DRBU Symposium is a lecture series that complements DRBU's academic curriculum and connects the community with experts, expands conversations from the classroom, and applies what we learn from the classical texts to the modern world.
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2023 Student Symposium
DRBU will host the Student Symposium in lieu of classes, welcoming the entire university community—students, faculty, and staff—to attend. This day-long event (morning, lunch + late afternoon session) consists of paper presentations and textual recitations by the student body.
Freedom and Justice in America: Ideal vs. Reality
Join us for a conversation with Ms. Carol Ruth Silver and Mr. Willis T. White, two activists who have been working to expand freedom and justice in America for over five decades. Ms. Silver will share her experience as a Freedom Rider during the civil rights movement in 1961 and discuss challenges and opportunities for engaged citizens interested in supporting the rights of African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and other minorities in today’s world. Willis T. White, a lifelong civil rights activist currently pursuing a doctorate at the Berkeley School of Theology, will reflect on the ideals of freedom and justice and give his perspective on the current status of civil rights in America.
Approaches and Experiences in Digital Humanities Interdisciplinary Research
Dr. Kailan Sindelar will discuss various research methods in digital humanities and technical communication, focusing on her research on environmental communication with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). She will address how digital humanities and technical communication research intersects with other disciplines and how digital media can help address communication challenges to support social good and well-being for the user.
How NOT to Rectify Names: Confucius on the Philosophy of Language
Join us for the Symposium lecture by Bryan W. Van Norden, who is author, editor, or translator of ten books on Chinese and comparative philosophy.
"A Buddhist Response to a World in Crisis" with Bhikkhu Bodhi
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi will look at social injustice, climate change, and related issues from a Buddhist perspective, exploring ways that Buddhists can truly embody compassion and make a difference--both in our country and in the world.
DRBU's Fifth Annual Student Symposium
We are excited to share the schedule of student presentations for this year's Student Symposium. Students will be presenting a recitation or academic paper with allowed time for Q&A. Please see attached poster for more details.
Reflections on the Openness of Thinking: Hannah Arendt in conversation with philosophy - Katharina Kaiser, U. C. Berkeley
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Katharina Kaiser on Hannah Arendt
Dr. Charles DiSimone from Ghent University, Belgium "A Glimpse into Buddhist Textuality in Greater Ghandāra"
Join Dr. Charles DiSimone for a lecture on meant for both specialist and general audiences alike
Cide Hamete Benengeli, Author of Don Quixote with Dr. Michael Wolfe
Join Dr. Michael Wolfe for a lecture on Cide Hamete Benengeli, Author of Don Quixote
Lecture on Ācārya Prajñākaramati's Verse of Homage to the Perfection of Wisdom with Dr. Mattia Salvini
Professor Mattia Salvini is currently Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Dean of Scriptural Languages at the International Buddhist College, Sadao Campus, Thailand.
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