The Global Dialogue Prize, introduced in 2009 as one of the world’s most significant awards for intercultural dialogue and value research, will be awarded at the opening day for the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, August 4, 2013. The Award Committee of the Global Dialogue Prize has decided to bestow this year’s award on the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, in particular recognition of the Council’s longstanding efforts in addressing sensitive issues of cultural heritage and contemporary change. Over the course of four decades the Council has grown to become the currently largest network for intercultural value research, with over 400 associated members from 65 countries. Since 1998, the Council has produced over 150 academic events and published 300 volumes of scholarly monographs and anthologies on values from a cross-culturally comparative or intercultural perspective.
The Council’s President Professor George F. McLean and its Executive Director, Dr Hu Yeping, who have built and directed the Council throughout four decades, will accept the award on behalf of the organization. For details see here. Read the statement of the award committee here.