Message from President Bob Brower


Point Loma Nazarene University is pleased to host the Kyoto Prize Symposium along with SDSU, UCSD, and USD. One of the most prestigious global honors, the Kyoto Prize recognizes renowned scholars, artists, and philosophers for their contributions to humankind. We are inspired and motivated by the great work of the Laureates. The Inamori Foundation’s belief in balance between scientific development and spiritual depth also resonates deeply with PLNU. We are honored to pursue a better future for our world in partnership with our fellow host universities, the Kyoto Prize Laureates, and the Inamori Foundation.

Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective Christian liberal arts university located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1902, PLNU is known not only for its 90-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean but also for its well-rounded, forward-thinking graduates. In addition to more than 50 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers in Bakersfield, Arcadia, Mission Valley (San Diego) and the Inland Empire. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students. For more information about the university, please visit

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