Institute of World Culture

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

THEME FOR 2015
EXPLORING THE RICH AND RELEVANT VALUES
OF WORLD CULTURE

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FORUM: MARCH 14, 2015
CONTRASTING CHINESE AND AMERICAN CULTURE
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SEMINAR: MARCH 28, 2015
IMPACT OF MODERNIZATION ON
TRADITIONAL CULTURE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
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IWC DISCUSSION CIRCLE
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MOST RECENT VIDEO OF PAST PRESENTATIONS
James Tepfer on Intentional Communities

Maurice Bisheff on the Guaranteed Annual Income
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MOST RECENT SEMINAR PAPERS
James Tepfer On Becoming a Cultured Person
Robert Moore on World Culture: Simone Weil on The Need for Roots

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QUOTE FOR THE YEAR

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

—Albert Einstein