September 29, 30, October 1, 2023

Buddhism and Law: Third International Conference

Photograph courtesy of David M. Engel, 2023.

Photograph courtesy of David M. Engel, 2023.

September 29, 30, and October 1, 2023: The Baldy Center sponsors the Third International Conference on Buddhism and Law. The conference, hosted by the journal, Buddhism, Law & Society, focuses on the many features of Buddhism, and how law and the state relate to Buddhist actors, institutions, and texts.

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  • Gerjan Altenburg, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Miguel Álvarez Ortega, Kyoto University
  • Thomas Borchert, University of Vermont
  • Jens Wilhelm Borgland, Uppsala University
  • Gilbert Chen, Towson University
  • Shayne Clarke, McMaster University
  • Guilhem Cousin-Thorez, Aix-Marseille University
  • Christopher Emms, McMaster University
  • Christopher Handy, Leiden University
  • Annie Heckman, University of Toronto
  • Berthe Jansen, Leiden University
  • Gregory Kourilsky, École française d'Extrême-Orient
  • Christian Lammerts, Rutgers University
  • Tomas Larsson, University of Cambridge
  • Cuilan Liu, University of Pittsburgh
  • Martin A. Mills, University of Aberdeen
  • Mark A. Nathan, University at Buffalo SUNY
  • Anna Phipps-Burton, McMaster University
  • Ben Schonthal, University of Otago
  • Tony Scott, University of Toronto
  • Roshan de Silvia-Wijeyeratne, Dundee Law School
  • Matthew Walton, University of Toronto


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. daily
509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Attend in-person or via Zoom.


Rebecca R. French, Professor
School of Law, University at Buffalo

Mark A. Nathan,  Associate Professor
History,  University at Buffalo

Joshua R. Coene, Research Assistant
School of Law, University at Buffalo


Hosted by the journal, Buddhism, Law & Society, the conference is sponsored by The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. Additional support provided by: Asia Research Institute; Humanities Institute; Asian Studies Program, Graduate School of Education, and CAS Departments of Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, Political Science, and, Sociology.



Schedule with Presentation Abstracts

Panelist Bios

Conference Photo Gallery

 Click on any photo to view as Slide-Show.

Conference Poster

Information for panelists and visitors