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Toward a Transdisciplinary Science of Society Course

Inter-University-Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Mila Popovich is involved in the organization and presentation of Toward a Transdisciplinary Science of Society Course at Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 1-6, 2014.

Toward a Transdisciplinary Science of Society Course

Here below is a more exhaustive description of the above mentioned course in title.

Course directors

  • Sigmund Gromno, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Garry Lawrence Jacobs, World Academy of Arts and Science, India
  • Alberto Zucconi, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  • Ivo Šlaus, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Roberto Poli, Unoversita di Trento, Trento, Italy

Course description

Today humanity is confronted by a plethora of challenging problems – political, economic, legal, social, cultural, psychological and ecological – that defy comprehension and resolution by a piecemeal approach based on the prevailing principles of social science. Efforts to combine and integrate perspectives from different disciplines are limited by the absence of a common conceptual framework. This six-day transdisciplinary course will explore a shared set of common principles for the formulation of an integrated science of society embracing insights applicable to all fields of social science. It will examine similarities and differences between the natural and social sciences; including the character of scientific laws, the place of consciousness and choice; the role of the individual human being as creator, catalyst and pioneer of social change; the need for an expanded concept of causality that takes into account the role of future anticipation as an attractor; and the applicability and limitations of systems, network and complexity theory when applied to human beings. Students are invited to join with the faculty to co-create the framework for an integrated science of society.

Course lecturers

  • Mura Palašek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Saša Popović, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • Ivo Šlaus, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Goran Bandov, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alberto Zucconi, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy, Italy
  • Garry Lawrence Jacobs, World Academy of Arts and Science, India
  • Janani Ramanathan, World Academy of Arts and Science, India
  • Roberto Poli, Unoversita di Trento, Trento, Italy
  • Maša Anišić, Scuola Superiore Sant´Anna Piza, Italy
  • Carlos Alvarez – Pereira, INNAXIS Foundation, Spain
  • Zbigniew Bochaniarr, Washington University, United States
  • Winston Percival Nagan, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • Dama Dömsödi, Scuola Superiore Sant´Anna Piza, Romania
  • Ian Johnson, United Kingdom
  • Rodica Stefaniescu, Romania

Source: Toward a Transdisciplinary Science of Society, Inter-University Centre

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