Venerable Professor Mahinda Deegalle

Venerable Dr Mahinda Deegalle is NEH Professor in the Humanities at the Department of Religion, Colgate University, USA and Reader in Religious Studies and Ethics at the School of Historical and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University, UK. He is a managing committee member of the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions and has served in the Steering Committee of the Buddhism Section of the American Academy of Religion and the committee of the United Kingdom Association for Buddhist Studies. He is the former editor of the journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies and the former book review editor for Buddhist Studies Review and H-Buddhism. He is the author of Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka (State University of New York Press, 2006), the editor of Dharma to the UK: A Centennial Celebration of Buddhist Legacy (World Buddhist Foundation, 2008), Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka (Routledge, 2006), and the co-editor of Pali Buddhism (Curzon, 1996). He has served as the project manager for the PMI2 British Council funded Bath Spa Study Abroad Programme in Korea. His current research includes ethics of war, violence, conflict Studies and applied ethical themes.