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Call for Papers to the World Civic Forum 2009 in Seoul, Korea

World Civic Forum 2009
Building our Humanitarian Planet
An Initiative of Kyung Hee University and the UNDESA-United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
May 5-8, 2009 at the COEX in Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers and Panels

The World Civic Forum (WCF), jointly initiated by Kyung Hee University
and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
(UNDESA), will hold its inaugural forum on May 5-8, 2009 at the COEX
in Seoul, Korea under the main theme of "Building Our Humanitarian
Planet." The WCF 2009 emerges from the leading collaboration between
the UN and institutions of higher learning, and aims to develop into
an ongoing global institution with the partnership of like-minded
actors such as NGOs, international organizations, governments, private
enterprise, and the media. As a venue for global reflection and
dialogue to enhance future civilizations, it will address the
internationally agreed development goals including the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) from various perspectives of education,
research, and practice. The WCF 2009, to be followed by succeeding
ones biennially thereafter, will highlight the following themes.
Our Earth is calling for a humanitarian regeneration. Despite
scientific and technological progress, today we are faced with global
problems--in particular, national conflicts and insecurity,
environmental destructions and climate change, global injustice and
underdevelopment, and alienation between civilizations--due to the
loss of values of humanity in the course of modern civilization.
Redeeming humanitarian values fully to our lives, however, is a
daunting task. It requires integrative collaboration across sectors,
disciplines, and nations. As much as damage to humanity has generated
complicated ills in every corner of our Planet, we need a holistic
initiative transcending conventional boundaries and scopes and
reflecting planetary consciousness in order to cure the ills. This
integrative, collaborative, and trans-boundary initiative would
complement the existing efforts that have been made within a more
bounded range of interests and concerns.

- Civic Values for Global Justice
- Civic Engagement in Public and Global Governance
- Civic Action for the Global Agenda Including Climate Change

The themes suggest a necessity for reflection and dialogue to address
the global challenges facing humanity and future civilizations. Civic
Values have to do with people's perception, understanding, belief, and
judgment that typically promote but sometimes hamper a maturation of
humanity and civilization. Civic Engagement refers to network,
organization, alliance, and partnership in diverse levels and fashions
that may contribute to public and global governance. Civic Action
involves movement, campaign, and decision-making by a wide range of
actors as a reflection of their endeavor to solve global problems
including climate change.
Along with keynote speeches by globally renowned figures, the WCF
welcomes applications for papers and panels. In an effort to
substantiate the main and key themes, the WCF will pay particular
attention to papers and panels on the following issues:

-Climate Change (Global Warming)
-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
-Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
-Energy Shortage
-Economic Prosperity and Equality
-Poverty and Foreign Aid (ODA)
-Higher Education for Humane Purposes and Social Responsibility
-Global Justice and Social Harmony
-Political Development and Political Stability
-Human Rights Issues and Human Security
-Cultural Diversity and Tolerance
-Global Peace and Global Governance
-Dialogue Among Civilizations
-Humane Use of Technology
-Crisis Management such as Post-conflict and Disaster

The WCF invites and welcomes submissions for papers and panels on
other related themes or topics so long as they emulate the main and
key themes. The WCF will have preference for proposals that are
interdisciplinary or have practical implications.
This Call for Papers and Panels is open to all members of the global
community--scholars, international organization leaders, NGO leaders,
government officials, corporation representatives, journalists, etc.
Individuals, institutions, or groups may propose papers or panels by
completing the Paper and Panel Proposal Form via on-line at the WCF
2009 official website: http://www.wcf2009.org/callpaper_form.php . A
panel consists of three to four paper presentations, a chairperson,
and discussant(s), or it can take the form of a roundtable.
Individually submitted papers, upon acceptance, will be assigned to
appropriate panels or poster sessions. The WCF reserves the right to
refuse proposals or alter panel proposals. All submissions should be
in English. Accepted presenters must register as conference delegates.
All presentations and papers will be published on the conference
website. Presentations and papers may also be published (with
agreement of authors) in the conference proceedings. Registration fee
and incentives for speakers will be announced shortly.

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 31, 2009. The WCF
will confirm acceptance of submissions, at the latest time, by
February 28, 2009. Acceptance process will proceed on the
first-come-first-serve basis. Proposals received after the deadline
may be considered but are unlikely to be included in the program.

WCF 2009 Secretariat, Kyung Hee University
1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Korea
E-mail: wcf2009papers at khu.ac.kr



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