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THE DOYLE PROGRAM

Doyle Seminars Doyle Seminars
The Doyle Seminars foster deepened student learning about diversity and difference through enhanced research opportunities, interaction with...


Undergraduate Learning and Interreligious Understanding Undergraduate Learning and Interreligious Understanding
The Berkley Center and Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) are analyzing the results of a five-year...


Junior Year Abroad Network Junior Year Abroad Network
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The Junior Year Abroad Network (JYAN) connects Georgetown students studying abroad in a variety of cultures. Students...



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Alexpommier
Can Uganda’s Hospitable Culture Save the People of South Sudan?
April 16, 2014
Since the beginning of April, I have been living in Adjumani, a district in northern Uganda bordering South Sudan. Adjumani is known for frequently welcoming displaced persons due to its...


Audreydenis
Let’s Talk About “Africa”
April 11, 2014
While I’ve been abroad in Morocco, my family and friends will occasionally send me articles about the country that I have called home for the past three months. Last week, my mother sent...


Davidwarren
Pondering Paradoxes in Rome
April 11, 2014
Recently, Georgetown students at the Villa Le Balze took a trip to Rome, but it was not our first encounter as a group with the city. Before our travels, we had watched a number films set...


RELATED RESOURCES: VALUES

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Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs Certificate

Since fall 2011, the School of Foreign Service has offered a Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs (REWA) certificate administered through the Berkley Center. The REWA certificate gives students an opportunity to explore the role of faith and values across topic areas including international relations, comparative politics, history and cultures.

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CERTIFICATE ELEMENTS

Area 1: Faith and Ethics in International Relations
Courses in this area will address the role of religion and/or ethics in interstate relations, including US foreign policy, regional conflicts, and human rights and religious freedom questions.

Area 2: Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective
Courses in this area will address the role of religion in politics in particular countries and regions, and encompass treatments of the role of particular religious traditions in society and politics.

Area 3: Religion in History and Culture
Courses in this area will explore the role of religion in national and regional histories and its contemporary expressions in culture and society.

Capstone Seminar
The capstone seminar gives students an opportunity to conduct original research on a topic related to religion, ethics, and world affairs. Priority is given to seniors and juniors enrolled in the certificate.

Other Certificate Activities
In order to build intellectual community and foster fellowship, the certificate program sponsors an annual spring colloquium, where students participate as presenters and discussants, and an informal lunch seminar or study break each semester.

REWA Graduates
The REWA certificate program began in Fall 2011 and the first students graduated with the certificate in Spring 2012.

Staff Contact and Faculty Advisors
Thomas Banchoff, Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and Vice President for Global Engagement, Georgetown University
Email Address: banchoff@georgetown.edu

Michael Kessler, Associate Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
E-mail Address: mjk62@georgetown.edu

Melody Fox Ahmed, Assistant Director for Programs, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
E-mail Address: mlf43@georgetown.edu