Sean M. Smith, an assistant professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa works at the intersection of Indian Buddhist philosophy (with a particular emphasis on the Pāli tradition) and contemporary philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and moral psychology.
Birgit Kellner is a Buddhologist and Tibetologist who serves as the director of the Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia in Vienna, part of the Austrian Academy of Science.
Allison Aitken, currently a Bersoff Faculty Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at New York University, works on non-standard theories of relations and dependence structures in the history of metaphysics, both South Asian and Early Modern European.
Drawing on diverse and fresh perspectives, the 20th Graduate Philosophy Conference aims to aid in the of breaking new ground and challenging long-held philosophical assumptions.
Sonam Kachru, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, pursues research interests in the history of philosophy, with a particular emphasis on the history of Buddhist philosophy in South Asia.