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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Aquinas Leadership International update - May 2018

Peter A. Redpath emails on "some developments related to the Aquinas Leadership International (ALI) group, our affiliate organizations, and other groups interested in ALI’s work."

Fifth Annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress

20 to 22 July 2018

Immaculate Conception Seminary

Huntington, Long Island, NY, USA

  • Fifth Annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress Topic
The chief topic for the ALI 20 to 22 July 2018, 5th annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, Long Island, NY, USA, will be:
“Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Philosophy, Global Leadership, and World Peace”
 This World Congress will celebrate the following 7 anniversaries:
10th Anniversary of the founding of the International Étienne Gilson Society (IEGS) at a meeting sponsored by Civitas Christiana, Warsaw, Poland
10th Anniversary of the death of Mieczysław Albert Maria Krąpiec, O.P.
40th Anniversary of the death of Étienne Gilson
50th Anniversary of publication of Jacques Maritain's Peasant of the Garonne
70th Anniversary of founding of the State of Israel
100th Anniversary of the end of World War I
200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankensteinor the Modern Prometheus
This World Congress especially welcomes individual papers, or panels, that relate works of the above-mentioned individuals to the Congress main topic.
If you would like to co-sponsor this meeting, prepare a paper, participate in, or organize, a panel related to the above topics, contact the Congress Chair, Peter Redpath, at:
Preparation of the Congress program will commence this weekIndividual and panel presentations will be held all day Friday  and Saturdayand Sunday morning until 11:30 AMIf you have already had your paperor panelaccepted for the CongressASAP please contact Congress-Chair Peter Redpath at the e-mail address to indicate your day and time preference for presentation.
The Aquinas Leadership International group is pleased to announce that the American Maritain Association will join our already-existing co-sponsors to help host this meeting!

  • International Etienne Gilson Society to Honor Fr. Andrzej Maryniarczyk S. D. B with Prestigious "Aquinas Medal for Excellence in Christian Philosophy" at June 2018 World Congresses in Poland
As part of the international celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the International Etienne Gilson Society in Warsaw, Poland, in 2008, the International Etienne Gilson Society is pleased to announce presentation of its coveted "Aquinas Medal for Excellence in Christian Philosophy" to Chair of the Department of Metaphysics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Professor Fr. Andrzej Maryniarczyk, on the occasion of 2 June World Congresses taking place in Lublin (06 June 2018, at KUL) and Warsaw (08 June 2018, at Cardinal Wyszynski University).  
For further details about these 2 international congresses, contact Chair of the Department of the Philosophy of Culture, Piotr Jaorszynski at:
  • The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Cordially Invites You to Celebrate 50 Years of Telos
Date: 08 June 2018
Time: 5:30 P. M. to 7:30 P. M. 
Location: The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd St., 17th Floor, NYC, NY, 10036
Comments to be made by: Russell Berman, Tim Luke, David Pan, and Adrian Pabst
Paper Prestentation: Jake Siegel will speak on, "Telos, Post-Liberal Politics, and a Veteran's Reading of Ernst Junger"
Tickets: Now available at:
For more information: Contact Mary Piccone at:
  • Call for Papers, 10th Beyond Humanism Conference,Wroclaw, Poland
Date: 18 to 21 July 2018
Location: Wroclaw, Poland (Faculty of Social Sciences and Journalism, University of Lower Silesia).
Topic: “Cultures of the Posthuman”
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Steve Fuller, University of Warwick; Prof. Bernard Stiegler, L'Institut de recherche et d'innovation.
For detailed information about the Beyond Humanism Conference Series, see:
English abstracts up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and PDF formatto:
Files should be named and submitted in the following manner:
Submission: First Name Last name. docx (or .doc) / .pdf
Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx”   
Deadlines: Abstracts should be received by the 01 April 2018.
Acceptance notifications will be sent out by the end of April 2018.
All those accepted will receive information on the venue(s), local attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and planned receptions and events for participants. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presenter will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.
Organizing Committee/Beyond Humanism Network:
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, John Cabot University, Rome; Sangkyu Shin, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul; Evi Sampanikou, University of the Aegean; Francesca Ferrando, NYU, New York; Jaime del Val, Reverso-Metabody, Madrid; Jan Stasienko, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw; Maciej Czerniakowski, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
The following video demonstrates the atmosphere during a Beyond Humanism Conference and exemplifies the diversity of Posthuman Studies. It was shot during the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference which took place at John Cabot University in Rome some weeks ago and during which the launch of the Journal of Posthuman Studies was celebrated:
Immediately below you can download the brochure with the detailed CFPs
Please consider submitting your most treasured reflections to the ground breaking Journal of Posthuman Studies:
Please share this information widely!
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara, 233
00165 Roma
Director of the Beyond Humanism Network; Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies; Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities of Ewha Womans University/Seoul; Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
The Official Homepage for Beyond Humanism Conference Series
  • Conference and Journal Announcements from the Arts and Humanities Division of ATINER
The Arts and Humanities Division of ATINER hosted its 5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts. During the two days of the conference, 25 scientific papers were presented by 32 academics and researchers from 11 different countries on five continents (Australia, India, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA). The detailed conference program is available at: Participants also attended an Academic Dialogue on Global Challenges of Arts and Humanities Education organized by ATINER as part of this conference. Scholars from three different countries (Romania, Spain and USA) formally presented as part of the academic dialogue, while discussion was opened to all participants. The program of this event is available at
In addition, ATINER would like to announce that the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World ( has been planned and will take place on 0and 04 January 2019 in Athens, Greece. You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for presentation. If you plan to attend, you may also send us a stream proposal to be organized as part of the conference. If you need more information, please let me know and our administration will send it to you.
Since the deadlines for the final Calls for Papers for ATINER’s 2018 conferences and symposia are approaching, you are invited to consult the schedule at Please let the organizers know if you plan to attend any of these events. The schedule of the streams and panels that are organized as parts of our 2018 conferences is available at

