Our Contributors

Peter A. Huff holds the T. L. James Chair in Religious Studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. He was recently the visiting Besl Family Professor of Ethics, Religion and Society at Xavier University. His books include Allen Tate and the Catholic Revival, What Are They Saying About Fundamentalisms?, Vatican II: Its Impact on You, and The Voice of Vatican II. He is currently working on studies of C. S. Lewis, Simone Weil, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis).

Barry A. Kosmin is Research Professor in Public Policy & Law and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC) at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Kosmin has been a principal investigator of the American Religious Identification Survey series since its inception in 1990. He is editor of the new on-line international journal Secularism & Nonreligion and of the ISSSC’s series of collected volumes on aspects of secularism: Secularism and Secularity: Comparative International Perspective, 2007; Secularism & Science in the 21st Century, 2008 Secularism, Women & the State: The Mediterranean World in the 21st Century, 2009.


Phil Kelly, Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Emporia State University, maintains a research focus on classical geopolitical theory and its applications. His books include Shatterbelts and Checkerboards: Geopolitics of South America, Geopolitics of the Southern Cone and Antarctica (with Jack Child), and Assessing Democracy in Latin America. He currently is hoping for publication of his book manuscript, Constructing a Classical Geopolitical Model.


Ashok Kumar Malhotra is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Oneonta. He has published 16 books and more than 100 articles. His most recent three books are: Grandpa Chopra's Stories for Life's Nourishment, Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching with 81 paintings and The Science of Yoga. He is the founder of the Yoga Society of Oneonta and writes a monthly Yoga Life Column for the O'Town Scene. He also established the Ninash Foundation (www.ninash.org), a charity that builds schools for the underprivileged children of India.

John Koller is emeritus Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy at Rensselaer Polytechnic, is the author of more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. His books in print include: A Source Book in Asian Philosophy, Asian Philosophies, 5e, and The Indian Way: An Introduction to the Philosophies and Religions of India.


Debamitra Dey is Assistant Professor, Department of Sanskrit, A.B.N. Seal College. Coochbehar, West Bengal, India. Her area of specialization is Indian Philosophy. He also has a professional interest in ancient Indian culture and society, ancient laws of Hindus, gender studies, religion and theology of ancient India, and epistemological theory. She is the author of two books and almost twenty papers published in various national and international journals. She is a Life-time member of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.


Raghunath Ghosh, Professor of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, W.B. is specialized in Indian Philosophy (classical and modern). He has published sixteen books, two hundred papers in different professional journals and edited volumes. Ghosh has widely travelled and lectured in different Universities in the Netherlands, France, England, Japan, Germany, U.S.A., Poland, Finland, Singapore, China, Greece, Malaysia and Romania apart from Bangladesh and researched with Professor Kuno Lorenz, University of Saarland, Germany under the auspices of DAAD. He was a recipient of Best Book Award and National Visiting Professorship by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. He had assumed the office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Law, Director, Centre for Management Studies, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Centre for Ambedkar Studies, Centre for Women’s Studies and Academic Staff College (UGC).