Virtual 2021 Student Poster Session on Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs

April 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Meeting

The Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs (REWA) program offers a minor for Georgetown Main Campus undergraduate students administered through the Berkley Center. The REWA minor gives students an opportunity to explore the role of faith and values across topic areas including international relations, comparative politics, and history and cultures. In our interreligious and intercultural world, developing a nuanced understanding of these topics is of critical importance and value in the academy and across professions.

Our Virtual Spring 2021 REWA Student Symposium ran April 19-23. This virtual poster session featured the research of senior REWA students from their capstone seminar (GOVT 313) on diverse topics including the Catholic Church and the Rwandan genocide, Persian Jews in Iran, faith-based organizations working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and more. We invited Georgetown and the wider Berkley Center community to participate by commenting on student posters and attending this event.


Friday, April 23, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT | Roundtable 1

Lily McGrail, "The State of Persian Jews in Iran"

Brenda Coromina, "Our Lady of Charity: An Opportunity for Agency, Resistance, and the Construction of a Multicultural Cuban Identity"

Sari Cureton, "The Role of the Catholic Church in the Rwandan Genocide and Post-Genocide Reconciliation"

Caroline Moffatt, "Bodies and Churches and Political Tools"

Alejandra Rocha, "Theologizing Rape: The Islamic State’s Sexual Slavery of Yazidi Women"

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT | Roundtable 2

Hallie Bereday, "Climate Change, Resources, and Refugees: The Multifaceted Nature of Displaced People in a Modernized World and the Case of the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh"

Rayna Chandra, "The Decline of Democracy, Secularization, and Minority Rights in India"

Amerisa Kyriazis, "Should Faith-Based Organizations Be Involved In Relief Aid? A Look at FBO Relief Initiatives for Syrian Refugee Communities in Lebanon"

Kathryn Murphy, "The Role of Religion in the Rise and Decline of Authoritarian Governments in Eastern Europe: Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine"

Sam Shapiro, "The Scourge of Sectarianism in the Modern Middle East: A Path Forward Through Diplomacy"

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