Peter Hershock

Director, Asian Studies Development Program, Education Program
Email Address: 
HershocP [at]
BA, Yale University; MA, PhD, University of Hawaii
Research Interests: 

Globalization and Comparative Higher Education; Contemporary Buddhist Thought; Ethics and Social Justice; Cultural Diversity

Peter Hershock is Director of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) and Education Specialist at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.  In his work with ASDP, he designs and directs higher education faculty and institutional development programs that seek to mainstream the study of Asian cultures and societies in the undergraduate classroom.  In his research capacity in the Center's Education Program, he has collaborated in designing and hosting international education leadership programs and research seminars that critically examine the relationship among higher education, globalization, equity and diversity.  Trained in Asian and comparative philosophy, his main research work has focused on making use of Buddhist conceptual resources to reflect on and address contemporary issues of global concern.

Curriculum Vitae 


2016 Asian Studies Development Program National Conference
NEH - Buddhist Asia:  Traditions, Transmissions and Transformations
NEH - Thinking through Cultural Diversity:  Bridging Cultures in Asian Traditions
Infusing Chinese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum