Brief Bio


Michael Jerryson regularly delivers lectures on Buddhism, religion and violence, and the conflicts in South and Southeast Asia (most recently the violence against the Rohingya).


He is a distinguished professor of religious studies at Youngstown State University. Jerryson is co-founder of the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence through the American Academy of Religion and serves as a consultant on Southeast Asian conflicts.


After serving in the United States Peace Corps in Mongolia, Jerryson has spent over 20 years investigating the relationship between religion and violence and under-explored Asian practices and beliefs.

Michael Jerryson