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


RECENT JYAN LETTERS

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National Unity and World Cup Fervor
July 8, 2014
Over the past few months, it has been impossible not to get swept up in the World Cup along with the rest of the world. Here in Belgium, however, I think the FIFA spirit was even stronger...


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A Land of Many Faces
July 2, 2014
Among all of the things that have shocked and amazed me about this country, the sheer diversity of peoples, their histories, and their sociocultural richness region-to-region have...


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Secularism in a Jewish State
June 23, 2014
In Tel Aviv, a city which prides itself on its secularism, it is shockingly simple to find traces of orthodoxy. Because of this, there exists tension to some degree between secular and...


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, managing 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