Wednesday, June 12, 2012
7:00 pm Welcoming Reception
Thursday, June 13, 2012
Breakfast 7:30 AM
Crocker Dining Hall
8:30 AM Madrone Room
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 to 10:15 AM Plenary: Madrone Room
Andrew Targowski: Unanticipated Consequences: The “Black Stain” on Western Civilization: How IBM Machines Helped the Germans to Kill an Additional Four Million People, Including 2.5 Million Jews, in World War II. The Lesson for Today's Practice of Information Revolution.
NOTE: All “A” sessions are in the Madrone Room; “B” sessions are in Embers; “C” sessions are in Afterglow. Consult Conference Map.
Coffee Break 10:15-30 AM
10:30 to 11:45 AM
Session A: Book Session: Two Major Books, Kaplan and Rosner
Chair: David Rosner
Laina Farhat-Holzman and George Von der Muhll: The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate.
Randall Groves and Laina Farhat-Holzman: Conservatism and Crisis, the Anti-Modern Perspective in Twentieth-Century German Philosophy, by David Rosner.
Session B. Contemporary Issues of Modernization
Chair: Marek Celinski
Tereza Coni Aguiar, Local Impacts and Global Concerns: the Environmental Issue in the Ilha Grande Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Liubov Mikhaltsova: Value-Based and Meaning-Based Orientations Analysis as a Vehicle for Active Convergence of Youth in Modern Civilizations
Maria Stepfenhart reviews Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, by Orlando Figes
Lunch:12:00 to 1:15 PM
Old Board Meeting
1:30 to 3:00 PM
Session A: Crisis and Evolution of Civilization: Proposal for a Collaborative Book on Comparative
Chair: David Rosner
Marek J. Celinski: Crisis and Evolution of Civilization
Laina Farhat-Holzman: In Defense of “Dead White Men”
David Rosner: Progress, Decline, and Value Relativism
Mark Malisa: A Comparative Study of 20th and 21st century nonviolence in Nonwestern Civilizations.
Session B: Contemporary Aspects of Modernization
Chair: Andrew Targowski
Yasuhiro Yoshizaki: Transformation of the Modern Ego in American
Andrew Targowski: The Second Structural Crisis of Civilization in History.
Coffee Break 3:00 to 3:15 PM
3:30 to 5:00 PM
Session A: Islam and Modernity
Chair: Hisanori Kato
Hisanori Kato: Islamic Fundamentalists’ approach to multiculturalism: the case of Pesanteren Education in Indonesia
Faranak Bavardeh: Comparative Study of Ibn Khaldun and Oswald Spengler: The Theory of Cycles.
Chair: Tseggai Isaac
Tseggai Isaac: Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam, by William F. McCants.
Abbey Perumpanani: The Arcadian Library: Western Appreciation of Arab and Islamic Civilization, by Alastair Hamilton,
Adan Stevens-Diaz: Where Civilization Ends and Religious Faith Begins: Conversion Stories of Latino Muslims in the USA
5:00 to 6:00 PM: Discussion and Presentation by ASILOMAR Park Ranger
DINNER 6:00 to 7:30
7:30 to 8:30 PM (Round Tables and Plenaries)
Round Table: What is Civilization? Basic Definitions Discussed.
Moderator: Michael Andregg
Ross Maxwell: Civilization, Specialization, Interdependence, Cooperation, and Trust.
FRIDAY, June 14, 2012
Breakfast 7 to 8:45 AM
9:00 to 10:15
Session A. Civilizational Challenges
Chair: John Grayzel
Tseggai Isaac: Antidote or a Vehicle for the Normalization of Civilizational Decay.
Andrew Targowski: Lenin and Titley, The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age.
John Grayzel: From Change to Emergence Using Precursors of Religious Change as Indicators of the Emergence of a New Civilization.
Session B: Asia
Chair: Connie Lamb
Randall Groves: The Mekong: A Comparative Civilizationist’s Guide to Southeast Asia by way of Charles Higham’s Civilization of Angkor
Juri Abe: When East Meets West: The Impact of Western Civilizations on Arinori Mori and Ousui Arai at the Dawn of Japan’s Modernization.
Connie Lamb: Peter B. Golden, Central Asia in World History
Coffee Break 10:15
10:30 to 11:45
Session A: Prehistory: Primeval Origins of Mankind
Chair: Laina Farhat-Holzman
James DeMeo: Saharasia: The Great Migrations of Desert Warrior Nomads Towards Fertile Lands
Harry Rhodes: The Technology of Tools and Weapons: Primeval Beginnings
Earnest B. Hook, A historical examination of the practices of medicine in the study of comparisons among civilizations
Session B: Other Civilizations
Chair: Tseggai Isaac
Tseggai Isaac: Imperial China 900-1800, by Frederick W. Mote.
George Von der Muhll: Prague in Black and Gold, by Peter Demetz,
John Grayzel: India: Brief History of a Civilization, by Thomas R. Trautmann.
LUNCH 12 to 1:30 PM
1:30 to 2:45 PM
Session A: Strangers in a Strange World
Chair: Lynn Rhodes
Enrico Beltramini: Double Religious Identity from the Story of a few European Catholic Clergymen in India.
Laina Farhat-Holzman: The Effect of Geography on the Future of Civilizations: Mega-Cities.
Lynn Rhodes: Civilizational Effects of Transition from a Pastoral to a Market-Driven Economy: Mongolia
Coffee Break 2:45
3:00 to 4:15
Session A. Books by ISCSC Members
Chair: Michael Andregg
George Von der Muhll: Ten Inventions that Changed Everything, by Laina Farhat-Holzman
Laina Farhat-Holzman: Saharasia by James DeMeo
Michael Andregg: Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences, by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen, Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2012, Ireland
ASSOCIATION BANQUET 6:00
Crocker Dining Hall, Woodlands South Room
SATURDAY, June 15
Breakfast 8 to 9:00 AM
9:30 to 10:00 General Meeting and Election
10:00 to 11:00 New Board Meeting
Checkout and lunch
For those going on wine-tasting outing, meet at flagpole for tour van at 1:00 pm.