Successful turnout for the Indian Cultural Heritage in the Global Age Conference


Submitted Photo Keynote speakers from the Indian Cultural Heritage Conference along with SSU faculty and staff.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – It was a successful turnout for the first Indian Cultural Heritage Conference held at Shawnee State University on Oct. 29 and 30.

The conference highlighted Indian culture and practices and included three academic panels with keynote speakers examining various aspects of India in a global age. Eminent scholars of India studies presented papers and highlighted some of the key aspects of Indian cultures in a Global age. Topics such as practices of yoga and Hinduism outside of India,

Along with presentations from keynote speakers such as Dr. Ved Nanda, Evans University, and Professor Thompson G. Marsh, University of Denver, faculty members from SSU (Dr. Christopher Kacir, Dr. Lavanya Vemsani, Dr. Amr Al-Azm and Dr. Sean Dunne) also participated, presented and moderated at the conference.

SSU students and representatives from the Tri-State India Association and local professionals of India also participated in the conference.

The conference concluded with remarks from Provost Dr. Jeffrey Bauer stressing the support of SSU to international programs to increase awareness and knowledge on global cultures and the announcement of the new minor in Asian Studies at SSU.

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