Save the Date: Chicago Benefit Dinner 2019
Join us on Saturday, September 7th for a gourmet dinner and stimulating conversations about HAF... and Star Wars!
Yes, you read that correctly. Our guest speaker, Dr. Jeffery D. Long, will discuss the Hindu themes that are interwoven in the iconic Star Wars movie series. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, drew much of the inspiration for this major cultural phenomenon from the teachings of his mentor, Joseph Campbell, a lifelong student of Hinduism/Vedanta.
Date: Saturday, September 7th
Tickets: coming soon
Dr. Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, where he has taught since receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in the year 2000. He is the author of A Vision for Hinduism, Jainism: An Introduction, and The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism, as well as the forthcoming Indian Philosophy: An Introduction, Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds, and Arise! Awake! Swami Vivekananda Speaks to the Twenty-first Century. Dr. Long is also the editor of the series Explorations in Indic Traditions: Theological, Ethical, and Philosophical, published by Lexington Books. He has spoken in many venues in America, India, and Europe.