Radicals, Religion, and Peace: Global Security in an Age of Terror

Religious-inspired violence and peacemaking are more robust today than ever. There has been a resurgence of religious claims and justifications in politics. At the same time we've seen the growth of faith-based humanitarian and peacemaking activities, from Pope Francis visiting Bethlehem and the Western Wall to the local church efforts to eradicate Ebola. What does this trend portend for the future and for governments, international organizations such as the United Nations, and religious institutions? Experts discussed international security, religiously inspired violence, and global governance as they explored how best to counter threats to world peace.

12:15 p.m. | Security, Religion, and Global Governance
Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University
Patrick Jackson, American University
Christopher Madison Swift, Georgetown University
Mark Vlasic, Georgetown University Law Center

2:00 p.m. | How to Counter Global Religious Violence
Eric Patterson, Regent University
Hassan Abbas, National Defense University
John P. Gallagher, Institute for Global Engagement
Mary Habeck, American Enterprise Institute
Peter Mandaville, US Department of State

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Global Futures Initiative

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