You are welcome to submit your abstract proposals for these various events. If you need more information, please let me know, and our administration will send it to you, including the abstract submission form. If you have already submitted an abstract or panel proposal, we will be happy to see you in Athens this spring and summer.

You can also always consider the possibility of submitting papers for publication in ouracademic journals or take part in these publication projects by reviewing papers. Journal publication does not require attendance at our conferences, and it is free of submission and publication charges. For details, see our Journal Policy at
Finally, we would like to inform you that the January issue (Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2018) of the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts has been uploaded (
Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Honorary President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USADr. David Philip Wick, Director, Arts and Humanities Division, ATINER & Professor, Gordon College, USA
  • International Society for Neoplatonic Studies Call for Papers, 13 to 16 June, 2018
The International Society for Neoplatonic Studies announces that its 16th annual conference will be held in Los Angeles on 13 to 16 June 2018 in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University. Panel proposals are due January 22, 2018, and abstracts for presentations (for the panels and for individual sessions) are due February 26. The ISNS will provide a link to the conference website when it is available.
For more information, see:
  • Call for Papers,  Scientia et Fides Journal 
The journal Scientia et Fides (a joint-venture, open-access, online journal published twice a year by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, Poland, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” [CRYF], at University of Navarra) seeks rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.
For further information about publishing articles in SetF, see:
  • 19 to 20 September 2018École Pratique des Hautes Études Celebrates Gilson as Part of Its 150th Anniversary Celebration
The École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris is pleased to announce that it will include a series of events on 19 and 20 September related to the work of Étienne Gilson as part of the celebration of the school's founding in 1868. For more information about the celebration, see:
or contact Coordinateur de l’événement Michel Cacouros, Maître de conférences Habilité, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques at:
  • Colson Fellows Program and 2018 Wilberforce Weekend
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 class of the Colson Fellows Program!
The Colson Fellows Program is a 10-month-long “deep dive” into the Christian worldview. You will read classics of the Christian faith, participate in on-line webinars with world-class speakers, and attend residencies that will allow you to meet like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ who are on this journey with you.
To learn more about the Colson Fellows Program, go to
Join the Colson Center on 18 to 20 May 2018


400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
You are cordially invited to the 2018 Wilberforce Weekend! The Wilberforce Weekend is an annual gathering designed to equip believers in Christian worldview and prepare them for cultural renewal. As the flagship event of the Colson Center, the weekend features world-class speakers, networking of Christian leaders, and a homecoming reunion of friends and alumni of the Colson Center / Colson Fellows program. Highlighting the weekend will be the inspirational recognition of a Christian leader with the Wilberforce Award on Saturday evening—followed by the official commissioning of the 2018 class of Colson Fellows on Sunday morning.
  • The University of South Africa and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Thomistic Studies Research Doctoral Programs:
The University of South Africa in Pretoria has an online research doctoral program (PhD) in Philosophy that includes Thomistic studies. The Aquinas School of Leadership in the US is helping to promote this program for students contemplating, or currently, pursuing a graduate Master’s degree in Thomistic Studies and link this degree from the University of South Africa to  a follow-up, second Ph. D. degree from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
The costs of the program include 7,840 South African Rand for the research proposal, which equals $643 US Dollars, then, 15,400 South African Rand per year, which equals $1,263 US Dollars per year. The time limit for completion of the Pretoria program is 6 years.
For information about this program, contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at:
  • Aquinas School of Philosophy Site: Rich in Resources related to St. Thomas
For anyone interested in studying, or teaching courses on, St. Thomas, the Aquinas School of Philosophy site offers a wealth of educational information you might want to check out. See:
  • The International Étienne Gilson Society,Studia Gilsoniana
The IEGS Again Congratulates Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz and His Editorial Staff for recent publications of the Studia Gilsoniana journal. Go to this link to see recent issues:,31
If you are not yet a member of the IEGS, please consider joining to support our ongoing work. If you are a member and have not yet paid your annual dues, please do so.
See the following link to join or pay dues:
See the following link to make a donation to the work of the IEGS:
  • From The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas
Give Someone a Present of a Membership in the Center. See: 
to post information on the Center’s blogspot:
  • Aquinas and “the Arabs”
For information about Richard Taylor's "Aquinas and the 'Arabs'" International Working Group and upcoming conferences and seminars hosted by this organization, see:
  • En Route Books & Media and St. Augustine’s Press
Check out the following links for recent publications by En Route Books & Media and St. Augustine Press:

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