Accepted Scholar List for 2014 UNDV Conference

(IABU Manager): Here is the Name/Title list of "Panelists" for the UNDV 2014 Academic Conference, in Vietnam. Here is the main theme of the conference: "Buddhist Perspective towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals"...

Here are the acceptable final papers for the SUBTHEME of: Buddhist Response to Sustainable Development and Social Change:

Bhikkhu Brahmavamso: Millennium Development Goal 3: Promoting Gender Equality
Prof. Maya Joshi: Engaging with Caste and Class in Modern India: Questions for Buddhists
Eric S. Nelson, Ph.D.: Theravada Buddhism, Kamma, and Environmental Responsibility
K.T.S. Sarao: Road Blocks in Sustainable Development and Social Change: A Buddhist Critique of Modern Capitalism and Globalization
Ulla (Vajrapushapa) Brown: The Karuna Trust
Jeff Waistell: Marx and Buddha are Brothers: a Buddhist-Communist Manifesto
Dr. E.A.D. Anusha Edirisinghe: Buddhist Perspective on Prevention of Gender Based Violence
Dipti Mahanta: Resistance to the Neo-religion of Consumerism: The Middle Way for Sustainable Development amidst Social Changes
José A. Rodríguez Díaz: Being Buddhist In The Xxi Century Society: A Sociologycal Analysis Of Buddhist People Social Values And Attitudes.
Gábor Kovács: Buddhist Approach to Sustainability and Achieving Millennium Development Goals
Daniel Kwee M.Sc.: Post-materialism and Buddhist morality
Hinh T. Dinh; Van Can Thai, Khanh T. Tran: Toward A Dignified Economic Strategy To Reduce Human Suffering In Poor Countries: The Development Of Light Manufacturing
Ven. Dr .Pinnawala Sangasumana: Impact of Forcible Religious Conversion on Inter-faith Harmony: Lessons Learned from Sri Lanka
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Verma: Buddhist Response to Sustainable Development: Theory& Practice
Ofosu Jones: Dhamma-lessons from Educating Youth in Meditation

Here are the acceptable final final papers for the SUBTHEME of: Buddhist Response to Global Warming and Environmental Protection:

Amoghamati Traud-Dubois: Eating Animals - Implications from an Environmental and Buddhist point of view
Dr. Anand Singh: Buddhist Response to Global Warning & Environmental Protection: Ideology, Methodology & Dissemination
Aramati Heine: A Buddhist Response to Climate Change
Devin Bowles: The concept of dependent arising in reducing the likelihood and effects of climate-related conflict
Prof Colin D Butler: MDG 7: A spectacular failure: can Buddhists help reverse this?
Dr. Peter Daniels: Buddhism, Climate Change, And New Approaches To Energy For Sustainable Societies
Deepmala Mishra: Buddhist Perspective On Consumer Ethics And Sustainable Development
Dr. Indu Girish: Compatibility Of Buddhist Principles And Ecology
Samanta Ilangakoon: Buddhist Religious Ecological Concepts
Khanh T. Tran: Beyond Coal Campaign - A NGO/Grassroots Movement To Stop Global Warming
Phyu Mar Lwin: Moral Rectitude towards Green Environment
Neil Schmid: Digitizing a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple: The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation's Thắng Nghiêm Temple Project

Here are the final acceptable papers for the SUBTHEME of: Buddhist Contributions to Healthy Living:

Ching Y. Lo, PhD: Quantification of Happiness using the Science of Metabolomics Finger-printing
Bob Chisholm: Buddhadharma as Psychotherapy
Jeff Harrison: Dharma as Healthy Living
H.S. Shukla: Buddhist Economic Thoughts For Healthy Living
Jenny Chang: What is Holistic Health?
Juliette Kwee: A Case Report on Walking the Talk of Compassion: Buddhist Response to UN’s Millennium Developmental Goal 1 – Eradicating Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Kim Nguyen & Jonathan H. X. Lee: Vietnamese Americans and Mental Health: Buddhist Approaches to Healing and Wellness
Jane Stephens: Health, Gender Justice and Action Dharma in Nepal: A field study and Buddhist narrative perspective
Dr. G.T. Maurits Kwee: Karma Assessment for Healthy Living: A Buddhist Contribution
R.M. Rathnasiri: An Explication of Healthy Living in Buddhist Perspective
Rev. Sritantra: Opening Paths to Healthy Living: Impediments to Yoga in Conventional Buddhism
Dr. Thiri Nyunt: Towards Non-Violence through Healthy Mind
Rev Redeegama Wanarathana: How to reduce your mental agony to obtain a healthy life: a Buddhist Perspective
Ven Panahaduwe Yasassi Thero: Buddhist Perspective on the importance of Healthy Thinking towards Healthy Living
Ven. Thich Nguyen Duc (Yaopingliu): Role of the young Buddhist Monastic Members In the Modern Society

Here are the final acceptable papers for the SUBTHEME of: Peace-building and Post-Conflict Recovery:

