CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

SYMPOSIUM 2022: THE AMERICAN CENTURY & ITS CHALLENGES: U.S., RUSSIA, P. R. CHINA

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, USA
29-30 JULY 2022
Zoom Conference

 


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It is by now legendary that the twentieth century was “the American Century.”  But, did the West celebrate prematurely a much-heralded victory over fascism and communism?  Post-Soviet Russia remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom.  Of the remaining communist one-party states–People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba–“China” poses the greatest challenge.  China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states.  Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are now manufactured typically abroad, including strategic high tech, and even medicines.  The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions, punctuated by identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination?  According to David P. Goldman’s book, You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020), “China” has already thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy.  Put simply, can democracies compete with dictatorships in the twenty-first century without becoming like their adversaries?  If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an Orwellian future? 

THE  AMERICAN  CENTURY  2022  SYMPOSIUM  GUIDELINES:

THE AMERICAN CENTURY 2022 endeavors to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and denominations for an exciting international conference that takes both scholarship and faith seriously.  Conference Venue: Symposium 2022 is co-sponsored by IIR-ICSA-JIS in the City of the Roses–the world-famous Tournament of Roses–in sunny Southern California, with many cultural/sightseeing opportunities.  Send Abstracts (250 words) to: Dr. O. Gruenwald, JIS Editor, 1065 Pine Bluff Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA, per e-mail (no attachments) by: March 15, 2022 to: JIS Symposium 2022 (click for e-mail)Include: Paper Title, First & Last Name, faculty or student, mailing address, phone & e-mail.  Publication: Fully-developed papers will be considered for publication in the refereed Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXXV 2023. Symposium Web:  https://www.jis3.org/symposium2022Registration: Conference  participants must preregister (tax-deductible).  For those wishing to visit Pasadena, contact: www.visitpasadena.com.

THE  AMERICAN  CENTURY  2022  SYMPOSIUM  STRUCTURE:

Main Conference Program via Zoom:  Friday-Saturday, 29-30 July 2022.
Format:  Multidisciplinary panels and papers.
Keynote/Presentation:  To Be Announced.
Sponsored ByJournal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, International Christian Studies Association.
Hosted By:  Omega Graduate School.
Zoom Tech Director:  Cindy Schmitt, Omega Graduate School.
Registration:  Tax-deductible.

THE  AMERICAN  CENTURY  2022  REGISTRATION  FORM:

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