Nathan Katz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Florida International University, has authored numerous books and scholarly articles about the Jews of India. Founding editor of the Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, he was selected as a delegate to the historic 1990 Tibetan-Jewish dialogue hosted by H. H. the Dalai Lama, and in turn hosted three visits by the Dalai Lama to Miami. Professor Katz has authored 15 books and over 100 academic articles. Among his numerous publications are a memoir, Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall; Who Are the Jews of India?  which was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award; The Last Jews of Cochin: Jewish Identity in Hindu India (with Ellen S. Goldberg); Ethnic Conflict in Buddhist Societies: Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma (with Ellen S. Goldberg); and Buddhist Images of Human Perfection. Professor Katz studied, taught, researched and lived in South Asia for more than eight years and, together with his wife leads study tours throughout India and Sri Lanka.