A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE
The World Post-COVID-19 Pandemic: A Humanist Vision for a Sustainable Development
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown our fragility. Our need to build a more durable society. Our need for further debate at the international level on the issues of tomorrow. On leadership, healthcare, youth, social and cultural life, resilience, nutritional security, inequality, education, family.
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A PLATFORM FOR THE ACADEMIC MILIEU
What will the world look like after the pandemic?
Together, we are stronger
Is COVID-19 a Wake-up Call in Search of Wisdom and Virtuous Action?
By Dr. Mariana Bozesan
As we are slowly emerging from the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all yearning for normality and certainty in an uncertain world. Across the world, many of us are disturbed by the lack of leadership, poor behavior, and the inability of governments to implement policies that could address the pandemic; a pandemic for which we could have prepared, had we heeded the previous warnings of experts and scientists.
Scientific Research Programmes
RECENT HISTORY AND THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE
The World Post-COVID-19. A Humanist Vision for a Sustainable Development
The Levant – Recent History. From the Revolutions of Eastern Europe to the Arab Spring
The European Union between hope and anxiety. The Europe of the Future: a political, economic or spiritual union?
CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AND THE CULTURE OF PEACE
The Levant Initiative for Global Peace
Cultural diplomacy and the challenges of the 21st century
Cultural diplomacy – historical approaches, current trends, future perspectives
REDISCOVERING LEVANTINE SOURCES – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR 21ST CENTURY WESTERN CIVILIZATION
The Levant – cradle of Abrahamic religions
The cultural history of the Balkans
Peace, governance and society in Levantine public and private law: from the Code of Hammurabi to Justinian and law treatises in the modern period
The civilization of the Lower Danube from prehistory to modernity
Jews in Romanian culture
The Levant in cartography
The ‘Levant’ bibliographic platform
DOBROGEA – WITNESS TO THE MILLENNIAL CIVILIZATIONS OF THE LEVANT
Natural and cultural heritage – a source of the sustainable development of the Dobrogean regions
The multiculturalism of Dobrogean ethnicities
THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The relationship between minerals and biology in a holistic approach to natural research
Fundamentals for the creation of a UNESCO geopark in Dobrogea
THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF BYZANTINE AND POST-BYZANTINE STUDIES
THE ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE, ORIENTAL STUDIES AND EGYPTOLOGY
THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
THE “COUDENHOVE-KALERGI” SOCIETY PREPARES THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN MOVEMENT. THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LEVANT CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION IS PREPARING THE LAUNCH OF AN ONLINE PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ELABORATION OF A ROMANIAN VISION ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
On Friday, April 16th 2021 President Emil Constantinescu attended the online reunion of the General Assembly of the “Coudenhove-Kalergi” European Society. In his book, Pan Europa, published in 1922, the Austrian-born publicist and political theorist, count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, drafted an initial project for the confederacy of Europe. He would go on to dedicate his entire life in support of the European ideal.
During the section dedicated to ongoing projects, president Emil Constantinescu offered a brief presentation of the “European Union between Hope and Anxiety. Europe of the Future: a Political, Economic or Spiritual Union?” project, to be launched by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization in the near future. The project will contribute to the elaboration of a Romanian vision on the future of the European Union.
Message from President Emil Constantinescu to the International Conference organized by UNESCO and the Federation of World Peace: "I think that when you invited me to attend the International Day of Conscience and take part in a debate dedicated to the creation of a peaceful world, one enlightened by human conscience, you had in mind the fact that I am one of the ever-fewer survivors of the Second World War that can provide a living, breathing testimony of war as a transgression of our right to life, and of totalitarian regimes as a total transgression of our right to freedom, two fundamental values of the universal human conscience."
April 5-6, 2021
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “SCIENCE EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING APPROACHES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS IN THE BLACK SEA REGION”
The event, organised by the Black Sea Universities Network in collaboration with the Romanian Academy and the Department for Sustainable Development of the Romanian Government, brought together representatives from the Black Sea’s riverine states with the aim of debating novel opinions and solutions for the effective implementation of those Sustainable Development Objectives out of 17 total proposed by the United Nations that are indeed applicable to the Black Sea region.
At the event, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization was represented by the President of its Scientific Council, Professor Emil Constantinescu.
March 24th, 2021
On Tuesday, March 23rd 2021, the President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization’s Scientific Council, Professor Emil Constantinescu, attended an online meeting of the Board of Trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science.
The reunion tackled a broad selection of important objectives. Given the forthcoming and thorough reorganization of the Academy, by way of elections of new Trustees and new Fellows, Associate Fellows and Junior Fellows alike, a new and more robust set of norms and operational regulations for the Academy needed to be elaborated. Further, the Academy’s 2021 budget was also discussed and revised, representatives of the Academy to various partner international organizations such as the United Nations and the World University Consortium appointed, and a mentorship programme for junior members of the Academy was put in place. Moreover, the meeting established a new editorial committee for the reorganization of the Academy’s scientific journal Eruditio, led by Rodolfo Fiorini, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan and WAAS Fellow. Lastly, the Board declared the Academy’s support of the Jena Declaration on Humanist and Social Sciences, aimed at revitalizing these scientific fields in the context of new and emerging global challenges.
