The Donahue Interview: Robert Thurman

The Donahue Interview: Robert Thurman

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
34 Tinker St
Woodstock, NY 12498

Each year, the Woodstock Bookfest is honored to have WAMC’s Joe Donahue host one of our most popular events, The Donahue Interview.


Joe’s guest this year is Robert Thurman, the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies.


A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives.


In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.


Radio talk show host and interviewer Joe Donahue is the Vice President of News and Programming for WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in New York. His show, the Roundtable, combines compelling guests with his intelligent questions, resulting in the kind of interviews Metroland describes as “distinguished by a blend of warmth and empathy, genuine curiosity, and sharp intelligence.”