Oct. 20, 2021

We’re excited to launch our first video series, “It’s Useful To Know,” in which Media Team members interview scholars about something they think the public ought to know. In this introduction, Dr. Jonathan Gold talks with Madeline Gambino about the inspiration for the series and what’s coming up.

About the Expert

Dr. Jonathan C. Gold is Professor in the Department of Religion and Director of the Center for Culture, Society and Religion at Princeton University. A scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, he is especially interested in Buddhist approaches to meaning, ethics, language and learning. He is the author of The Dharma’s Gatekeepers: Sakya Paṇḍita on Buddhist Scholarship in Tibet  (State University of New York Press, 2007) and Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu’s Unifying Buddhist Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2015). In his current work, Dr. Gold is developing a Buddhist approach to politics and social thought.

Watch the first "It's Useful to Know" video interview with Dr. Jenny Wiley Legath.