Upcoming Events

December 1, 2015

Religion and Conflict Mediation

Finland's Ambassador-at-Large for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue Processes, Pekka Metso, will speak on the topic of religion and Finnish foreign policy and will discuss the role of religious leaders or faith-oriented persons in conflict/peace mediation.
His intervention will draw from his practical experience as the Finnish ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

December 3, 2015

Film Screening: United Nations: Last Station Before Hell

In fall 2015, the United Nations celebrates its seventieth anniversary. The original mission of the United Nations was "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" by maintaining peace and security. Members of the UN devised the novel concept of "soldiers for peace," but can peace be enforced militarily? Furthermore, what does the UN do to keep the peace…

December 4, 2015

Leveraging Your Interfaith Leadership Skills to Get a Job

This lunch discussion will focus on how Georgetown students can leverage their interfaith leadership skills to get a job. Amber Hacker, vice president of communications and operations and former director of alumni relations for the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) will lead the discussion. IFYC is a groundbreaking organization that galvanizes and supports the interfaith youth movement on campuses across the…

December 4, 2015

Religion and Democracy in Tension?

It is a widespread view in Western societies that liberal democracy and religious belief are fundamentally incompatible. From this perspective the separation between religious identity in the private realm and shared civic identity in the public sphere is critical for democracy. An alternative view sees religion as an element of the public sphere in its own right, particularly in those societies

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