99-040 (Deepak Chopra)
Distributed October 22, 1999
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Glenn Hare

President’s Lecture Series

Deepak Chopra presentation to open Asian American History Month

Deepak Chopra, physician, best-selling author and leader in the field of mind-body medicine, will deliver a President’s Lecture to open Asian American History Month at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Brown University President’s Lecture Series presents “A Conversation with Deepak Chopra.” Chopra, physician, best-selling author and leader in the field of mind-body medicine, will speak in the Salomon Center for Teaching at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. The presentation, which also marks the start of Asian American History Month, is free and open to the public.

Acknowledged by Time magazine as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” Chopra has transformed the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness by integrating the best in Western medical practices with natural healing traditions.

Known worldwide for his published works, Chopra is the author of 25 books and more than 30 audio, video and CD-ROM programs. His best sellers include Perfect Health; Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success; The Return of Merlin; and The Path to Love. For PBS, he has produced several successful television programs and videos, among them Body, Mind and Soul: The Mystery and The Magic.

Before establishing the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, Calif., in 1995, Chopra was a successful Boston-based endocrinologist who served as chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center with teaching affiliations at Tufts University and Boston University School of Medicine. In his practice Chopra realized the potential of Western medicine to establish a new paradigm, one which encompassed the principle that perfect health is more than just the absence of disease. He began to envision a medical system based upon the premise that health is a state of balance and integration of body, mind and spirit.

Chopra is credited with melding modern theories of quantum physics with the timeless wisdom of ancient cultures. In 1992, he served on the National Institutes of Health Ad Hoc Panel on Alternative Medicine.

At the Chopra Center For Well Being, with colleague David Simon, M.D., Chopra continues his mission of “bridging the technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East.”

Building Community, Creating Value, Brown’s month-long celebration of Asian American History Month, also will feature a wide variety of free public events. “The Asian American Boycott of Hollywood: Asian American Stereotypes In The Media,” a presentation by Keith Mcallister of the Organization of Chinese Americans Civil Rights Advocacy, will take place in Room 102 of Wilson Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.

Also planned is the “Japanese Film Festival: Movies and Anime” beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Starr Auditorium of the MacMillan Science Building, and the “South Asian Cultural Show” in Veterans Memorial Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.