The United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State have both called the violence inflicted on the Muslim ethnic minority, the Rohingya, “ethnic cleansing” and some human rights groups have labeled it genocide.
Michael Jerryson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University, is an expert analyst on religious terrorism, Asian culture, and Buddhism for local, national, and international news networks. Jerryson is co-founder and co-chair of the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence through the American Academy of Religion.
He is the author of numerous books, including Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand, Mongolian Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of the Sangha, the Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism.
Jerryson’s newbook throughOxford University Press, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence, is forthcoming inthe spring2018.
Join us as Tim Francisco, Ph.D., Professor of English at Youngstown State University, talks with Dr. Jerryson on the current crisis, its history and causes, the role of U.S. policy in the region, and the spread of nationalist violence globally.
Convene for hot dogs and beer at 6:30 p.m. Forum begins at 7 p.m.
Location; Suzie's Dogs & Drafts
34 N. Phelps Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503