May 31, 2013

Dr. Brianne Donaldson appointed first Professor and Director for Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln university

May 27, 2013, Claremont, California. Claremont Lincoln University ( CLU) announced the appointment of Dr. Brianne Donaldson as  the first Professor and Director of the Center for Jain Studies at CLU. This is a very exciting news. Dr. Donaldson, scholar of the spiritual traditions of India, process philosopher, and activist, is joining the faculty at CLU. She is an alumnus of International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) and during the last 2 years she has been  the prime mover in establishing programs in Jain Studies at CLU. While applying for admission to ISSJS program  in 2010, Brianne , wrote in her application:

“I want to hear everyone talking about Jainism. I want religion and philosophy departments teaching it. I want ecologists and agricultural technicians exploring its sustainability models. I want animal ethicists investigating it. I want metaphysicians engaging its textual and cosmological claims. I want economics departments examining its charitable giving and solvency. I want diplomats, nonviolent practitioners and just war theorists scrutinizing it as a viable political way of life. In short, I want it on the lips of every discipline, colliding with existing wisdom, challenging epistemological strongholds, and generally throwing a wrench into any sentiment that would dismiss as impractical the possibilities of humans living in a fundamentally different manner in our current and future worlds”

In the appointment of Dr. Donaldson, we see  progress in the fulfillment of her vision and dreams. The Jain community is  very excited and conveys its  heartiest congratulation and wishes her  all the successes. 

For more details about this announcement and about Claremont Lincoln University, please visit  

Dr. Nitin Shah,                                   Dilip V. Shah,                                     Dr. Sulekh C. Jain.,                  
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