(November 30, 2017) The American Academy of Religion has just announced the official results of their elections, and we are delighted to congratulate José I. Cabezón on his election as the next President! Jose will commence a three year term of leadership 2018, taking up consecutive one-year positions as Vice President, President Elect, and President of the AAR. 

Maitripa College is honored by Jose’s service on our Board, and delighted that his scholarship and leadership in not only the field of Buddhist Studies but also Religious Studies at large is being so highly recognized by his peers. The AAR is the largest professional organization of religious scholars in the world, and Jose is sure to create much benefit for others through his leadership.

All at Maitripa College wish Jose a successful, harmonious, and rewarding tenure at the AAR.