Programs

Knowledge, Dialogue, and Action for Better Understanding

Center programs build knowledge, promote dialogue, and support action in a critical area at the intersection of world affairs. Under the leadership of a Center faculty member, each sponsors a range of events, publications, and interactive, web-based knowledge resources. The Center's Undergraduate Initiatives engage students as producers, and not just consumers of knowledge.

American Pilgrimage Project

Drawing on the scholarly resources of Georgetown University and the documentary approach pioneered by StoryCorps, the American Pilgrimage Project will invite Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs play at crucial moments in their lives.

PROJECTS

American Pilgrimage Project Interviews

Faith and Culture Lecture Series

Doyle Engaging Difference Program

Engagement with cultural and religious differences is a centerpiece of the Georgetown educational experience. The Doyle Engaging Difference Program, a collaboration with the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), supports Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars program, the Junior Year Abroad Program (JYAN), and Doyle student fellows.

PROJECTS

Doyle Seminars

Education and Social Justice Project

Junior Year Abroad Network

Faith, Values, and Public Life

The last two decades have seen a surge of religious, ethical and cultural controversies around the world. Through research, teaching and outreach the Faith, Values, and Public Life program explores the intersection of globalization with contemporary issues including education, science and technology, and international relations.

PROJECTS

Faith and the Global Agenda

Georgetown-Campion Hall Partnership

Religion in China and the United States

The Building Bridges Seminar

Globalization, Religions, and the Secular

How does globalization intersect with the resurgence of public religion? To what extent do we live in a post-secular world? The Globalization, Religions, and the Secular program brings together leading scholars across disciplines to explore different dimensions of these questions across states, regions, and religious communities.

PROJECTS

Religious and Political Identities: The Mediterranean since 1492

The Jesuits and Globalization

Islam and World Politics

The Arab Spring has highlighted one of the most salient trends of the past two decades: the emergence of Islam as a political force around the world. The Islam and World Politics program addresses the intersection of Islam and politics in areas including democratization, immigration, and women's rights.

PROJECTS

Civil Liberties in Muslim Democracies: A Global Conversation

Law, Religion, and Values

The program in Law, Religion, and Values supports teaching, research, and scholarly conferences that explore how religion and values legitimate, shape, and conflict with global political, cultural, and legal systems in transnational and comparative perspective.

PROJECTS

Future of Political Theologies

Normative Orders Collaborative

Project Rebirth

What Do I Owe You: Mapping Global Responsibility

Religion and US Foreign Policy

Both the practice and analysis of US foreign policy has traditionally marginalized religious questions. With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkley Center explores the role of religion in US policy. This program gives special attention to issues of human rights and international religious freedom.

PROJECTS

Foreign Policy Practitioners Interview Series

Proselytism as a Policy Challenge

Religion, Democracy, and US Diplomacy

Religious Sources of Foreign Policy

The International Religious Freedom Act: Ten Years Later

Religious Freedom Project

The Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs is the nation's only university-based program devoted exclusively to the analysis of religious freedom. The RFP engages a team of international scholars to examine and debate the meaning and value of religious liberty and its impact on societal flourishing.

PROJECTS

Religious Liberty, Economic Freedom, and Development

Religious Liberty, Political Freedom, and Democracy

The Church and the World

The single largest religious community on the globe, the Catholic Church has developed teachings on justice and peace that are relevant to global challenges of economic and social development, democracy and human rights, conflict resolution, and interreligious dialogue. Under Pope Francis, the Church has increased its engagement in world affairs. The program on the Church and the World will address these issues through concerted research, teaching, and outreach activities.

PROJECTS

The Church and Nuclear Issues

The Church and the Ecumenical Future

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