia, India, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
  10. Art, Literature, and Philosophy in Pakistan

Scholars are invited to submit their abstracts or completed papers by September 2, 2019, at 3:00 pm ET. The decision about the acceptance of papers will be communicated by mid-October.

Authors of accepted papers will be provided local hospitality by Kutztown University.

For more information, contact Dr. M.A. Adeel at , Mrs. Laurel Delaney, or call the Philosophy Department main office at 610-683-4230.

PASSHE IAPRS (Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies)

32nd Annual Spring Conference -- Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Kutztown University

Conference Program

Call for Papers

Please join us for the 32nd annual conference of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies to be held Saturday, March 23 at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  We invite submissions in all areas of philosophy and religious studies.  Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members (current and emeritus) are eligible to submit papers.

Keynote Address:

Robin Andreasen (University of Delaware), "Racism:  Conceptions and Institutional Solutions"

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Submissions:  Papers should be 8-10 typed, double-spaced, numbered pages, 2000-3000 words (not counting notes) for a presentation time of 15-20 minutes.  Your submission should include two separate files (prepared for "blind review" as described below):

1.  The first file should include your paper, without the author's name or university or any references to the PASSHE faculty who have offered feedback on it.

2.  The second file should include an abstract of 150-250 words and the paper's title, without the author's name or university.

3. The body of your submission email should include:  your name, paper title, status (undergraduate or graduate student), email address, and word count for the paper.

Undergraduate submissions from students enrolled in PASSHE institutions are eligible for prizes of $175, $125, and $100.

Janua Sophia, the undergraduate journal published by the Department of English and Philosophy at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, is accepting submissions and will give high consideration to those winning IAPRS awards.

Faculty submissions:  Abstract of 150-250 words, with the author's name, paper title, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and email address.

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, February 8, 2019

Email your submissions to: (Please use "IAPRS 2019 Submission: in your subject line)

31st Annual Spring Conference-Saturday March 24, 2018, @ West Chester University-Graduate CenterMedia

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Craig Rounsaville won 2nd place at this year's IAPRS event at West Chester University for his paper titled, "John Stuart Mill's Freedom of Thought vs. Social Media Regulation."

19th Annual Berks County Creativity & Research Conference
Saturday, April 7, 2018, Hosted by Kutztown University @ 8:00-2:15, Academic Forum

Room: 200 Levi Walbert
Time: 9:15-9:30
Title: Dogen in the Pureland

Room: 200 Craig Rousaville Time: 9:45-10:00
Title: Jean-Paul Sartre Confronts the Disappearing Agent