Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano recently spoke at the “Fourth Sino-U.S. Colloquium: Core Values and World Order,” in Washington, D.C.
The co-sponsors of the “Sino-American Colloquia,”” which address key issues in relations between China and the United States, include Renmin University, Peking University, the Beijing Forum, the China Energy Fund Committee, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University. Romano’s talk–“America the Philosophical–and China”–addressed the importance of China permitting greater freedom of expression if it wants Americans to admire and respect its cultural and commercial achievements. His invitation to join such speakers as Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute in Washington, Rang Yui, co-founder of CCTV’s English Channel, Cardinal McCarrick of Washington, and more than twenty deans and top academic officials from China, came as a result of his book and his recent Chronicle of Higher Education cover essay, “Dao Rising: Chinese Philosophy Lifts Off in America.”
Romano also recently lectured to Hofstra University’s Honors Program and Philosophy department on America the Philosophical, his 2012 book which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. .