Venerable Miao Guang, Deputy Chancellor for International Affairs, FGS Institute of Humanistic Buddhism and the Director, Fo Guang Dictionary of Buddhism Translation Project. She is also the personal interpreter and translator to Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order.


Emma Teng, T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations, MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Director, Global Languages

Mark Bathe, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, Co-Chair, NEET, Chair, MIT Committee on Student Life.


T.T. and W.F. Chao Distinguished Buddhist Lecture Series. This distinguished lecture series engages the rich history of Buddhist thought and ethical action to advance critical dialogues on ethics, humanity, and MIT’s mission “to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.”