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RELATED RESOURCES: CONFLICT
Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University is an interdisciplinary research institute that engages policy makers, religious leaders, government officials, and politicians in order to better understand religious conflict and promote interreligious understanding and respect. It encourages student research through fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students; faculty can participate in semester-long seminars and research working groups on toleration, women and gender, and other topics. IRCPL also runs a Scholars in Residence program and Religion and Politics lecture series. Mark C. Taylor and Alfred Stepan are the Institute's co-directors, and the Institute often co-sponsors events with the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion.