Peter Hershock


This lecture Valuing Diversity: Buddhist Reflection on Equity and Education and discussion at the Harvard Divinity School features Peter Hershock, director of the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Trained at Yale University and the University of Hawai’i in both Western and Asian philosophy, Hershock makes use of Buddhist thought and practice to address such contemporary issues as technology and development, education, human rights, and the role of values in cultural and social change.

The lecture highlights themes and ideas Peter first presented at the EWC-ASDP NEH workshop in 2012.

His recent NEH lecture delivered at Middlesex Community College in February 2013 is Buddhism in Contemporary China.  Click on the title for extended notes of the talk.  Video of the presentation is forthcoming.