CALL FOR ABSTRACT
Pancasila Indonesian Philosophy and Peace of the World
26th of July 2017 in the Faculty of Philosophy Universitas Gadjah Mada
Over the past fifteen years the world has witnessed an escalation of violence at global scale as impact of international conflicts that involve not only fight between countries or blocks of countries but also countries against political organisations of that use armed violence. Wars and ideology of violence that accompanies them had threatened the peace of the world, hit territorial stability in Asia and spread terror in Indonesia for more than fifteen years. It has turned Indonesia into a fertile ground for ideology of violence to grow and engrain in the name of religion. By late 2016, more than 500 Indonesian citizens had voluntarily leaved their country to fight overseas in the name of their religion. Other 500 or more had taken the same attempt before being arrested overseas and deported. Meanwhile, many others had committed terror against their own nation.
How to explain that such situation could happen in Indonesia? What happen with values of piece, friendship, and respect to others that lay the ground for the shared nationhood in the country? What theoretical strategies would be applicable to restore those values? And, does that method of restoring the Indonesian values answer to the growth and engraining of violence ideology in Indonesia? What philosophical perspectives or views could be offered to recover values and our hope on peace in Indonesia and broadly in the world?
In order to discuss possible answers to the questions mentioned above the Faculty of Philosophy, the Universitas Gadjah Mada will organise an international conference that focuses on topic Pancasila Indonesian Philosophy and Peace of the World. The activity will be held on the 26th of July 2017 in the Faculty of Philosophy Universitas Gadjah Mada. The activity is conducted as part of a series of celebration of LUSTRUM X and the 50th Dies Natalies of the Faculty of Philosophy, the Universitas Gadjah Mada. The seminar is intended to discuss the space and opportunities of Nusantara Philosophy or Indonesian perspective of Philosophy (Pancasila) to contribute to the recovery of peace in Indonesian national scale and broadly at the global scale.
As part of the activity, we invite lecturers at the Faculty of Philosophy Universitas Gadjah Mada to submit an abstract to be presented and discussed in the seminar. The abstract should covers the main theme of Indonesian Philosophy and the problem of peace of the world and offers discussion on various philosophical aspects or issues related to contemporary Indonesian philosophy. The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words at length, written in English and accompanied by keywords and a maximum 100 words length of author’s biography. The abstract should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 20th of July 2017. The Seminar committee will select six abstract to be presented and discussed in the Seminar. Upon the Seminar completion, the abstract should be developed into a paper appropriate to be compiled with the Seminar proceeding. The committee plan to publish the compilation into a book. The committee will provide information regarding the paper format and deadline for paper submission upon the seminar completion.
Seminar date: 26 July 2017
Venue: Persatuan Room, Notonagoro Building 3th Floor, Faculty of Philosophy UGM
Gregory Vanderbilt, PhD ( Mennonite Central Committee, USA): “Religion and Peace of the World”
Dr. Song In Kyu (Embassy of South Korea in Indonesia): “Problem of Peace in the Korean Peninsula”
Agus Wahyudi, MA (Faulty of Philosophy, Universitas Gadjah Mada): “Indonesian Pancasila Philosophy and Peace of the World”
Moderator: Samsul Ma’arif Mujiharto, MA
Submission deadline: 20 July 2017
Abstract submitted to: email@example.com with email subject “Philosophy seminar abstract submission”
Contact: Enquires regarding the Seminar and abstract submission can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org