Leah Seupersad, 404-413-1354
ATLANTA—Deepak Chopra, an international leader in the field of mind and body healing, will speak at Georgia Sate University at 6 p.m. Thursday (April 12) in the GSU Sports Arena.
Chopra, founder and chairman of the Chopra Foundation and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, will discuss practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing.
Chopra is speaking at GSU as part of the GSU Distinguished Speakers Series. He will be the keynote speaker at the Counseling & Testing Center’s 5th Biennial Cultural Competency Conference, which is themed “We are all connected: Claiming our identity as global citizens, healers, and educators.”
“The conference offers our campus the opportunity to host world renowned speakers, enriching the educational opportunities for all members of the campus community,” said Jill Lee-Barber, director of GSU’s Counseling and Testing Center. “It is my hope that all who attend will come away with a better idea of how to serve others in meaningful ways in a global society.”
Chopra was formerly the chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center and built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980's. He has taught at Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine.
Throughout his career, Chopra has written more than 65 books and is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith. He also contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com and the Huffington Post.
This event is free for all GSU students, faculty and staff with PantherCard ID, but admission for the public is $10 at the door.
The Distinguished Speaker Series is hosted by GSU Campus Events. For more information about the speakers, visit http://www.gsu.edu/studentevents/events.html
For more information about the Cultural Competency Conference, visit the conference website at www.gsu.edu/cultural.
April 10, 2012