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Year 2 No 3 | April 18, 2016


The Future of Knowledge

An International Interdisciplinary Conference
organized by IPSEC & the Scientific Press

Keynote Addresses
@ Harvard Faculty Club (April 28, 2016)
Attendance by invitation only!

The twenty-first century ushered mankind into adventurous, exciting, but challenging new horizons. The new power of computation led to colossal advances in genetics, space exploration, and quantum physics—just to name a few—while the power of human imagination reached new summits. As part of IPSEC's Round Table program, this conference, "The Future of Knowledge," is designed to reunite scholars from the worlds of religion, economics, business, politics, science and technology to propose holistic ways of thinking in tackling the challenges faced by the mankind.

Keynote Speakers:


Titus Corlățean
Romania's Minister of Justice (2012) &
Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012-2014)

CURRENTLY: Romanian Senator


Mihnea Costoiu
Romania's Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development (2012-2014)

CURRENTLY: Romanian Senator &
President of University Politehnica of Bucharest

IPSEC launches website in Chinese!


We are happy to announce that the Chinese version of IPSEC’s website had been launched. The text of the website was translated from English by our BTI intern from Harvard Divinity School, Yuchi Che. We applaud her dedication and hard work in completing such a lengthy and difficult task.

IPSEC Podcast
Reflections on the Good Friday Lamentations

The Meaning of Lamentations in the Slavo-Byzantine rite

by Marian Gh. Simion


Russian Intern Needed

IPSEC is looking to appoint a Russian Intern for a three-month period. The candidate should be a native Russian speaker, have excellent writing skills in Russian language and possess superior knowledge of English language. The main duty of the Russian Intern will be to translate the text content of the IPSEC website into Russian. A strong knowledge of Russian Orthodox culture, communication, and networking strategies is a plus. The selected candidate will be listed on the website as IPSEC Staff, and will work remotely. This is an unpaid position which offers multiple educational advantages and networking. To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter to Dr. Marian Simion at:

IPSEC & Scientific Press
announce international conference on

Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

DATE: August 22-23, 2016

Registration & Abstract: August 1, 2016
Paper: August 15, 2016


St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute
International Conferences

The Saint Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute of Moscow, Russia, announces two international conferences. The first conference, “Theology of Suffering in Ecumenical Perspective,” will be held in Bose, Italy, during 26–29 October 2016. The second conference, “Theology of Nature: Divine Gift and Human Responsibility” will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, during 9–12 November 2016. Detailed information is available at

The world we live in…

For more news about conflicts affecting Orthodox Christians around the world, click here!

Donations Welcome!

Your donations help us invest into the future of Orthodox Christians, now suffering from conflict, marginalization, and poverty. IPSEC is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) entity under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Section 170. Tax deductible donations can be made payable to “Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity” and mailed to:

Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity
(Harvard Square) P.O. Box 380246,
Cambridge, MA 02238-0246, U.S.A.

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IPSEC Newsletter (ISSN 2473-9146) is the official newsletter of the Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity, Harvard Square | P.O. Box 380246 | Cambridge, MA 02238-0246, U.S.A. | | The purpose of this publication is to disseminate information about our institute’s activity, and to disseminate selected news about conflicts affecting the daily existence of Orthodox Christians around the world, as well as various announcements from similar organizations. Focused on research, consulting and education, IPSEC’s goal is to make a positive contribution to the world peace by focusing on the role of religion in international and interreligious relations. IPSEC is affiliated with Harvard Divinity School as a field education agency; offering educational services to graduate students on the role of Orthodox Christianity in international relations, conflict, and policymaking. We welcome your comments, queries, and suggestions; so please direct all correspondence to Dr. Marian Simion at