The Religion and Politics Colloquium

2016-17 Academic Year

Mondays, 12:00-1:20pm •  Room 102, Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect Street

Spring 2017

February 14 • Rita Hermon-Belot  (L’ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales),French Laïcité and Religious Pluralism” 

February 20 • Seyed Hossein Mousavian (Princeton University), “Iran-US Relations during the Trump Era”

March 3 (Friday)  • Sharon Achinstein (Johns Hopkins University), ”Marriage, Divine Law, and the Law of Nations in the Thought of John Milton” 
Joint with CHESS

March 27 • Prasenjit Duara (Duke University), ”The Varieties of Secularism: China, Japan and India in the era of Abrahamic Hegemony”

April 10 • Todd Weir (University of Groningen), ”Hitler’s Worldview and the Interwar Kulturkampf

 April 14 (11:45am-1:20pm) • Ron Hassner (UC Berkeley), ”Critiques of Torture, Weak and Strong” 
Joint with the International Relations Workshop

Fall 2016

September 19 • Peter Mandaville (George Mason University; US Department of State, Office of Religion and Global Affairs), “Integrating Religious Engagement into Diplomacy: Challenges & Opportunities”

October 24 • Richard Amesbury (Universität Zürich, Ethik-Zentrum Institut für Sozialethik), “Secularity, Religion, and the Spatialization of Time”

November 14 • Julie Cooper (Tel Aviv University, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania)

December 12 • Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern University)

Generously sponsored by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund