Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts




Honolulu, HI


June 6-July 1, 2022


4 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




"Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts" is a 4-week residential institute program for higher education faculty. The Institute will be offered by the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu. This multidisciplinary program will explore the evolving relational agencies of women from the origins of Buddhism into the modern era and will foster deep and context-rich engagement with key traditions, practices, and primary texts. The program is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate educators addressing issues of diversity at the intersections among religion, gender, power, globalization, and cultural pluralism.

Project Director(s)

Peter Hershock; Wendi Adamek

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Stephanie Balkwill; Lisa Battaglia; Pascale Engelmajer; Beata Grant; Sarah Jacoby; Keller Kimbrough; Paul Lavy; Kate Lingley; Reiko Ohnuma; Jin Y. Park; Jessica Starling; John Szostak

Grantee Institution

East-West Center

Funded through the Division of Education Programs