Presentations

Conferences, Seminars and Symposia:

“From Abnegation to Actualization: Rethinking the Relationship between Religion and Economy in the World of Global Interdependence”, presented at the Buddhist Economics Meeting held at Dharma Drum Buddhist College, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC, December 16, 2012.

“The Rebirth of Tragedy: Greek Economic Crisis out of Dionysian Intoxication”, presented at a GN 21 workshop on globalization, Global Network 21, Kyoto, Japan, October 22, 2012.

Globality and Hybridity: New Opportunities and Challenges of Human Development in a Globally Interconnected and Interdependent World”, presented at an international seminar on: Securite, Developpement et Democratisation en Afrique et en Asie, held at l’Institut des Etudes Africanes, Universite Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat, Morocco, May 2009.

“In Search of an African Model of Development: Can Japan’s Modernization and Economic Development Serve as a Model of Development for Africa in the World of Global Interdependence?”, presented at a conference: Sur La Connexion Afro-asiatiques, hosted by the Moroccan Association of Asian Studies, and held at Universite Mohamed V-Agdal, Rabat, Morocco, May 2008.

“Globalization from within”, presented at a seminar on: Globalization, Global Network 21, Osaka, Japan, April 2008.

“Self and Identity in the World of Hybrid Civilizations”, presented at a seminar on: Globalization from Within, Global Network 21, Osaka, Japan, October 2007.

“Black Athena Comes of Age, or Has She?”, presented at: A Symposium Commemorating the Publication of the Japanese Edition of Black Athena, Volume I, Kyoto, Japan, May  2007.

“Dance and Aesthetic Ideals: Dance as Form in Motion Representing, Sharing and Transcending the Realities of Human Existence”, presented at the 2nd International Symposium: Performance Aesthetics Compared-Korea and Japan, held in Pusan, Korea, March 2007.

“Globalization from Within: Absorbing and Transcending the Hybridity of Civilizations in the World of Global Interdependence”, presented at a seminar on: Globalization From Within, Global Network 21, Kyoto, Japan, October 2006.

“East Asian Community: An Economic or a Cultural Community?”, presented at an international symposium: Exploring the Formation of East Asian Community, held at Hanoi National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 2005.

“Kata in Systems and the Aesthetics of Performing Arts”, presented at an international symposium: Performance Aesthetics Compared-Korea and Japan, held in Kyoto, Japan, May 2005.

“Paradoxes in Spirituality and Systems”, presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, held in Asilomar, California, July 2004.

“The Noble Eightfold Path as a Prescription for Sustainable Living”, presented at an international conference: Buddhism and the Environment, held at University of California, Berkeley, September 2003.

“Zeno and Zen; The Meeting of Two Arrows”, presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences held in Hersonissos, Crete, July 2003.

“Knowledge by No-Action: A Systems Interpretation of Chuang Tzu’s Thought”, presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences held in Shanghai, China, August 2002.

“The Buddha’s Thought and Systems Science”, presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences held at Asilomar, California, July 2001.

“Kata in Arts and Systems”, a keynote address given at an international symposium: Kata in Arts and Systems, held at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, December 1999.

“The Morphogenetic Universe and Its Implications for Human Cultures of War and Peace”, presented at the 11th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1999.

“Materialization and Etherialization as Conjugate Processes in Systems Evolution”, presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences held in Asilomar, California, June 1999.

“Rethinking Development in an Interdependent World”, presented at an international symposium: Synergistic Effects of Local and Global Developments on Our Lives and on Our Future, held at the 15th International Congress on Cybernetics, Namur, Belgium, August 1998.

“How Can We Civilize Civilizations? Communication and Cross-Fertlization between Civilizations”, presented at the 10th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1998.

“Kata in Natural and Human Systems”, presented at the 9th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1997.

“The Way of Heaven, the Way of Earth, the Way of Life: Three Worlds of Eastern Philosophy”, presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, held in Seoul, Korea, July 1997.

“Reinventing the Wheel of Dhamma: The Noble Eightfold Path as a Comprehensive Program for Individual and Societal Transformation”, presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Science held in Budapest, Hungary, September 1996.

“Modalities of Interaction in Natural and Human Systems”, presented at the 8th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1996.

“Synthesizing Four Ideals of Humanity”, presented at an international conference: Einstein meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Human Action and Society, held at The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, May 1995.

“Japanese Creativity and Sustainable Development”, presented at: Kyoto Conference on Japanese Studies, held in Kyoto, Japan, October 1994.

“Ecology, Economics, Ethics: Mending the Broken Circle”, presented at the 7th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1994.

“On the Use and Abuse of the Social Sciences”, presented at the 2nd Orwellian Symposium, held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, August 1994.

“Country Size and Human Development”, presented at the Twelfth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, held at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, April 1994.

“Systems and Identities”, presented at the 4th International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August, 1993.

“Autonomy, Integration and Identity: Can Political, Economic and Cultural Demands on Social Systems be Harmonized in the World of Global Interdependence?”, presented at the 6th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1992.

“Nationalism as Ideology, Nationalism as Emotion and the Pitfalls of national Development”, presented at the 11th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, held at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, April 1992.

“Globalization of Business and the Transformation of the World System”, presented at: Forum’89: Forum for Civilization in the 21st Century, held in Chiba, Japan, October 1989.

“Global Interdependence and the Ecology of Social Ethics”, presented at the 12th International Congress on Cybernetics, held in Namur, Belgium, August 1989.

“Managing Global Interdependence”, presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1989.

“Human Autonomy and Social Cohesion”, Presented at an international conference on: Autonomy and Interdependence, held in Thonon-les-Bains, France, June 1988.

“Knowledge, Power and Democracy”, presented at the 13th World Congress on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, held in Kobe, Japan, August 1987.

“The Mode of Theorizing and the Nature of Knowledge”, presented at an International Conference on Systems Research and Cybernetics held in Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1984.

“Zen, Relativity and the Aesthetics of No-Action”, presented at the Big-Ten Mind-Body Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, October 1985.

“From the GNP Fetishism to the PHP Movement: The Varieties of Religious Motivations Behind Japan’s Economic Miracle”, presented at the 3rd Annual Symposium in the Humanities: Religion in the Modern World, held at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 1983.

“The Quality of Life in Relation to the Changing Image of Man”, presented at the International Congress on Applied Systems and Cybernetics, held in Acapulco, Mexico, December 1980.