Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019
Veena R. Howard, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Asian Religious Traditions in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno. She is also the coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies Program. She teaches and researches Asian religious traditions, Gandhi’s philosophy, animal ethics, and gender issues in Indian philosophy. She has received many awards and accolades including a Provost’s faculty award and faculty membership to Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.
She is the authors of journal articles and book chapters. Her publications include the books, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender (ed.), (Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2019); Dharma, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Sikh Traditions of India (ed.) (IB Tauris, 2017); and Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action (SUNY Press, 2013), as well as “Oxford Bibliography Article: Mohandas K. Gandhi” (Oxford University Press, 2019). She currently serves on the President’s Commission for Human Relations and Equity at CSU, Fresno, and she has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. She is currently involved in the SDG Academy helping develop Ethics in Action-Massive Open Online Course on Hindu environmental ethics and gender.