Carina Pichler: Peace through Peaceful Means - Buddhist Perspectives on Restorative Justice Approaches
Ven. Dr. Mahinda Deegalle: Peace-building and Post-conflict Recovery in the post-war Sri Lanka
Ven. Dr Hansa Dhammahaso: Peace Village: From a Peaceful Village to Peace in Thai Society
Jacob W. Buganga: Terrorism as a Universal Evil Rather Than a Product of Religion
Jenny Ko Gyi: Peace-building from a Buddhist’s Perspective
Mr. Kazal Barua: Communal Harmony and Buddhism: Perspective Bangladesh
Damien Keown: Deterrence and Buddhist Peace-building
Dr Anna S. King: Peacebuilding in Nepal: Buddhist Perspectives and Practice
Dr Mark Owen: Buddhism, Peace-building and Conflict Transformation: Assessing the Field and Future Directions
Raluwe Padmasiri: 'Hitacchanda' as a Possible Drive to Alter Negative Attitudes towards Others
Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh: The Buddha and the UN Millennium Goal: A study in the relevance of the Buddhist Philosophy for building a peaceful and prosperous world
John M. Scorsine: Reconciliation and Postbellum Restoration – The Buddhist Perspective
Dr. Somboon Watana: Majjimapatipata: A Conflict Solution from Buddhist Perspective
Dr. Tin Tin Lay: Building up of Peace and Harmony through Buddhism: Pragmatic values of the Ovāda Pātimokkha
Dr. Vandana Singh: The Role of Women in Peacebuilding: With reference to Manipur state of India
Buddhist Education and University Level Curriculum
Dr. Praneeth Abayasundera: Buddhist organizational contribution to the achievement of UN millennium development goals; a study on the child development programs conducted by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Cho Cho Aung: Evaluation on Buddhist Education and Curriculum of International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University in Myanmar
Padmasiri de Silva: Integrating ‘’Mindfulness Practice’’ To University Level Curriculum: Promoting tolerance and empathy in a multi-cultural and multi faith setting.
W.M.Dhanapala: A study of the role of Buddhist Dhamma school education in dealing with the issues of achieving millennium development goals in Sri Lanka.
Edi Ramawijaya Putra, M. Pd: Promoting “Dhammasekha” As Community Based-Education; An Effort of Indonesian Buddhist Stakeholders To Provide Education For All.
Juewei SHI: An Engaged and Engaging Postgraduate Education: Turning Vision into Reality in the Nan Tien Institute
Yulisant, Latifah, & A.Budiyanto: The Dhamma of Hope: Kertarajasa Buddhist College experienced in Educating the ‘Unequal’
Dr. G.T. Maurits Kwee: A Curriculum on Buddhist Psychology and Therapy/Coaching
Rev Polgaswatte Paramananda: The role of Buddhist educational concepts in making a university level curriculum
Saw Yee Mon: Optimizing Intellectual Achievements by Introducing Buddhist Education
Dr. Leena Seneheweera: Teaching and Learning the Dhamma through Architectural Designs in the Buddhist monasteries of Sri Lanka as reflected in the undergraduate curriculum
Dr.Ch. Venkata Sivasai: Opportunities And Challenges For Buddhist Education And Pedagogy In Europe And India
Tammy Cheng: How to Transcend Duality
Dr. J. Abraham Vélez de Cea: Applying mindfulness meditation to religious diversity: the practice of interreligious mindfulness
Sermsap Vorapanya Ph.D: Buddhist Ideology Toward Children with Disabilities in Thailand

Thank you to everyone who contributed in either the rejected or accepted category - none of this was possible without your valuable contribution. Again, we received over 330+ abstracts, accepted 167 for considerations towards the final paper, and accepted 72 of the Final Articles from the various contributions. The selections were difficult because there were so many great contributions, and it saddened us to have rejected many quality papers, but we have limited time and limited space at the 7-11 May 2014 UNDV Conference. In terms of offerings, the IABU hopes this batch of papers is the best we could do, considering the themes. Thank you for your time and efforts, and enjoy the conference together and make new friends.



METTA PUSPITA, is one of the authors of the paper The Dhamma of Hope: Kertarajasa Buddhist College experienced in Educating the ‘Unequal’, not Ms. Yulisant. It was an error by the secretariat, when cutting/pasting and moving of information from chart to chart. Obviously the real article is displayed as intended.

I've gotten feedback on titles, but it might be best to write my response to the author here:

I'm only the 'academic committee' and editor from my room in Thailand.
I've decided not to go to Vietnam, for an abundance of reasons. I don't know what happened, with regards to your name. May I speculate? Does it have something to do with length?

I know I have a history of removing titles from monks, because they get ridiculously long, for example:

The Most Venerable Associate Professor Dr. Phramaha Firstname Lastname, PhD, Pali IX...

It gets crazy with these Thai monks, and I know I am guilty, as I just leave "Ven." If this was my doing it was accidental and please forgive me, if it was someone-else, I don't know what happened. I removed all from the BOOK, for the very reason, keeping only the institution.
Someone has like 4 positions: president of this group, professor here and there, and founder of some other group... I mean, who wrote the article? I just need a name, not a CV. (I tried to make a joke there!).

Additionally, after reviewing the website:
OK, I visited the IABU website, and what you see is just my notes of who has approved articles. The demand from Vietnam was that they wanted the names, so they can send invitation letters... some days, when someone sent a paper and I posted it to my chart, titles might have been removed, or remained - mainly it was just cut/paste... anyhow, for the website, I just cut/pasted from my notes, and added a small explanation.

In the book, I am removing all titles, except for "Ven.", as most people have PhD's, writing for the conference.

If you are viewing something other than the IABU website - like some document (invitation letter?), this has nothing to do with me, and did not come from me. I only forwarded my working-chart to them for the sake of contacting the panelist. IF you prefer that they make a name card with your proper-designation, please contact them directly.

For the IABU website, that was me, early on, I deleted all titles, later, I got too busy to remove it... this is what can be seen. Then I had to arrange everyone into panels...

The articles in the book are displayed as such: weaker articles in the beginning, better articles later. I hope the presentations are in the same order. This is my plan - bt then again, I am not the host this year.

-so I apologize for posting my "notes" as the article, meant only for authors to check their name on the website to see if they are accepted or rejected.

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