March 23rd, 2021
RECENT HISTORY. 30 YEARS FROM THE DISSOLUTION OF THE USSR. 30 YEARS FROM THE INDEPENDENCE OF KAZAKHSTAN
As part of its Recent History and the Anticipation of the Future programme, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization is undertaking a scientific analysis of the social transformations occurring in the Levantine space and its environs from the revolutions of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus and Central Asian states’ independence from the USSR to the Arab Spring, viewed through the lens of their similarities and differences, their various influence and organisational factors, as well as their evolution towards democratic societies.
As part of a suite of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of their independence from the USSR, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Bucharest organised an online conference attended by emeritus professor Emil Constantinescu, the President of the Institute’s Scientific Council.
February 25th, 2021
As much as we would like to consign 2020 to the dustbin of history, it has taught us several vital lessons. It has shown us that a global pandemic does not merely mean a health crisis, but also economic hardship and educational peril. We have witnessed a rise in nutritional insecurity, a growing distrust towards national leaders and public institutions, as well as a swell in inequality.
Such are the topics under discussion today, to be debated by a series of heads of state and government alongside representatives of international institutions.
February 24th, 2021
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, established in Bucharest in 2017, is the first Centre of Excellence of the World Academy of Art and Science. The WAAS@60. A Planetary Moment conference (February 15th -19th, 2021) marking the Academy’s 60th anniversary, was an opportunity for both a retrospective look on six decades of activity and for reflections on the world today and the world of tomorrow. The birth of the World Academy of Art and Science and its major influential policy positions are closely tied to the evolution of global society over the last 60 years.
REPORT ON THE “GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY’ CONFERENCE, PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE IN GENEVA
Throughout the course of 2020, the “Global Leadership for the 21st Century” project, undertaken by the World Academy of Art and Science in partnership with the United Nations Office in Geneva, has brought together over 70 UN partner organizations and over 400 experts to offer their recommendations for new, more dynamic and more efficient global strategies.
THE ROLE OF MULTILATERALISM IN OUR 21st CENTURY SOCIETY. DEBATES ORGANIZED BY INDIA’S INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT TO UNITE NATIONS, THE WORLD’S LARGEST YOUTH-LED NGO WITH OVER 25000 MEMBERS
President Emil Constantinescu and Dr Oana Brânda, the project manager for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization’s ongoing project The world post-COVID-19: a humanist vision for a sustainable future, alongside a series of other former heads of state and government including Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland (1997-2008), Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia (2010-2015), Igor Luksic, President of Montenegro (2010-2012) or Rui Duarte de Barros, Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau (2012-2014), took part in a round-table discussion that tackled The Role of Multilateralism in our 21st Century Society, organized by India’s International Movement to Unite Nations, the largest student-run NGO in the world numbering over 25.000 members.
January 22nd, 2021
„The International Journal of Levant Studies”
No. 1 (2019)
The International Journal of Levant Studies - the peer-review periodical of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (ISACCL) is to further scientific research on the historical, archaeological, linguistic, social, cultural and religious research topics prevalent in the Levant, the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and Northern Africa.
The journal is published on an annual basis, and is edited in English; furthermore, it shall be indexed under the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences - ERIH Plus.
► Garry Jacobs, World Academy of Art and Science: Cultural Diplomacy: Strategies for Psychological Evolution of the Levant
► Razvan Theodorescu, Vice-President of Romanian Academy: The Levant as a European space
► Amir Harrak, University of Toronto: Syriac Inscriptions in the Monastery of Mōr-Jacob the Recluse in Ṭūr-‘Abdīn
► Sebastian Brock, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford: Translation: an art prolifically practiced - into and out of Syriac
► Martin Tamcke, Georg-August-University of Göttingen: The Baghdad Railway and Mardin
► Cristian Criste, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: An Ancient Example of Cultural Diplomacy? The Informal Principles of Graeco-Roman Diplomacy
► Ronny Reich, University of Haifa: On the Role of Argumentum ex silentio in the Interpretation of Missing Archaeological Finds, with Case Studies from Jerusalem
► Jackie Feldman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Encountering Religious Others: Jewish-Christian Relations in Contemporary Guided Pilgrimages to the Holy Land
► Catalin-Stefan Popa, The Institute from Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Bucharest: The Dynamics of the Philosophical and Theological Cultures in Levant and Mesopotamia of Late Antiquity (6th-9th c.). A glampse into Aristotle’s transfer from Greek to Syriac and Arabic culture
► Emil Condurachi, Pars Orientis. Studii de istorie a culturii europene, By Ion Andrei Țârlescu, “George Oprescu” Institute for Art History, Romanian Academy
► Andrei Timotin, ed, Un siècle d’études sud-est européennes en Roumanie. Bilan historiographique, By Ana-Maria Răducanu, The Institute from Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Bucharest