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November 18-21, 2014 – Balvant Parekh Centre 8th National Workshop in Udaipur, India

The Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences is sponsoring its 8th National Workshop titled Time-Binding & Social Responsibility, which will be held November 18-21, 2014, in Udaipur, India.

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ETC 71:1 (January 2014) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-71-1-coverVolume 71, Number 1 (January 2014), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics has been mailed and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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ETC 70:4 (October 2013) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-70-4-coverVolume 70, Number 4 (October 2013), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics has been mailed and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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August 31, 2014 (Deadline) – Call for Papers for “‘Making Sense’ through Time-Binding” Symposium

Call for Papers: ”‘Making Sense’ through Time-Binding”

A 2-Day Symposium Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
October 25-26, 2014

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2014

The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled “‘Making Sense’ through Time-Binding,” which will be hosted at the Princeton Club in New York City October 25-26, 2014. The symposium will follow the 62nd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Jack El-Hai on Friday evening, October 24th, 2014.

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “’Making Sense’ through Time-Binding,” by August 31, 2014, to presentations [at] generalsemantics.org.

For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or via email at presentations (at) generalsemantics.org.

August 31, 2014 (Deadline) – Submission Deadline for the 2014 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

Submissions Open for the 2014 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

First given in 2009, the Institute of General Semantics awards the S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML).

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September 30, 2014 (Deadline) – Nomination Deadline for Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics

Applications Open for the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics

The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announce a new annual teaching award in general semantics: The Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics. The award bears a cash sum of $1,000, and recipients will be officially recognized at the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML).

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Preliminary Information about the 2014 AKML & General Semantics Symposium

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Jack El-Hai (Photo by Elizabeth Barnwell)

The Institute of General Semantics has announced the 62nd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture speaker to be Jack El-Hai, author of the book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII (PublicAffairs, 2013).
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ETC 70:3 (July 2013) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-70-3-coverVolume 70, Number 3 (July 2013), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics has been mailed and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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ETC 70:2 (April 2013) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-70-2-coverVolume 70, Number 2 (April 2013), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics is arriving in the mail and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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Announcing the Inauguration of the Nodal Centre for General Semantics

The scope of the study and research of general semantics in India has been expanded through the opening of a Nodal Centre of Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics at Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Mumbai.

The Centre was inaugurated on September 11, 2013, and it started functioning immediately thereafter. As a starting point, the Centre plans to institute certificate courses for both undergraduate and graduate students on various principles of general semantics.

In addition, the Centre shall conduct other academic programs from time to time on various aspects of general semantics.

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