Prof. Anantanand Rambachan
Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, and Visiting Professor, Academy for the Study of World Religions, University of Hamburg
Professor Rambachan is a prolific writer and author of several books including Accomplishing the Accomplished: The Vedas as a Source of Valid Knowledge in Shankara; and The Limits of Scripture: Vivekananda’s Reinterpretation of the Authority of the Vedas. He has been involved in the field of interreligious relations and dialogue for over 25 years.
In 2008, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, he delivered the distinguished Lambeth Interfaith Lecture. He also led the first two White House Celebration of the Hindu Festival of Diwali in 2003 and 2004. He currently participates as a Hindu theologian in the Ethics in Action dialogues at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.