Peter D. Hershock

is director of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) at the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He is trained in both Buddhist and Western academic traditions and received his PhD in Asian philosophy from the University of Hawai'i. Hershock has written several books about the relevance of Buddhist ideas and concepts in addressing contemporary social challenges including technology and development, education, human rights, and the role of values in cultural and social change.