Peter Hershock - In Pursuit of Equity: Globalization and Higher Education

Friday, April 6, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
Venue: McDermott Suite, McDermott Library
Admission: Free, Reservations are required. RSVP by April 3.
Season: 2011-12

This talk will explore the possibility that increasing higher education engagement with Asian cultures and societies is crucial to the profound American ideal of educating for greater equity - an ideal that can only be madereal if we rethink the meaning of diversity and its relationship to achieving shared flourishing.

PETER HERSHOCK is Coordinator of the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and was trained in both Western and Asian philosophy at Yale University and the University of Hawai’i, respectively. Alongside his work designing and implementing faculty development programs aimed at globalizing undergraduate humanities and social science curricula, his research has focused on using Asian philosophical perspectives to address such contemporary issues as technology, human rights, and the role of values in cultural and social change. His books include: Changing Education: Leadership, Innovation and Development in a Globalizing Asia Pacific; Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millennium; Chan Buddism (Dimensions of Asian Spirituality).

For more information contact:
Asia Center
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