The University of Santo Tomas will be hosting the Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie (COMIUCAP) on 28–30 May 2020. Its theme is “Faith, Reason and Dialogue: Listening to Asia.”

UST Faculty of Philosophy Dean Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., PhD is the Executive Convenor, while Professor Emeritus Alfredo P. Co, PhD is Co-Convenor.

The plenary speakers who have already confirmed their attendance are the following:

Salomón Lerner Febres, Ph.D.
Vice President – World, COMIUCAP
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Kim Seung Chul (承哲), Dr. Theol.
南山宗教文化研究所 Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Nagoya, Japan

Kurian Kachapilly, C.M.I., Ph.D.
Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
Pontifical Athenaeum
Bangalore, India

Benedict Kanakappally, O.C.D., Ph.D
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Rome, Italy

Kai Man Kwan, Ph.D

香港浸會大學 Hongkong Baptist University, Hongkong S.A.R., China

Michael Mascari, O.P., Ph.D.

Academic Dean
Aquinas Institute of Theology
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Prof. Jānis Tālivaldis Ozoliņš, Ph.D.
Vice President for Oceania, COMIUCAP
University of Notre Dame,
Sydney, Australia

Asst. Prof. Hermel Pama, O.P., Ph.D.
University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

Prof. Brendan Sweetman, Ph.D.
Vice President for North America, COMIUCAP
Rockhurst University Kansas City,
Missouri , USA

Prof. João Vila-Chã, S.J., Ph.D.
President, COMIUCAP
Pontificia Università Gregoriana,
Rome, Italy


COMIUCAP is the sectorial group for Philosophy of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU/FIUC). It aims to promote the exchange of information and institutional cooperation among institutions of Philosophy, especially of Catholic Philosophy and Dialogue, throughout the World.

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