Donald K. Swearer Speaks at Denison
Date of Event: March 5, 2009
Posted: February 23, 2009
––– Donald K. Swearer will give a public lecture on “Buddhist Economics: An Oxymoron?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Denison University’s Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (241 West College Street). The lecture is sponsored by the Goodspeed Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.
Swearer was appointed as the director of the Center for the Study of World Religions and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies of Harvard Divinity School in 2004. He taught at Swarthmore College, beginning in 1970, before joining the Harvard Divinity School staff. Swearer’s recently published books include “Becoming the Buddha: The Ritual of Image Consecration in Thailand,” “Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand and their legends,” “The Legend of Queen Cama,” and “The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia, 2nd rev. ed.” Swearer’s work focuses mainly on Buddhism in Southeast Asia.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville ––– Donald K. Swearer lecture “Buddhist Economics: An Oxymoron?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Mar. 5, at Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (241 West College Street). For more information contact 740-587-6241.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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