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Religion and Globalization in Asia: Prospects, Patterns, and Problems for the Coming Decade
Speakers in San Francisco explore the dynamics of globalizing forces on the established and emerging religions of South and East Asia.
Join us in beautiful San Francisco as keynote speakers Mark Juergensmeyer
(UC Santa Barbara), Saskia Sassen (Columbia), Nayan Chanda (Yale)-and ten
other presenters -- explore the dynamics of globalizing forces on the
established and emerging religions of South and East Asia. How do
communication technologies, capital flows, security issues,
transnationalism, immigration and migration, and identity politics
contribute to social conditions in which some kinds of religious belief
and practice prosper and proliferate, while others are adversely affected?
Additional themes and issues can be found on our website at
If you wish to present a paper, please submit a 200 word abstract and
brief CV to the CFP address listed on our website no later than August 30,
2008. Each presenter will be awarded an honorarium of $350 to help defray
travel and conference expenses. Open registration for the
conference--which will be limited to 120 participants--will begin August
15 and end November 30, 2008. Sponsored by the USF Center for the Pacific
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