Displacement: Tibetan Buddhist Contributions to the International Humanitarian Field
The world’s displaced population breaks new records each year and has now climbed to more than 100 million people. What insights can Buddhist traditions—and Tibetan traditions in particular—offer for addressing this humanitarian challenge? Dr Kilby draws on texts and ethnographies to offer some Tibetan Buddhist perspectives on displacement, both historical and contemporary, that can inform the international humanitarian response to the displacement crisis. She connects this research to her work consulting with the International Committee of the Red Cross, highlighting the value of academic engagement with the humanitarian sector.
Date: 13 October 2022, 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2022)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Christina Kilby (James Madison University), Christina Kilby (James Madison University)
Organising department: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Organiser: Daniel Wojahn and Jacob Fisher (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: daniel.wojahn@orinst.ox.ac.uk
Host: Daniel Wojahn and Jacob Fisher (University of Oxford)
Part of: Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Booking url: https://bit.ly/tgssoxford
Cost: Free of charge
Audience: Public
Editor: Daniel Wojahn