The Award Committee of the Global Dialogue Prize has decided to bestow the 2013 award on the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (, in particular recognition of the Council’s longstanding efforts in addressing sensitive issues of cultural heritage and contemporary change. Over the course of four decades the Council has grown to become the currently largest network for intercultural value research, with over 400 associated members from 65 countries. Since 1998 the Council has produced over 150 academic events and published 300 volumes of scholarly monographs and anthologies on values from a cross-culturally comparative or intercultural perspective.

The Council’s President, Professor George F. McLean and its Executive Director, Dr. Hu Yeping, who have built and directed the Council throughout four decades, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The award ceremony took place as a prelude to the pm sessions of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy at the University of Athens: specifically on August 4, 13.00-13.45 in the AULA (main hall) ground floor of the School of Philosophy Building (University Campus, Zografos, Athens 15703, Greece).