The schedule for the 2016 SACP Conference has been posted.
48th Annual SACP Conference – Imagination
East-West Center, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
June 2-5, 2016
Forty-seven years after its first meeting, the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy continues to play an important role in creating avenues of philosophical dialogue between cultural traditions. In the past six years, during the presidencies of Peimin Ni, Roger T. Ames and myself, the Society has begun to expand to more national and international venues, established sessions at a broader range of professional meetings, introduced our Society to potential new members through social media, structured its conferences so as to put Asian traditions of thought into dialogue with one another as well as comparatively with western traditions, and attempted to integrate wider varieties of traditions into its conferences. In order to flourish, expand the membership and hopefully establish the Society as a truly global one, it is hoped these trends will continue and be strengthened in the coming years.
The University of Hawai’i Alumni Association (UHAA) has named Ashok Kumar Malhotra (PhD *69 Manoa, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Oneonta) as a recipient of its 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Ashok Malhotra, President of Ninash Foundation recently reported:
While visiting the Ninash Foundation’s four Indo-International Schools during December 2008-January 2009, Linda and I received the most heartwarming news that two of our underprivileged children had been accepted into a college of their choice. There were tears in our eyes and joy in our hearts because these same children, thirteen years ago, were picking up cow dung as their livelihood, and now they were able to attend college. While this may not be earth-shattering news for those living in the West, for these students it was a miracle of great achievement because by attending college and earning a degree they would be able to break the age-old caste barrier. Moreover, they would have an excellent chance of being accepted as equals while taking advantage of the booming economy of India.
The 2011 SACP Conference Program Committee has completed its review of all the entries for this year’s student essay contest, and is happy to congratulate the following winners:
First Prize: Jake Davis, City University of New York, “‘When You Know for Yourselves’: The Establishment of Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna) as a Means of Moral Discovery”
Second Prize: Laura Guerrero, University of New Mexico, “Why a Mādhyamika Cannot Be a Skeptic”
Third Prize: Ryan Melvin, Birmingham-Southern College, “Minimalism and Consciousness in Zhuangzi’s Cook Ding”