Nathan Katz is a popular award-winning teacher, visionary educator, author and sought-after speaker. Covering a wide range of topics from contemporary global spirituality to the Dalai Lama’s “Jewish Secret,” Katz offers a variety of presentations that include dynamic keynotes, workshops, seminars and other appearances (including television). With a wealth of experience that takes him from large lecture halls to intimate classroom settings, Katz’s openness, passion, and engaging style are compelling and memorable.
Katz has spoken before a wide range of audiences. He has been a popular scholar-in-residence for synagogues, spiritual retreats, film festivals and aboard cruise ships; taught in adult education/lifelong learning programs; spoken before a public meeting on environmental ethics led by the Governor of Florida; introduced His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to packed arenas; and delivered commencement addresses at colleges and high schools.
A dedicated educator, Katz was named a “Master Teacher” by the Florida Humanities Council for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years, and his classroom excellence was recognized with a Florida State University System Teaching Incentive Program award. He has been a keynote speaker for academic and general gatherings, as well as conducting teacher training seminars on religious diversity for the Florida Humanities Council.
Katz has been awarded four Fulbright grants for research and teaching, and has lectured at major universities around the world, including Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Penn State, Oxford, Vienna, Salzburg, Hebrew University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Royal Nepal Academy, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Wonkwang University in Korea, SUNY Stony Brook, Saskatchewan, Trinity, Amherst, Pittsburgh, University of Kansas, Alabama, Yeshiva, The National Humanities Center in North Carolina, University of Florida, UC-Santa Barbara, Duke, Southern Methodist, Manhattan College, California State-Long Beach, UCLA, Wesleyan Universty, Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, William & Mary, Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, Devi Ahilya University in Indore, Jain Vishwa Bharati University in Rajasthan, Sivananda Ashram Yoga Resort Bahamas, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affaira, and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
Recent appearances include the following: