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Call for Papers
April 3, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies, Political History / Studies

We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue will convene an International Conference on Civilisational Dialogue with the theme, ‘The Dynamics of Cultural Diversity’ from 16-17 May 2017, at The Royale Chulan Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

In celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue and to highlight the continuous role of the centre to bring about dialogue among civilisations and cultures in this region and beyond, this international conference is held in recognition of cultural diversity and its dynamics. This conference is our way of recognizing the crucial importance of respect and mutual understanding in harmonising cultural diversity and ensuring sustainable coexistence of cultures for social cohesion and peace. Hence, we would like to invite interested researchers, scholars and individuals to participate in and share your valuable experiences at the conferences.

‘The Dynamics of Cultural Diversity’ is our selected theme for this inaugural conference and paper submissions are welcome on the following sub-themes, but are not limited to the topics listed under each sub-theme:

Peace, Heritage & Security:

-Maritime Culture



-Cultural Heritage

-Energy & Environment

-Strategic Leadership

-Archives and Digital World

-Strategic Management


Cultural Understanding & Diversity:

-Interfaith Dialogue

-Shared Culture


-Youth and the Changing World

-Language and Identity

-Organisational & Cultural Practices

-Global green economy


Diversity in Education:

-Inclusive Education



-Ethics in Education

-Language Policy

-Knowledge Sustainability

-Educational Technology


All submitted abstracts/papers will go through a blind peer review process and accepted manuscripts (that fulfil publication criteria) will be published in our associated journals with specified ISSN. Some selected manuscripts will be published in the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue publication series.


Abstract Submission due: April 3, 2017

Abstract Acceptance Notification: April 10, 2017

Full Paper Submission due: April 25, 2017

Registration and payment made by 31 March 2017 will enjoy a 10% discount.

For further information or assistance required, feel free to visit our website at http://umconference.um.edu.my/IconCiDi2017 or communicate with us at dialog@um.edu.my.


We hope to see you there!


Thank you.

Contact Info: 

Dr Rosilawati Zainol,

Secretariat IConCiDi 2017,

Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, 

Level 6, Research Management & Innovation Complex (RMIC),

University of Malaya,

50603 Kuala Lumpur,


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