Dalai Lama coming to DC, October 8-9 – Education

Mind and Life Institute – Educating World Citizens for the 21st Century – October 8-9, 2009 – Washington DC is another conference organized by the Mind and Life Institute in long collaboration between the Dalai Lama and Western sciences, especially in the area of neuroscience:

Educators, Scientists and Contemplatives Dialogue on Cultivating a Healthy Mind, Brain and Heart

How can our educational system evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century? How will we educate people to be compassionate, competent, ethical, and engaged citizens in an increasingly complex and interconnected world? The urgent challenges of a globalized and interdependent world demand a new vision of world citizenship that is not confined to national boundaries, but encompasses moral and ethical responsibilities to all humanity.

In this case, there will be conversation with educators, including the US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as well as the usual suspects from previous encounters. Universities like Harvard, George Washington , Stanford, Virginia, Penn State, and Wisconsin are sponsoring the event, along with the American Psychological Association and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.