Chao Center’s Liu Distinguished Visitor Series to feature American Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Chao Center’s Liu Distinguished Visit­or Series to feature American Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi

HOUSTON – (Nov. 1, 2016) – American Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi will explore the deep connections within the web of problems ranging from poverty to climate change that confront the global community today as part of the Chao Center for Asian Studies’ Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice University Nov. 14.

BHIKKHU BODHI

BHIKKHU BODHI

In his talk, “The Quest for Human Values and the Crises of Our Time,” Bodhi will discuss how solving these problems requires more than implementing policy measures, according to event organizers. He will examine the code of values centered around love, compassion, peace, human solidarity and a commitment to justice based on recognition of the integrity of the human subject, organizers said.

Through the support of Rice alumnus Frank Liu and his wife, Cindy, the series is designed to enliven the research, education, and community outreach activities of the Chao Center by bringing some of the world’s most distinguished scholars and artists to campus.

What: Chao Center’s Liu Distinguished Visitor Series: “The Quest for Human Values and the Crises of Our Time.”

When: 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

Where: The lecture will be held in the Humanities Building, Room 117, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Founder’s Court Visitor Lot near Lovett Hall.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.