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Johannes Bronkhorst
University of Lausanne
Can Religion Be Explained?
 
Root Lecture
17 March 2015, 5:30 pm, Northen Auditorium

John Dunne, Emory University
Reification and Mindfulness: Frontiers of Contemplative Science
 
Root Lecture
8 March 2012

Susan L. Huntington, Ohio State University and Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist Art
Early Buddhist Art and the Emperor’s New Clothes
26 January 2011

Dina Bangdel, Virginia Commonwealth University
Naked Buddhas: Tourist Art and Cultural Imagining
22 October 2010

Ravi Gupta, College of William and Mary
God or Guru: A Hindu View of Jesus
8 March 2010

Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University,
Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and

former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain
Spotlight on Religion in the Middle East
Co-sponsored by Contact and the Department of Religion
27 November 2007

M. S. Nagaraja Rao, former director general, Archaeological Survey of India
The On-Going Preservation and Protection
of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Hampi (Vijayanagar)

Sponsored by the International Education Office
8 November 2007

Donald R. Davis, Jr., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Matrilineal Adoption, Inheritance Law, and Rites for the Dead
among Hindus in Medieval Kerala

Sponsored by the University Lecture Series, the Department of Religion, and the Cultural Studies Colloquium
9 May 2006

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Ligmincha Institute, Charlottesville
A Tibetan View of the Relationship between Mind and Body
The Root Lecture for 2004-2005
27 April 2005

Walter Andersen, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Hinduism in Politics: A New Charter for India?
Sponsored by the University Lecture Series and the Department of Religion
14 May 2003

Gary Tubb, Columbia University
The Truth Which Is Every Day Seen:

Science and Worldviews in Jaisingh's Astronomy

24 February 2003

Gananath Obeyesekere, Princeton University
Prophets of Theosophy:
The Spiritual Journeys of Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott

The Root Lecture for 2001-2002
28 November 2001
Relevant link:
Blavatsky Archives

Cynthia Atherton, Middlebury College
Flowers, Full Moons, & Festivals:
Celebrating Krishna through the Seasons in Vrindaban, India 
 
29 May 2001

Amitav Ghosh
Faith and Fundamentalism
4 December 2000
Ghosh is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College, City University of New York. 
Links: Ghosh's website and Emory's page on Ghosh

Ainslie Embree, Columbia University 
India in the Contemporary World
21 March 2000