Program

Nov 10, 2012
(Saturday)

   
8:00am – 9:00am Registration and security clearance
  (Visitor counter at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, 1st Avenue & E44th Street, New York)
 
9:00am – 9:05am Welcoming Remarks
  Mr. CHAN, Chauto
Chairman Representative and President, China Energy Fund Committee
 
9:05am – 9:15am Welcoming Address
  Mr. WU, Hongbo
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
 
9:15am – 9:30am Opening Remarks
  Dr. HO, C.P. Patrick
Deputy Chairman and Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee
 
9:30am – 9:50am Opening Keynote Presentation
  Prof. XU, Jialu
Vice-Chairman of the Ninth and Tenth Standing Committees of the National People's Congress (NPC), President of the Organizing Committee of Nishan Forum on World Civilizations
 

Session I  “The Challenge of Inter-cultural Dialogue:
Preserving yet Transcending Differences”

   
9:50am – 10:05am Remarks
  Mr. LIU, Changle
Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports, the Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
 
10:05am – 10:20am Remarks
  Prof. SWIDLER, Leonard
Founder and President of the Dialogue Institute: Interreligious, Intercultural, International
 
10:20am – 11:00am Panel Discussion
 

Prof. YAN, Binggang
Vice Director of the Advanced Institute for Confucian Studies, Shandong University

Dr. JOHNSTON, Douglas M.
President and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, Washington

Prof. YOU, Bin
Professor of Christian Studies, School of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Minzu University of China

Dr. MAYS, Rebecca
Director of the Dialogue Institute: Interreligious, Intercultural, International

 
11:00am – 11:30am Floor Discussion
 
11:30am – 12:30pm Light lunch at the UN Building
 
 

Session II “Confucian-Christian Collaboration toward
Nonviolent Conflict Resolution”

   
12:30pm – 12:45pm Remarks
  Prof. CAO, Weidong
Vice President, Beijing Normal University
   
12:45pm – 1:00pm Remarks
  Mr. HACKETT, James T.
Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Adjunct Professor in Management, Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Texas
   
1:00pm – 1:40pm Panel Discussion
 

Prof. ZHU, Xiaojian
Vice-director of Institute for Advanced Study of the Humanities and Religion, Beijing Normal University

Prof. HSIUNG, James C.
Professor of Politics, New York University

Prof. YANG, Guiping
Professor of Islamic Studies, School of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Minzu University of China

Prof. FAHEY, Joseph
Ambassador of Peace of Pax Christi USA
Former General Secretary and Chairperson of Pax Christi USA

   
1:40pm – 2:10pm Floor Discussion
   
   

Session III “One Earth, many civilizations:
a Confucian-Christian Ecological Dialogue”

   
2:10pm – 2:25pm Remarks
  Prof. HUANG, Pumin
Executive Dean and Professor of School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China
   
2:25pm – 2:40pm Remarks
  Prof. KOHN, Livia
Professor Emerita of Religion, Boston University; Adjunct Professor, Shandong University
   
2:40pm – 3:20pm Panel Discussion
  Prof. XIE, Lujun
Professor and Doctoral Tutor, College of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Minzu University of China

Prof. BERTHRONG, John H.
Associate Professor of Comparative Theology, School of Theology, Boston University

Prof. HUANG, Yushun
Professor of Advanced Institute for Confucian Studies, Shandong University

Prof. ZHANG, Xudong
Professor of East Asian Studies, New York University

   
3:20pm – 3:50pm Floor Discussion
   
3:50pm – 4:00pm Group Photos
   
4:00pm First day forum ends

 

Nov 11, 2012
(Sunday)

   
8:00am – 9:00am Registration and security clearance
  (Visitor counter at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, 1st Avenue & E44th Street, New York)
 
9:00am – 9:20am Keynote Presentation
  Cardinal McCARRICK, Theodore E.
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
 
9:20am – 9:40am Dialogue
 

Prof. XU, Jialu
Vice-Chairman of the Ninth and Tenth Standing Committees of the National People's Congress (NPC); President of the Organizing Committee of Nishan Forum on World Civilizations

Cardinal McCARRICK, Theodore E.
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington

 
9:40am – 10:00am Keynote Speech
  Ven. Master Xue Cheng
Vice President in Executive of the Buddhist Association of China (B.A.C); Vice President of the Organizing Committee of Nishan Forum
 

Session IV “The Role of Civilization in Promoting the Harmony of Society: Christian-Confucian Perspectives”

   
10:00am – 10:15am Remarks
  Prof. FU, Youde
Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies, Shandong University
 
10:15am – 10:30am Remarks
  Dr. BORELLI, John
Former Consultor to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Special Assistant to President for Interreligious Initiatives, Georgetown University
 
10:30am – 11:10am Panel Discussion
 

Prof. HUANG, Yushun
Professor of Advanced Institute for Confucian Studies, Shandong University

Prof. BERTHRONG, John H.
Associate Professor of Comparative Theology, School of Theology, Boston University

Prof. LIU, Chengyou
Professor, School of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Minzu University of China

Dr. KIREOPOULOS, Antonios
Former President of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

 
11:10am – 11:40am Floor Discussion
 
11:40am – 12:50pm Light lunch at the UN Building
 
 

Session V “Is a Global Ethic Necessary? Possible?
-- A Confucian-Christian Response”

   
12:50pm – 1:05pm Remarks
  Mr. ZHANG, Jiyu
Vice President of the Chinese Daoist Association; Vice President of the Organizing Committee of Nishan Forum
   
1:05pm – 1:20pm Remarks
  Dr. McLUHAN, Eric Marshall
Cultural Scientist, University of Toronto
   
1:20pm – 2:00pm Panel Discussion
 

Dr. CAI, Xiangyuan
Lecturer of Advanced Institute for Confucian Studies, Shandong University

Ms. DENNIS, Marie
Co-President of Pax Christi International

Prof. ZHU, Xiaojian
Vice-director of Institute for Advanced Study of the Humanities and Religion, Beijing Normal University

Mr. STAHLMAN, Mark D.
Technology Strategist and Futurist

   
2:00pm – 2:40pm Floor Discussion
   
2:40pm – 3:00pm Closing Remarks
  Dr. HO, C.P. Patrick
Deputy Chairman and Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee
   
3:00pm – 3:10pm Group Photos
   
3:10pm Forum ends