On Sep 22, at the invitation of CIP, Dr. Nicholas Brasovan from the University of Central Arkansas gave a lecture on “Ecological Models and Environmental Ethics in Neo-Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism” in Purdue. As Purdue alum 2001 from Philosophy and Chinese, Dr. Brasovan visited the Chinese language classes and shared his experiences learning Chinese at Purdue and how this experience helped him with his study abroad and work opportunities. Receiving his Ph.D from University of Hawaii, Dr. Brasovan studied Asian philosophy and discussed how ancient Chinese philosophical thinking about humans and nature, particularly, the Neo-Confucian ideas about relationships between and among ecological systems. More than 80 people interested in ancient Chinese philosophy attended this event with interactive Q&A session. CIP hosts scholarly lecture series on Chinese Studies with the Chinese language program each semester, and this one is the kick-off talk on Confucianism and Buddhism from ecological and environmental perspectives.