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An International Symposium on 'Cultural Diversity and Transversal Values: East-West Dialogue on Spiritual-Secular Dynamics' will take place at UNESCO from November 7 to 9. The meeting will focus on the origins and nature of cultural values shared by East Asia and the West through concrete examples of intercultural meetings throughout history. It is to bring together scholars, intellectuals and philosophers of different cultures to reflect and debate on the themes of cultural diversity and the East-West dialogue.
The Symposium is organized jointly by UNESCO and the Research Centre for Moral Science (Japan), in partnership with the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) and the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (ICPHS) as well as the Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO and the French National Commission for UNESCO.