Donald Lopez, PhD

Donald S. Lopez, Jr, PhD, has been referred to as the only public intellectual in the field of Buddhist Studies. He has appeared on many television and radio stations, including ABC, NPR, BBC radio, and more. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Nation, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has been quoted in countless publications, such as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker, to name a few.

He is the author of numerous books, including Buddha Takes the Mound, The Story of Buddhism, The Scientific Buddha, In Search of the Christian Buddha, and the first ever global history of Buddhism, forthcoming from Yale. He has also translated the Dalai Lama’s Opening the Eye of New Awareness and edited influential scholarly works including The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism and Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism. Lopez is Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

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