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Impacts of Asian Cultures and Traditions on the Global Society

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Join the Center for Global Studies for an expert panel discussion on how the beliefs, creativity, discipline, dedication, innovation and values of Asian cultures and traditions have influenced the world.

Speakers will discuss Indian Culture’s impact on Global Society, Advaita Philosophy and its effects on the world through Gandhi, and Chinese Culture in the modern world.

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This event fulfills part of the Civics Event Pathway option for PNW’s Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement.

Meet the Panelists

Deepa MajumdarDeepa Majumdar, D.S.Sc.

Professor of Philosophy

Contributions to Indian Civilization to Global Culture — Ancient and Modern

Deepa Majumdar specializes in Neoplatonism – specifically, Plotinus’ Enneads. She has published a book on Plotinus’ cosmology. In her current work (a book), she compares Plotinus’ Enneads with representative texts of Advaita Vedānta (from India). She has published essays and papers on Plato, Plotinus, Gandhi – as well as on topics like the pandemic. She has a forthcoming essay on war. She has also published a volume of poetry.

Subbarao MajetySubbarao V. Majety, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Design Studio

Indian Advaita Philosophy in a nutshell and its effects on the world through Gandhi

Subbarao V. Majety received his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in Industrial Engineering. His hobbies are song writing in his mother tongue and occasional poetry in English. He likes to express his views without inhibitions. He is greatly influenced by the Advaita Philosophy.

Jin LuJin Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of French

Beyond East and West: Chinese Culture in the Modern World

Jin Lu received her Ph.D. in French Literature from Boston College. As a trilingual writer, she has authored a monograph on the concept of philosophe in French Enlightenment (Laval University Press, 2005), served as an editor, contributor and co-translator for a book on the images of France during the Qing dynasty (Laval University Press, 2009) and co-authored a book (with Benoît Vermander) on intercultural dialogue (Peking University Press, 2016). Her forthcoming book from the University of Notre Dame Press is entitled Translingual Catholics: Chinese Theologians before Vatican II.

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