ACLS Organizes Symposium on Buddhist Studies Today


ACLS is organizing a symposium on "Buddhist Studies Today" at the University of British Columbia with the generous support of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.  The event will celebrate the first cohort of Dissertation Fellows of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, which is administered by ACLS.

The symposium will take place July 7–9, 2015, on the UBC campus.  Opening remarks on Tuesday evening will be delivered by Arvind Gupta, president of the University of British Columbia; Ted Lipman, chief executive officer of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation; and Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies. The remarks will be followed by a keynote address by Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Arthur E. Link Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan, on "Prospects for an International Network of Buddhist Studies."  

The 14 Fellows in attendance will have the opportunity to present their works in progress to peers and senior advisers in a two-day workshop, July 8–9.

The symposium concludes on July 9 with a roundtable of senior advisers. The discussion highlights the implications of the research presented at the workshop for developments in the growing field of Buddhist studies.

Please see the symposium brochure, which contains a detailed program, bios for speakers and commentators, and abstracts of Fellows' projects.