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15-18 2016








Noosphere of Vernadsky and Future Civilization

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, NDU, Lebanon


Symposium Program




9.00- 9.30 Attendance Registration




9.30- 10.30 Opening Session


Dr. Nada Saad Saber, Director, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Office, NDU


Abdo Kahy, Director, Lebanese Center for Societal Research, NDU


Mr. Suheil Matar, Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications, NDU


Dr. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour, Secretary General, Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO


Dr. Suheil Farah, President, Open University for the Dialogue of Civilizations


Fr. Dr. Walid Moussa, President, NDU




10.30- 12.00 Session I


Theme: The Noosphere as a Cosmic Civilizational Precedent




Dr. Nidaa Abou Mrad, Vice-President, Research, Antonine University, Lebanon



Dr. Efim Malitikov, President, International Association Znanie (Knowledge): Vladimir Vernadsky and the Educational Revolution of the Twenty-first Century;


Pr. Yuri Yakovets, President, Pitirim Sorokin International Institute, and Dr. Vladimir Remyga, President, Eurasian Commission for the Silk Road Project, Moscow-Shanghai: Vladimir Vernadsky and Nikita Moiseyev: The Great Utopia of the Noospheric Civilization


Dr. Suheil Farah, President, Open University for the Dialogue of Civilizations: The Philosophy of Vernadsky of Science and Future Civilization


12.00- 12.30 Coffee Break




12.30- 14.00 Session II


Theme: Evolutionary Directions of Vernadskys Predictions in the Noospheric Field




Dr. Mirna Abboud Mzawak, Head, Department of Social Sciences, Holy Spirit University-Kaslik ( USEK), Lebanon


Dr. Liubov Gordina, President, Noosphere Spiritual-Ecological World Assembly, Moscow: The Legal System of Humanity in the Noosphere Ethical-Ecological Constitution for Mankind


Dr. Petr Nikitsinko, Member, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus: Noospheric Economy in Vernadskys Predictions


Dr. Nizar Dandach, Professor of Physics, Lebanese University: No Salvation for the Crises of Civilization Except Through Noospheric Thought


Dr. Tatiana Shestova, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Global Studies, Moscow State University: Vernadsky and the Evolutionary Approach in Global Studies


14.00- 15.00 Lunch




15.00- 15. 30 Closing Session


Seminar conclusions and recommendations, and honoring of speakers: Dr. Wajih Kanso, Professor of Philosophy, Lebanese University, Dr. Nada Saad Saber, Abdo Kahy and Dr. Suheil Farah.