Dr Peter D. Hershock Public Lecture 3 May

Public Lecture

‘Higher Education, Globalization and the Critical Emergence of Diversity – A response from a Chan Buddhist perspective’



Dr Peter D. Hershock

Venue: Neill/Hoey Theatre, in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Time: 7.00 p.m., on Friday, 3rd May 2013

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); and Educations and their Purposes: A Conversation among Cultures (edited, 2008).

For further information, please contact Dr John O’Grady, Irish School of Ecumenics TCD: ogradyj1@tcd.ie