Welcome to Tran Nhan Tong Academy

 

April 9, 2012

Dear Sup­port­ers of Trần Nhân Tông Academy,

Trần Nhân Tông Acad­emy will be devoted to advanc­ing the spirit , phi­los­o­phy and wis­dom of Trần Nhân Tông. His legacy of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and com­pas­sion will define the Academy’s mis­sion. He was a wise king and a holy man who under­stood that tol­er­ance is the key to per­sonal con­tent­ment and to a soci­ety united as one. Spir­i­tu­al­ity and kind­ness, rather than earthly pos­ses­sions and power, guided his life and will guide the work of the Academy.

Each year, Trần Nhân Tông Acad­emy will award the Trần Nhân Tông Inter­na­tional Prize for Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and Com­pas­sion. Selected by the Academy’s Prize Com­mit­tee, the recip­i­ents will be dis­tin­guished by their exem­plary char­ac­ter and by their devo­tion to pro­mot­ing reconciliation.

Trần Nhân Tông Acad­emy will also hold an annual Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and Com­pas­sion Con­fer­ence. It will bring together schol­ars and lead­ers for the pur­pose of dis­cussing, and dis­cov­er­ing, how best to advance Trần Nhân Tông’s legacy of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and com­pas­sion. The ini­tial con­fer­ence will be held later this year in Boston, which is home to great universities.

In Hanoi, Trần Nhân Tông Acad­emy will assist in the cre­ation of the Trần Nhân Tông Museum and Learn­ing Cen­ter, which will be devoted to explain­ing the life and legacy of Trần Nhân Tông and to activ­i­ties that pro­mote his vision of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and com­pas­sion, also his sprit and phi­los­o­phy . The Museum and Learn­ing Cen­ter will make a spe­cial effort to reach out to the youth of Viet­nam, so that they have a greater under­stand­ing of the wise king who once guided their coun­try to safety and who today can inspire them to a life devoted to their coun­try and to the well-being of oth­ers. The Museum and Learn­ing Cen­ter will also make a spe­cial effort to reach out to vis­i­tors to Viet­nam, so that peo­ple from around the world can be told of, and be inspired by, Vietnam’s wise and his­toric king.

Through Trần Nhân Tông Acad­emy, we can help to advance the cause of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and com­pas­sion in Viet­nam and around the world. In this effort, I am grat­i­fied to have the guid­ance and sup­port of Nguyen Anh Tuan.  Trần Nhân Tông Acad­emy was his vision. It is a remark­able vision that needs and deserves your support.

Sin­cerely,

Thomas E. Patterson

Bradlee Pro­fes­sor of Gov­ern­ment and the Press in the John F. Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment at Har­vard University,

Pres­i­dent of  the Tran Nhan Tong Academy

Thomas E. Pat­ter­son is Bradlee Pro­fes­sor of Gov­ern­ment and the Press in the John F. Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and is also Pres­i­dent of the Open Minds Foun­da­tion. He is the author of numer­ous books and arti­cles, includ­ing Out of Order, which received national atten­tion when Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton said every polit­i­cal leader and jour­nal­ist should be required to read it. Out of Order was later named as best book of the decade in polit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tion by the Amer­i­can Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Association.

 

 

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