Asoka Bandarage Asoka Bandarage

Adjunct Distinguished Professor
Women's Spirituality
Philosophy and Religion Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, BA, Yale University

BA, Bryn Mawr College

Scholar-activist Asoka Bandarage, (Ph.D., Yale ) has taught at many colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including Yale, Brandeis, Georgetown, the European Peace University and Mount Holyoke where she received tenure. She is currently teaching, ‘Ecological Consciousness and Climate Justice' at CIIS. Ms. Bandarage is the author of Women, Population and Global Crisis, Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy and numerous other publications on global political-economy, ethno-religious conflict, South Asia, gender, population, ecology and Buddhism. She writes on global environmental and social issues for the Huffington Post and serves on the Board of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate. She has worked with many social change organizations, presented hundreds of lectures and media interviews (including CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, NPR, Bloomberg News), organized conferences and seminars and received numerous fellowships for her work. She is also a vipassana meditator and yoga teacher.

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  • Huffington Post Blog
  • Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy.
  • The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy.
  • Women, Population and Global Crisis: A Political-Economic Analysis.
  • Colonialism in Sri Lanka: The Political Economy of the Kandyan Highlands, 1833-1886

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