News and events

Buddhism and Social Justice

From 23-25 April 2014, a conference will be held on the topic of Buddhism and Social Justice. This conference confronts the common perception of Buddhism as intrinsically a tradition of peace and justice, and explores the various ways in which historically Buddhist societies of Asia have shaped, transmitted, and adapted Buddhist ideas and ideals about equality, fairness, and freedom.


Uzbek Ambassador Vladimir Norov visits Leiden University

The Uzbek Ambassador Mr. Vladimir Norov visited Leiden University on 17 April. Mr. Norov met with the rector magnificus Professor Carel Stolker and attenden the exhibition "Historical and cultural links between Uzbekistan and Europe: from Alexander the Great to Timurids" at the Lipsius Building.