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The CICA is an international network of professionals interested in deepening our knowledge about consciousness, the achievement of peace, the resolution of conflicts and the treatment of aggression and violence at all levels.

 

  • The mere attendance to one of the CICA conferences is the only requirement to become a member of the CICA Club.
  • There are no membership fees.
  • The Trustees co-opt people who would like to work in a voluntary capacity on specific tasks or undertakings.
CICA is managed by an International Board of Trusties, advised by an International Scientific Committee, and different National Committees, autonomous in their work and activities.
Some institutions are also recognized as official partners.

Next Events from CICA

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LVIII CICA

LVIII CICA – XVI Security Forum – May 13 & 14, 2021

LVIII CICA - XVI Security Forum - May 13 & 14, 2021 More Information To Be Announced
LIX CICA

LIX CICA – Security and Defense: Ethical and Legal Challenges in Front of Current Conflicts – May 24 & 25, 2021

organised by CICA International, Nebrija University, & Pugwash Spanish Group   On behalf of CICA INTERNATIONAL, it is our great pleasure to announce and invite you to participate to the 59th CICA International Conferences on Security, with the theme “Security and Defense: Ethical and Legal Challenges in Front of Current Conflicts”, taking place at Madrid,…

LX CICA – Violence, Empathy, and Neurotechnoeducation – July 5-6-7, 2021b

LX CICA - Violence, Empathy, and Neurotechnoeducation - July 5 & 6, 2021 Organised by CICA International & Complutense Research Group on Psychosociobiology of Violence: Education and Prevention On behalf of CICA INTERNATIONAL, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate to the 60th CICA International Conference on VIOLENCE, EMPATHY and NEUROTECHNOEDUCATION, taking…

CICA International Conscious teams up to support Dialogo’s next conference 21-29 May 2021

International Virtual Conference on Spirituality, Religion, Irreligion, and Society   CICA International Conscious supports Dialogo with their next online conference, which involves a dialogue between science and theology, including the related themes Spirituality and Consciousness. Please see more information here: http://dialogo-conf.com/call-for-papers/#1stevent Date: 21-29 May 2021 Deadline papers: April 25th, 2021   You can either attend or present a paper. To be considered…
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Dalai Lama’s comments on the SSV (1998)

from The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., 1998, Riverhead Books, page 58 (1998)
In recent years… the tide [of philosophical, psychological and other scientific evidence] appears to be turning on this [previously described] profoundly pessimistic view of humanity, coming closer to the Dalai Lama’s view of our underlying nature as gentle and compassionate. Over the past two or three decades, there have been literally hundreds of scientific studies indicating that aggression is not essentially innate and that violent behavior is influenced by a variety of biological, social, situational, and environmental factors. Perhaps the most comprehensive statement on the latest research was summarized in the 1986 Seville Statement on Violence that was drawn up and signed by twenty top scientists from around the world. In that statement, they of course acknowledged that violent behavior does occur, but they categorically stated that it is scientifically incorrect to say that we have an inherited tendency to make war or act violently. That behavior is not genetically programmed into human nature. They said that even though we have the neural apparatus to act violently, that behavior isn’t automatically activated. There’s nothing in our neurophysiology that compels us to act violently. In examining the subject of human nature, most researchers in the field currently feel that fundamentally we have the potential to develop into gentle, caring people or violent, aggressive people; the impulse that gets emphasized is largely a matter of training.

General Aims

Help humanity through the scientific research into conflict, aggression and human consciousness and the diffusion of this research

Conferences

Bring scientific experts from different disciplines and cultures together on novel thematic topics and/or support other organisations which also have similar objectives

Attitude

Promote effective dialogue and networking between scientists, professionals and public, and provide a supportive environment for younger scientists at conferences and in their projects

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Develop and organise educational courses which foster our aims with the possibility of also having our own centre one day.

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