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The Value of Diversity: Buddhist Reflection on More Equitably Orienting Global Interdependence

Event Start DateThursday, March 20, 2014
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CostCost: Free

Peter Hershock, East-West Center, Honolulu will give a presentation entitled "The Value of Diversity: Buddhist Reflection on More Equitably Orienting Global Interdependence"

Sponsored by the Values Institute, The Philosophy Department, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Asian Studies (via Faculty/Student Interaction Fund), AAUP-USD

PETER D. HERSHOCK is Coordinator of the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He has earned degrees from Yale University (B.A., Philosophy) and the University of Hawai’i (Ph.D., Asian and Comparative Philosophy) and has focused his research on the philosophical dimensions of Buddhism and on using Buddhist conceptual resources to address contemporary issues, including: technology and development, education, human rights, and the role of values in cultural and social change. His books include: Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Ch’an Buddhism (1996); Reinventing the Wheel: A Buddhist Response to the Information Age (1999); Technology and Cultural Values on the Edge of the Third Millennium (edited, 2004); Chan Buddhism (2005); Buddhism in the Public Sphere: Reorienting Global Interdependence (2006); Confucian Cultures of Authority (edited, 2006); Changing Education: Leadership, Innovation and Development in a Globalizing Asia Pacific (edited, 2007); Educations and their Purposes: A Conversation among Cultures (edited, 2008), and Valuing

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