2015.07.2-5 ►JAINA Convention ►Jain Academic Education Seminar

Posted: 01.06.2015
Updated on: 02.07.2015

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JAINA Convention 2015

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Proposed Outline and Time line of the Seminar

TITLE OF THE SEMINAR: JAIN ACADEMIC WINGS OVER NORTH AMERICA

OBJECTIVE: to share the significant progress that has been made and to plan for the future. 

DAY I, JULY 3, 2015

Session Chairman; Dr. Sulekh C. Jain, Houston, Texas. Past President of JAINA, Chairman of Governing Council International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) and Senior Advisor to Loyola Marymount University for Jain academic studies
Welcome + opening remarks

  1. Keynote Lecture; Dr. Yashwant Malaiya, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado. An academician, a Jain scholar, author, great speaker, visionary and unassuming
    Why we need Jain Academic Education”.

  2.  Dr. Sulekh C.  Jain:  
    Time is ripe to promote academic study of Jainism now and current status.

  3. Dr. Matthew Fisher:  Los Angeles, Ph.D. in Ahimsa related topic, alumnus of ISJS and taught Jainism at Loyola Marymount University.
    ISJS; a success story and what I gained from it.

  4. Dr. Matthew Fisher:
    Role of Jains during Partition of India in 1947, findings of a Research Project.

  5. President Jain Center of Southern California, Los Angeles. “The Southern California Jain Model and how to customize and duplicate at other Jain Centers for Jain Academic Education”.

  6. Dr. Harvinder Singh Sahota; Los Angeles. A reputed cardiologist and senior Advisor to Loyola Marymount, Claremont Lincoln Universities and Claremont School of Theology for Sikh Studies.
    Jains and Sikhs working together to fulfill Prof.Uberoi’s dream to promote Academic Studies in Jain and Sikh religions; a first, historic and unique opportunity.

  7. PRESENTATIONS FROM VARIOUS ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS;
    1. Dr. Natubhai Shah, London. U.K.  He is the Chair/CEO of the Jain Network; a retired medical doctor, PhD in Jain religion; the author of Jainism: The World of Conquerors (2 Volumes) and represents Jains at the highest level in UK. 
      Jain Academic Education in the U.K.

    2. Dr. Neptune Srimal, Miami FL.  A faculty member at the Florida International University, a founding member and an ex-President of the Jain Education and Research Foundation.    
      Tirthankar Mahavir Chair at Florida International University, Miami, Florida

    3. Dr. Nitin Shah, Los Angeles, CA. Past President, Jain Center of Southern California, Professor of Anesthesia, Member of ISJS Council and  Senior Advisor to Loyola Marymount University for Jain Studies
      Jain studies at Loyola  Marymount University and Claremont School of Theology    

 

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DAY 2, July 4, 2015

Session Chairman; Dr. Sulekh C. Jain, Houston, Texas. Past President of JAINA, Chairman of Governing Council International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) and Senior Advisor to Loyola Marymount University for Jain academic studies
Welcome, opening remarks and overview of day 1                                

  1. Preeti Jain, Boston, MA, Co-author of Book “Jain Way of Life”, extremely active in many positions at Jain Society of Greater Boston.  
    Teaching Ahimsa for Peace, High School Teachers Program; A new paradigm. 
                            
  2. Dilip V. Shah; Philadelphia, PA, Past President of JAINA, Member ISJS Council, and Senior Advisor to Loyola Marymount University for Jain Academic Studies.
    Potential
    Near term Opportunities  GTU, UNT, U of Wisconsin +++

  3. Dipak Doshi, Chicago, ILL. Past Treasurer of JAINA    
    JAINA Long Range Planning Committee and focus on Jain Academic Education    

  4. PRESENTATIONS FROM VARIOUS ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS:

    1. Dr. Pankaj Jain, Dallas, Texas.    Asst. Professor and teaches Jainism  at University of   North Texas in Denton, TX.,  
      Jain studies at U of North Texas.   
                            
                                                            
    2. Dr. Tara Sethia, Los Angeles, Professor of History and Director of Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona, California.   
      Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona.  
           
                                                                 
    3. Dr. Jasvant  Modi,  Los Angeles,   a philanthropist, a practicing and dedicated Jain with passion to promote Jain Academic Studies
      JAIN Chair at University of California, Irvine

    4. Kusum Jain, Richmond, VA, active in promoting Jain Academic Studies at Virginia  Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA   
      Jain Studies at VCU

    5. Vinod Daryapurkar, Atlanta, GA, Chairman Jain World web portal    
      Near and long term impact on Jain Sangh

    6. Dr. Jagdish Sheth; Atlanta, GA.  Coca Cola Professor of Marketing at Emory University, author, speaker and Philanthropist.   
      Call to action and organization for future growth

    7. Dr. Nitin Shah: 
      Wrap up, action items and closing remarks and thanks.
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