• Theology and Artificial Intelligence

    Theology and Artificial Intelligence

    Recent advances in artificial intelligence have raised a host of theological questions about what it means to be human. How does the ubiquity of computer technology challenge our understanding of the human person in relationship with others and with God? Cardinal Reinhard Marx led a seminar at the center to discuss this topic.

  • Announcing Casey as New Center Director

    Announcing Casey as New Center Director

    The Berkley Center and Georgetown University are happy to announce that Shaun Casey, former special representative for religion and global affairs and inaugural director of the Office of Religion and Global Affairs at the Department of State, will be taking over for Vice President of Global Engagement Tom Banchoff as director of the center.

  • Religious Freedom in France's Presidential Elections

    Religious Freedom in France's Presidential Elections

    In this series, Berkley Forum contributors discuss the French presidential election and its implications for religious freedom before and after the May 7 results.

  • Violence, Faith, and Policing in Baltimore

    Violence, Faith, and Policing in Baltimore

    On May 3, the Religious Freedom Research Project co-sponsored an event on how faith leaders are working with police to build trust with minority communities in areas with high racial tensions and crime.

  • Marshall Offers Policy Recommendations on Refugees, Famine to G20

    Marshall Offers Policy Recommendations on Refugees, Famine to G20

    Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall issued joint policy briefs on the roles of religious leaders in resettling refugees and combating famine for the G20.

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Upcoming Events

May 25, 2017

Early Modern Globalization Through a Jesuit Prism

In the early modern era, Jesuits functioned as pioneer globalizers, making substantial contributions to the growth of connectivity and global consciousness around the world. Looking at the Jesuits through the prism of globalization and at globalization through a Jesuit prism offers the opportunity to rethink some of the origins and characteristics of our contemporary global age.

June 2, 2017

The Cognition of Belief

Can the new science of mind and brain help overcome longstanding perceived divisions between believers of different faiths? Members of one faith may think of members of another faith as fundamentally different from themselves. Viewed through the lens of modern cognitive and brain science, however, the basic characteristics of a brain are the same no matter where it lives or in which…

June 6, 2017

Best Practices in International Religious Freedom Policy

Two former ambassadors charged with advancing international religious freedom, David Saperstein of the United States and Andrew Bennett of Canada, as well as a sitting Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, will discuss best practices in international religious freedom promotion. Key questions include: What can we learn from the efforts of the U.S…

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