Published: March 18, 2019

Cas Event--Tuesday, March 19 at 2pm
CASE Building E422 at CU Boulder (above Euclid garage)

In many ways, Buddhist-inspired violence may seem like an oxymoron, yet there is a robust history of Buddhist revolts, just-war theory, and violence in Asia. Dr. Jerryson analyzes the patterns behind these historical examples and their relationship to the current violence on the Rohingya and Sri Lanka Muslims.

Michael Jerryson is Professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University. He is the author of If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence (2018) and Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand (2011). Co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence (2013) and Buddhist Warfare (2010), he is working on a forthcoming edited volume, tentatively entitled: Buddhist-Muslim Relations in a Theravada World