Nature of Seminar


The seminar is planned for advanced students, for researchers, and faculty members interested in the connection between sustainability and culture. In addition, the seminar is planned for those interested in how the transition from the prior development paradigm to the current sustainability paradigm will effect shaping the future global landscape.  The scope of the seminar includes the role of culture in sustainable social-economic planning, the connection between sustainability and culture and the co-creation of public value, social-economic value theory, reconciling social value theory and economic value theory, and impact that the sustainability paradigm has on assumptions about The Philosophy of Science and The Philosophy of The Social Sciences.


The seminar is planned in such a way that those who are interested in participating submit a research paper (as is typical for any conference). The hosts are planning to have the papers peer reviewed and published.  In this way the participants have the double opportunity of receiving advanced academic course credits (in accordance with the European accreditation regulations for those seeking additional PhD course credits) and as well offers the possibility of peer reviewed publication (as an outcome of participation). As already stated in the general description of the seminar a keynote speaker (visiting professor) will give the opening address for the first session each day and provide opportunity for discussion (one and a half hours each day).  This is followed by a lunch break.  The second (early afternoon) sessions will be made up of four (one half hour each) presentations by the visiting scholars and researchers (each also allowing time for discussion).


Schedule at a glance






6:00 p.m.

Initial Gathering, Orientation &




11:30 a.m.

Keynote presentation Dessislava Dimitrova of the Bulgarian Academy of Science

Classroom (TBA)

Monday & Tuesday


Lunch Break


Monday & Tuesday


presentations by seminar attendees

Classroom (TBI)


11:30 a.m.

Keynote presentation by

Dr. Miller & Dr. Zlatkova

Classroom (TBI)


11:30 a.m.

Evaluation for course credit


    Classroom (TBI)