How to prepare ourselves emotionally to take on the challenge to oppose the threats from government, corpoations, media.Professor Robert Jensen is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Autism and a long time radical social activist. His writings cover radical feminist critiques of pornography, post-modern masculinity, race issues, and foreign policy and politics. Recently he conducted an online personalized survey to gather emotional actions from people around the nation about the particular economic, political, environmental and social challenges and crises that most people are facing. We will discuss some the most common responses together in his survey. He has written many books dealin\g with the media and postmodern American society. His most recent is Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive DialogueProfessor Robert Thurman holds the Jay Zong Kah-pa Robert Thurman Chair of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University. He is the President of Tibet House US – which is dedicated to preserving Tibetan civilization, and is President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. The New York Times has hailed Bob as the “leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.” In 1962, Prof. Thurman was ordained as a Buddhist monk by the Dalai Lama, with whom he has remained a close colleague to this day. He is a passionate advocate not only for the rights of Tibetans but for human rights and social justice globally. He has been sought by policy makers on the Tibetan holocaust, and has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Prof. Thurman has written many books on Tibetan culture, art, politics and Buddhism. His earlier book Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Real Happiness laid down the argument that individual happiness is interrelated with the happiness of all which can serve as a guide for social activism as well. His forthcoming book to released in September, and co-written with Sharon Salzberg, is Love Your Enemies: It will Drive Them Crazy