1. Radhanath Swami Speaks at the London School of Economics

    Radhanath Swami was invited to speak by the London School of Economics (LSE) Student’s Union on the 2nd of December 2014. LSE is a global leading social sciences dedicated institution, considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university attracts some of the worlds most influential figures to lecture. This event was hosted by Citibank and the largest collaboration of societies in the history of LSE including the Economics Society, Investment Society and Entrepreneurs Society. The talk was ttended by over 300 students in the Hong Kong...
  2. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Oxford Union with Dr. Cornel West & Dr. Angela Davis

    On December 3rd Radhanath Swami was invited to participate in a historic discussion by the Oxford Union, one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies. Founded in 1823 with the aim to promote debate and discussion, and steeped in history and prestige, the Union has an unparalleled reputation for bringing international speakers to Oxford University, boasting such noteworthy guests as William Gladstone, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon. Radhanath Swami attended the much anticipated discussion along with such celebrated guests as Dr. Cornel West, a provocative American academic, activist and author and Dr. Angela Davis a prominent...
  3. Speaking On Compassion in Leaders at Northwestern University

    (The following article originally appeared in The Daily Northwestern) Radhanath Swami stresses the importance of compassion in leaders Mark Ficken, Reporter May 6, 2014 • A world-renowned speaker and social activist spoke at Northwestern on Tuesday and discussed how his experiences shaped his view of the role of different leaders in society. The event, called ‘The Power to Lead,” featured Radhanath Swami and drew a crowd of about 150 individuals to Harris Hall. It was co-sponsored by several student groups including the Bhakti Yoga society, Engineers for a Sustainable World, Wild Roots, NCDC, Interfaith Advocates, among...
  4. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Oxford University

    On October 10th, 2012, Radhanath Swami was invited to address the Oxford Union. The event was organized in conjunction with the Oxford University Hindu Society and the Hindu Chaplaincy to Oxford University. This was the first time in it’s 189 year history that a Swami had been invited to speak at the Oxford Union. In 1823 the Oxford Union was created as a debating society in the city of Oxford. To this day the Union regularly hosts topical debates and speaker events. Past speakers have included the Dalai Lama, former...
  5. Radhanath Swami Returns to Speak at the School of Oriental and African Studies

    On March 25th the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London hosted Radhanath Swami as the keynote speaker for their charity cultural show entitled The Sacred Forest. The event was held at the prestigious Brunei Gallery and attended by over 275 students and guests. Coming at the end of the University term, excitement surrounded the occasion. For many, the evening served as an introduction to the culture and history of Vrindavan through music, dance and drama. The cultural show also served to raise awareness and support for the...
  6. Engineering a Better World

    Despite only two days to the end of term and looming coursework deadlines, approximately 150 students packed into a lecture theatre at Imperial College in London on Thursday 21st March to hear Radhanath Swami speak on the topic of “Engineering a Better World”. Imperial College is regarded as one of the best engineering schools in the country and often ranked 3rd in the UK rankings after Oxford and Cambridge. This would be the first time a Swami was addressing students at this institution, and follows on from events held last...
  7. Radhanath Swami Speaks at the Cambridge Union Society

    The Cambridge Union Society is a debating society at Cambridge University – a world famous home of free speech and debate since 1815. On October 15th the Union hosted a dinner in honor of Radhanath Swami with prominent members of the Indian Cambridge Cultural Association as well as academics and leaders from the Cambridge University Faith Forum. Later, an audience of 125 gathered to hear Radhanath Swami give an address in the Cambridge Union Historic Chamber, which has previously hosted speakers such as US Presidents Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt,...
  8. Radhanath Swami Returns to The School of Oriental and African Studies

    One year after his last visit to SOAS, Radhanath Swami, returned to the London campus on October 8th to share his thoughts on the role of spirituality and devotion in the modern world. Home to students from over 130 countries, the university was already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with many students eager to meet and hear from him again. This year’s program included the participation of the renowned Stephen Chan, professor of Oriental and African Studies. As expected, the event did not disappoint, and set the tone for...
  9. Columbia University – Discussion with Francis X. Clooney

    On Friday, April 20th, Radhanath Swami joined Francis X. Clooney S.J. at Columbia Universities’ Earl Hall Auditorium for a program entitled “Encountering God – Hindu & Christian Perspectives on Going Deeper Into Spiritual Experience”.  Francis Clooney is a Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity, as well as a Catholic, Jesuit priest. The evening was hosted by the Gadadhara Pandit Das, the Hindu Chaplin of Columbia University, and sponsored by the Columbia University Bhakti Club. The discussion was moderated by professor Edwin Bryant, Rutgers universities’...
  10. Radhanath Swami Visits Cambridge University

    On October 10th, Radhanath Swami addressed students at the University of Cambridge in England. Speaking on the topic of “Our World: Time for a Positive Change?”, he addressed the need for a spiritual re-awakening in the world based on principles of love and compassion. The event was held at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge and hosted by The Bhumi Project in partnership with the Hindu Cultural Society, International Development Society and Krishna Consciousness Society. Highlighting the need for personal transformation in order to effect...