Conference Programme, Abstracts and Papers

3rd Global Conference


Thursday 6th May – Saturday 8th May 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Final Conference Programme

Thursday 6th May 2010
from 12.30

Welcome and Opening Words
Paul Reynolds

Session 1: Intellectuals and Ideas
Chair: Paul Reynolds

Theoretical Discourse on the Challenges of Black Intellectuals in Post-modern America
Tunde Adeleke

Trashing Truth in Eight Easy Steps: The Decline of Intellectual Commitment in the West and the Importance of Militant Atheism in the Clash of Civilizations
Jerrold L. Kachur

Power and Powerlessness of Intellectuals – The Debate on the Genocide of Armenians and the Murder of Hrant Dink
Georg Simet


Session 2: Intellectuals and Ideas II
Chair: Jim Moir

The XX Century or the Ambiguous Twilight of the Prophets: On the Intellectuals and the Experience of Time
Joana Duarte Bernardes

A Defense of Philosophy
Carlos David García Mancilla

Socrates on Trial
Paul Reynolds

Notices and Announcements

Wine Reception

Friday 7th May 2010
Session 3: Intellectuals in National Context
Chair: Sonia Pavlenko

Intellectual Studies in Belgium
Eva Schandevyl

Discourses of Powerlessness, Lamentation and Nostalgia: Post-soviet Intelligentsia in Modern Latvia
Olga Procevska


Session 4: The University, Knowledge and the Intellectual
Chair: Claire Heaney

From Distributed Knowledge Creation to Intelligent Knowledge-Creating Systems
Nikita Basov Anna Shirokanova

Post-modern Higher Education: From Academic to Customer?
J. van Andel, J. Schoonenboom & M. van der Wende

Is the University a Public Intellectual? Or should it be?
Sonia Pavlenko


Session 5:  Free Session

This session is reserved for a leisurely stroll with colleagues continuing the discussion in Prague, or in a cafe or around the conference venue


Session 6: The Intellectual and The Cultural Turn
Chair: Nikita Basov

The Role of the Intellectual: Shakespeare’s Exploration of Contemplative Life vs. Active Life in ‘The Tempest’.
Unhae Langis

Three Centuries Before the Cultural Turn; or, the Critic on the Print Market in Early Eighteenth-Century England
Michelle Syba

Intellectual in the Field of Contemporary Art
Oleksandra Nenko

Sessions End

Saturday 8th May 2008
Session 7: The Intellectual and The Cultural Turn II
Chair: Michelle Syba

The Last Epic Storyteller and his Fictional Rewriting in People’s Republic of China
Kenny K. K. NG

A Fragile Metalanguage with very Little Body’:   The Artist vs the Intellectual in J.M. Coetzee
Claire Heaney


Session 8: Intellectuals and The Left
Chair: Jerrold Kachur

Intellectuals, the Totalitarian State, and Exile
Amin Malak

The Role of Community Engagement in Higher Education: Focus on the Discourse relating to Knowledge Development
Vhonani Netshandama, Sechaba Mahlomaholo

The Democratic Intellectual?
Jim Moir


Session 9: Roundtable Discussion: The Intellectual Today: A Shadow of Former Selves?
Chair: Paul Reynolds

Followed by

Development Meeting
Led by Paul Reynolds


16.00 Conference Close

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