CJRC-IOP Joint Symposium - Buddhist Environmentalism

A symposium exploring Buddhist approaches to environmental issues.


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

WELCOME ADDRESS – 9:30am
Duncan Williams
, USC and Yoichi Kawada, IOP

SESSION 1 – 9:45am

“Buddhist Wisdom and Ecological Awareness: Exploring Horizons of Praxis”
Ruben L. F. Habito, Southern Methodist University

“The Wisdom of Ecosophy and Buddhism”
Mikio Matsuoka, IOP

SESSION 2 – 11:00am

“Environmental Ethics: Thai Buddhist Perspectives”
Donald Swearer, Harvard University

“The Buddhist Influence on Edo-Period Ecosystems and Forestry Protection in Japan”
Shuichi Yamamoto, IOP

LUNCH BREAK – 12:15pm

SESSION 3 – 1:30pm

"For as Long as Space Endures, For as Long as Beings Remain: On Empathy and Ethics in Contemporary Tibetan Buddhism"
Nathaniel Rich, UC Santa Barbara

“Environmental Issues and Approaches to ‘Happiness’”
Yoichi Kawada, IOP 

COFFEE BREAK - 2:45PM

SESSION 4 – 3:00pm

“Conundrums of Climate Change: A Buddhist Perspective”
Stephanie Kaza, University of Vermont

“Buddhist Values, Action for Sustainability and the Earth Charter”
Joan Anderson, Soka Gakkai International

CLOSING REMARKS – 4:15pm

Donald Swearer and Duncan Williams


Please RSVP at cjrc@dornsife.usc.edu as space is limited. Thank you!


This event is co-Sponsored by the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, the Institute for Oriental Philosophy (IOP), and the Asia Society Southern California

 

  • Britta Bothe
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 353
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway #255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353