Dr Kilby's talk explores Tibetan Buddhist perspectives on displacement that can inform the international humanitarian response to the displacement crisis
The world’s displaced population breaks new records each year and has now climbed to more than 100 million people. What insights can Buddhist traditions—and Tibetan traditions in particular—offer for addressing this humanitarian challenge? Dr Kilby draws on texts and ethnographies to offer some Tibetan Buddhist perspectives on displacement, both historical and contemporary, that can inform the international humanitarian response to the displacement crisis. She connects this research to her work consulting with the International Committee of the Red Cross, highlighting the value of academic engagement with the humanitarian sector.