This Thursday (April 4th), Khenpo Sodargye of the Laung Gar Buddhist academy in China will give a talk titled “The Tibetan Code of Happiness.” The talk will take place at GWU’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW), 6:30pm. Khenpo Sodargye is one of the leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers in China. He is a published scholar and popular speaker in leading universities on the mainland. This is his lecture series in North America and Europe.
Information Session this Friday for a Summer Field Program in China: Heritage, Tourism, and Development on China’s Ethnic Frontiers June 10th – July 1st, 2012 If you are interested in learning more about this program, Professor Shepherd will host an information session this Friday, February 10th, from 2:30 until 3:30 pm in the Conference room [...]
Interested in doing something unique, exciting, and educational this summer? Check out this opportunity from the Elliott School and UHP Professor Robert Shepherd: Summer Field Program: Heritage, Tourism, and Development on China’s Ethnic Frontiers June 10th – July 1st, 2012 This program takes GW students into the field to experience firsthand the development challenges faced [...]
Interested in a career in International Affairs? Want to join the Foreign Service? Yearning to head to graduate school abroad? Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21 in the UHP Club Room to hear from three Honors Alums – Robert O’Brien, Erin Hohlfelder, and Tim Edge – about their experience in international affairs [...]
Bobby O’Brien uses his 500 words to champion adventure.
While Professor Shepherd is away in China on a grand adventure with some venturesome students, he recently sent us this quick snapshot from the field.
Check out Prof. Shepherd over at the Modern Scholar blog talking about the culturally subversive “soft” rebellion in China. What’s the political significance of film and music? Read more about it at the blog article here, or you can dive right in and listen to the podcast.
Professor Shepherd will lead this one-credit field research program experience from May 29th to June 18th, 2010. Students will spend several days in Beijing visiting cultural sites in and around the city such as the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall. After traveling by train to Lanzhou, they’ll travel overland through [...]
A lot of you UHP students have seen the amazing Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit at the National Geographic museum. Now NatGeo is hosting a pretty cool looking free festival that includes FREE P.F. Chiang’s food Film Screenings Table Tennis Martial Arts And more… Also, if you haven’t seen the Terra Cotta exhibit yet, this festival [...]
Are you interested in experiencing rural China and historic Tibet this spring? If so, sign up for Dr. Shepherd’s course, “Ethnicity, Identity and Social Change on China ’s Cultural Frontiers” [ANTH 175.81] for the spring semester. This four credit course will focus on how minority peoples in China have fared in the midst of the PRC’s rapid economic and [...]