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An Introduction

GSP, a non-profit organized research establishment affiliated with Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy, processes organized research for various international scholarly and religious institutions. In accord with the basic aims of FID, the primary aspiration of GSP is to contribute to the global understanding of different cultural traditions through interreligious, intercultural dialogues. To achieve this goal, GSP organizes and sponsors conferences around the globe and arranges publications of works that would otherwise not be widely available, such as English translations of Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Ancient Greek, Persian, Latin, Italian, Hebrew, Hispanic, and Sanskrit classics. In addition, GSP facilitates the collaboration of scholars, diplomats, clergy and educators focusing on authentic and peaceful dialogues about religious and cultural diversities, which may result in conflict resolutions. GSP draws on the resources of its members. For example, for thirty years the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS, established in 1970) has collaborated with a number of scholarly societies in Africana Studies Judaism, Ancient Greek, Christian, Indic, and East Asian studies in organizing international conferences on the humanities in the United States, China and Turkey. As an annual forum, these meetings provide an unparalleled opportunity for engagement with diverse intellectual traditions, their key texts and expressions, with particular emphasis on ancient and medieval philosophy. Currently GSP is engaged in expanding its activity with regard to the Chinese and other East Asian civilizations, with an emphasis on the classical tradition. GSP continues to promote publications in the areas of ancient Greek and medieval Christian European philosophy and social thought, Jewish classics, Africana humanities, Classical Italian and Sanskrit and Indic thought. Moreover, GSP continuously extends its global reach to sister societies, having initiated contacts with organizations in Central Asian, Balkan, and Indonesian studies.


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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of GSP consists of Parviz Morewedge: the Director of GSP (State University of New York, Old Westbury), Charles Randall Paul (President, Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy (FID)), Daniel C. Peterson (Brigham Young University, Director of Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts), Chun-Fang Yu (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) and Gerald Snow (the Legal Counsel of GSP).

Special Editors

Idris S. Hamid (Univesrity of Colorado): Arabic Language Editor and Associate Editor of International Journal of Shi’a Studies; Geoffrey Bowe (Bilkent University: Turkey: Ankara): Technical Editor of Journal of Global Humanities. Edward Macierowski (Benedictine College): Ancient Greek and Latin Editor.

GSP Staff

Assistant Director : Margaret Yilmaz
Production Manager, Graphic Arts, and Coordinator of International Projects: Marina Zalesski
Assistant to the Director, Asian Studies : Lisa Ferrell
Webmaster: Oscar Zaky

Editors of Scholarly Series

Business and Economics: Samuel Natale (Adelphi U., and Oxford U., UK)

African Studies will be under the coordination of Africa World Press. Committee of Editors:

Don Ohadike (Director, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell U.), Ebere Onwudiwe (Director, Center for Africana Studies, Central State U., Ohio), Daryl Thomas (Chair, Africana Dept., Binghamton U.), Alamin Mazrui (Ohio State U.), Ousseina Alidou (Rutgers U., New Brunswick), and others

Judaic Studies: Jacob Neusner (Bard College)

Ancient Philosophy: John P. Anton (President, International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, University of Florida at Tampa), Anthony Preus (Secretary, Society for Ancient Philosophy)

Medieval Latin and Italian Studies, and Cultural History: Edward Macierowski (Benedictine College), Jeremiah Hackett (University of South Carolina), Horst Seidl (Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, Rome)

Politics and Culture in the Global Age: Editor-in-Chief, Michael Riccards (College Board, Washington, D.C.)

Islamic Studies is under the coordination of Parviz Morewedge (Rutgers University, New Brunswick and the Executive Secretary of Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science [SSIPS, established 1970], Daniel C. Peterson (Brigham Young University, Director of Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts), and Mahmoud Ayoub (Temple U.)

Muslim Women and Education is an aspect of the focus of GSP, on the theme of “women and education”. The director of the Islamic dimension of this program is Nasrin Rouzati (President, International Society for Muslim Women and Education [ISMWE]). ISMWE collaborates with Association for Chinese Women and Education under the directorship of Li Xia and Wang Yanfang (both co-editors of Journal of World Philosophy; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing).

Chinese Studies will be processed by scholars in Chinese studies as well as management experts. The management of organized research in Chinese studies will be under the direction of Parviz Morewedge (Director, GSP) and Charles Randall Paul (President, FID)

The scholarly dimensions of the Chinese organized research will be processed by:

(a): Bilingual Texts of Chinese Classics, Editor-in-Chief , John Chaffee (Director of Asian and Asian-American Studies Program at Binghamton U.),

(b): Publication of Books, Monographs, and Organization of Conferences in China and other parts of the globe and the direction of the following scholars:

Chun-Fang Yu (Department of Religion, Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey, Brunswick)

Yong Haung (The Editor of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy), Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) Li He (CASS, Beijing) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Indo-Tibetan Philosophy Series. Editor in Chief: Marie-Louise Friquegnon (William Paterson University of New Jersey. Editorial Board (partial list): Philippe Turenne (McGill), Thomas Doctor (U. of Copenhagen), Andreas Doctor (U. of Toronto), and James Blumenthal ( Oregan State U.), David Mellins (Rutgers U.)

Bilingual Sanskrit Classics. Editors: William C. Snyder (Binghamton U.), Neal Delmanico (SSIPS)

Arabic Humanities will be under Ali S. Errishi (Fitchburg State College)

Japanese Studies will be processed by Association for Japanese Studies and Horst Seidl (Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, Rome)

Present Plans call for appointments in the fields of Sanskrit, Christian, and Hindu studies.


Due to its primary mission to provide a neutral international forum for organized research, GSP’s bylaws and its agreement with FID preclude a commitment to any specific political, religious or methodological perspective. Consequently, no collective political, religious, or methodological declaration can underlie GSP’s activities, except the peaceful engagement in authentic interreligious and intercultural dialogue. In this tenor, each publication and each lecture given at conferences sponsored by GSP expresses the view(s) of (the) individual scholar(s), not necessarily the view of a member of the editorial board or the institution affiliated with the participants in GSP’s organized research. Manuscripts and abstracts submitted to GSP undergo a blind review for which the editorial board of each series or the organizer of each conference is responsible. Academic institutions and individual scholars are invited to join our conferences and to submit texts for publication. Manuscripts and abstracts submitted to GSP are evaluated for their scholarly content, irrespective of the political or religious beliefs, national origin, race or gender of the author(s). GSP has the legal status of Limited Liability Company as an independent subsidiary of FID. While officers of FID actively participate in guiding of GSP’s organized research projects, unless declared specifically, FID and its members are not responsible for GSP’s activities.


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