United States of America

UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace, (774), established in 2007 at the University of Oregon (United States of America).

Fields/Disciplines

Transcultural studies, interreligious dialogue and peace.

Objectives

  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of transcultural studies, interreligious dialogue and peace.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in the United States of America and elsewhere in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.
  • The long-term objective of this Chair is to integrate the United States of America and the region of the Pacific Northwest – both inside and outside of the academy – within the broader world community and specifically within the context of transcultural studies, interreligious dialogue, and peace studies.
  • In the short-term, the Chair will strengthen existing partnerships with colleagues around the world and in 2007-2008 it is planned that the University will establish a Center for Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace at the University of Oregon, where the Chair would reside.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture, UNESCO Liaison Office in New-York.

Contact

Prof Steve Shankman, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon
UNESCO Chairholder

E-Mail address - shankman(at)uoregon.edu
Work Phone - (541) 346-3997
Fax - (541) 346-5822
Street - 1226 University of Oregon
City - Eugene OR 97403-1226
Country - United States of America
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