The Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at Northwestern
The Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at Northwestern is a scholarly initiative spearheaded by Sarah Jacoby and supported by the generosity of the Khyentse Foundation. Its aim is to create a forum for intellectual stimulation, dialogue, and community building among the international body of doctoral students and junior faculty funded by the Khyentse Foundation, along with the contingent of Buddhist Studies doctoral students studying at Northwestern. To that end, this lecture series hosts monthly conversations about Buddhist Studies across a range of Buddhist traditions, methodological approaches, historical periods, and theoretical vantage points--all the while facilitating contact between established scholars, lineage holders, and emergent voices in the field. The structure is collaborative and conversation is prioritized: the group of participants votes collectively on speakers to invite, questions to guide conversation, and future directions for the series and its participants.
We began the Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at Northwestern during the coronavirus pandemic, and so our first year of events were entirely over Zoom. In subsequent years, we have shifted to a combination of hybrid events (in-person lectures simultaneously broadcast as Zoom webinars) and exclusively Zoom events. For inquires, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.