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MUM webcast features 'Conversations' with His Excellency Thakur S Powdyel, former Minister of Education, Bhutan

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21 October 2013

Maharishi University of Management is hosting, this week and next, a series of 'Conversations' with His Excellency Thakur S Powdyel, former Minister of Education of the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan (2008-2013), on the MUM campus in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.

His Excellency instituted the policy of Gross National Happiness into the education system.  He is a promoter of educational integrity, academic excellence, Green schools, good practice, and national self-respect.

He joins the MUM community for two Monday evenings to discuss the intersection among sustainability, education, and public policy. Both events will be webcast live via MUMTV.

Click here to watch the livestreamed events

Conversations from the Land of the Thunder Dragon: 
His Excellency Thakur S Powdyel


Monday, October 21
7:30 p.m. (US Central Time) 

Educating for Sustainability

His Excellency will be joined by MUM Professors Lonnie Gamble (Sustainable Living) and Chris Jones (Education). 


Monday, October 28
7:30 p.m. (US Central Time)

Gross National Happiness: 
Converting Theory into Practice

This conversation will include Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri (Columbia). Prof. Ikerd received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He spent thirty years teaching at the college level; since retiring in 2000, he spends his time writing and speaking on sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.  His books include Essentials of Economic Sustainability and Sustainable Capitalism.

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