BY JODY WILLIAMS, 301-314-7714, JODYWILL@UMD.EDU
Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLLEGE PARK, Md – The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland is pleased to welcome Xu Hong, Ph.D. and Zhang Jin, Ph.D. the first Visiting Research Scholars to spend a full academic year with the Bahá’í Chair.
Professor Xu Hong, (pictured left), a faculty member in the Department of Social Sciences at Dezhou University, will explore the importance of values and education in peace building. Her research interests are in moral education and social development.
Professor Zhang Jin, (pictured left), a faculty member at the Institute of Culture at Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, will examine concepts in Confucianism that correlate with the process of peace building. His research interests include Confucianism, religion, and social development.
“I am looking forward to this collaboration”, says Professor Hoda Mahmoudi, holder of The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace. “Their research on the process of peace building which draws from Chinese philosophy and social sciences corresponds with the Bahá’í Chair’s ‘worldview approach’ in addressing the many and diverse issues underlying the process of peacemaking”.
About the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace is an endowed academic program housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland that advances interdisciplinary examination and discourse on global peace. While drawing certain initial insights from religion, the program aims to develop a sound scientific basis for knowledge and strategies that lead to the creation of a better world. www.bahaichair.umd.edu