CFP: JIS Symposium 2022: The American Century & Its Challenges: U.S., Russia, P.R. China (Zoom)
Submission deadline: March 15, 2022
July 29, 2022 - July 30, 2022
Cindy Schmitt, Zoom Tech Director, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Hosted by: Omega Graduate School
Pasadena, United States
JIS Symposium 2022 Suggested Themes:
It is by now legendary that the twentieth century was “the American Century.” But, did the West celebrate prematurely a much-heralded victory over fascism and communism? Post-Soviet Russia remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom. Of the remaining communist one-party states--People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba--“China” poses the greatest challenge. China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states. Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are now manufactured typically abroad, including strategic high tech, and even medicines. The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions, punctuated by identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination? According to David P. Goldman’s book, You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020), “China” has already thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy. Put simply, can democracies compete with dictatorships in the twenty-first century without becoming like their adversaries? If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an Orwellian future?
JIS Symposium 2022 endeavors to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and denominations for an exciting international conference which takes both scholarship and faith seriously. The American Century & Its Challenges is co-sponsored by IIR-ICSA-JIS in the City of the Roses--the world-famous Tournament of Roses. Hosted by: Omega Graduate School. Conference participants must pre-register. Abstracts (250 words) due: 15 March 2022: c/o Dr. O. Gruenwald, JIS Editor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, 1065 Pine Bluff Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA, per e-mail (no attachments) to: [email protected] Include: Paper Title, First & Last Name, faculty or student, institution, address, telephone & e-mail. Papers considered for publication in the refereed Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXXV 2023. Website: https://www.jis3.org/symposium2022.