Human Beings and the Challenges of the Contemporary World
Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo, in Living on Borrowed Time (2010), argued that“an opportunity to consider and change our situation, to try to understand the path that has led us here, and to think about what we can do to change the direction in which we are going. A crisis can open-up a genuine opportunity for us to gain ‘new knowledge’ and to chart new frontiers of cognition with real consequences for the course of future inquiry and discussion.”
Today, after another global meltdown, there are new challenges but also opportunities to formulate the world. It is worth looking at the statements of academic researchers, writers, artists, creators of culture. We invite sociologists, psychologists, epidemiologists, historians, managers, literary and cultural scholars to join the discussion.
The rich conference programme is available in the attachment.
The June International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference is directed especially to researchers beginning their academic careers. It is organised by doctoral students from the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme at the Polish University in London (PUNO).
An important element of these meetings is the exchange of experience with academic researchers representing various fields and academic disciplines. This allows participants to look at the proposed conference topics from different perspectives. Interdisciplinarity becomes an inspiration for critical thinking, assists in the verification of research results and offers the opportunity to explore research areas outside one’s own research fields.
This year we propose to reflect on issues such as:
- political challenges (conflicts, local and international disputes, social problems);
- economic and social challenges (inflation, economic sanctions, unemployment, domestic violence, pension systems, fluctuations in international trade, energy crisis, challenges for business, remote and hybrid work, crisis management);
- psychological challenges of modernity (psychological help for war refugees, how to talk to children about war, depression and fears after the pandemic, the impact of isolation on group work);
- humanities and the challenges of modernity (diagnoses and forecasts included in literature, film, visual arts, music);
- the challenges of multiculturalism (integration, multicultural family, diversity of religions);
- the family and the challenges of today (the family in the face of military conflict, broken families, the experience of border situations by families);
- school and contemporary challenges (remote and hybrid learning, the impact of isolation on students, education for children of war refugees, the impact of remote education on the motor skills of the youngest students);
- suffering and war in the contemporary world (crisis of humanity, war crimes in the twenty-first century, attitudes towards refugees, charitable organizations);
- the health care system in the post-pandemic world (management and planning strategies, staff shortages, delays in the treatment process, ethical challenges);
- ecology and challenges of modern times (energy crisis, shaping responsibility for subsequent generations, changing lifestyle).
The organisers are open to presentations that relate to the conference theme and to multi-faceted approaches to the proposed issues.
Forms of presentation
It is anticipated that the conference proceedings will be published in a reviewed academic monograph by the London-based academic publishing house PUNO Press (included in the Polish list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, LEVEL I – 80 points).
- paper: 20 000 characters,
- two positive reviews.
Interational Academic Committee:
Prof. Eunika Baron- Polańczyk, (University of Zielona Góra, Poland), Prof. Paweł Boski (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland), Prof. Grażyna Czubińska, (Polish United Kingdom), Dr Wanyenda Chilimo (Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya), Prof. Rosita Deluigi (University of Macerata, Italy). Dr Priscilla Nyawira Gitonga (Kenyatta University, Kenya). Dr Justyna Gorzkowicz (PUNO, United Kingdom), Prof. Jarek Janio (Santa Ana College, United States of America), Dr Agnieszka Barbara Jarvoll (Nord University, Norwegia), Prof . Barbara Kromolicka (University of Szczecin, Poland), Prof. Aleksandra Łukaszewicz-Alcaraz (Academy of Arts, Szczecin, Poland), Dr Magdalena Łużniak-Piecha (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland), Prof. Ramon Felix Palau Martin (Uniwersity of Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain), Prof. John Mugubi (Kenyatta University, Kenya), Prof. Stephen Muoki (Pwani University, Kenia), Dr Ornat Turin (Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Izrael), Prof. Jan Stebila (University Mateja Beja, Banská Bystrica, Słovakia), Prof. Wojciech Walat (University of Rzeszów, Poland), Prof. Jan Zalasiewicz (Leicester University, United Kingdom), Prof. Anna Zembala (Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine, Köln, Germany)
Organising Committee PUNO:
Agnieszka Gapińska, Adrian Ligęza, Jarosław Solecki, Małgorzata Witkowska
Administration office: Urszula Walczak, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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