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Partnerships and Grants

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs seeks a more just and peaceful world by deepening knowledge and solving problems at the intersection of religion and global affairs through research, teaching, and engaging multiple publics. These partners and foundations, along with continued support from former Georgetown University board member William Berkley, help make our work possible.

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Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

For the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, the Berkley Center will serve as a member of the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium. As part of this arrangement, the two centers jointly sponsor one Georgetown student as a Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellow each summer and host four total events featuring Pulitzer Center journalists. The purpose of both the fellowship and the events is to bring to light systemic issues from around the world that are underreported.

Learn more about events and activities carried out through the partnership with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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World Economic Forum

In 2018, the Berkley Center began working with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to serve as the curator for the Role of Religion map for WEF's Transformation Maps project. The maps are designed as a dynamic system of contextual intelligence covering over 100 topics and are aimed at enabling more informed decision-making by leaders in government, business, civil society, academia, the arts, and media.

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World Faiths Development Dialogue

For over a decade, the Berkley Center has collaborated with the World Faiths Development Dialogue—a not-for-profit organization working at the intersection of religion and global development—on a number of research efforts including, most notably, the Religion and Development project. Initially this joint project focused on analyzing and documenting religious development engagement across global regions, and it has since focused in on several countries, including Bangladesh, Guatemala, Senegal, and Kenya. The effort involves original research in each country and is designed to answer three central questions: Taking any development issue, what does religion have to do with it? Why does religious engagement matter, and what can be learned from it? How does this translate into policy challenges and policy action?

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GHR Foundation

In December 2016, the GHR Foundation made possible the international gathering "Combating the Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Workshop to Strengthen Faith-Based Engagement." The workshop, which took place in Rome, initiated a call to action informed by faith-based organizations (FBOs) for strengthening capacity among FBOs to reduce the emergence and spread of drug-resistant disease and address the associated health, social, and development impacts of such illnesses. The GHR Foundation continues to support the center's and broader Georgetown efforts to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance through faith-based action.

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Henry Luce Foundation

With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkley Center will host events throughout 2017 and 2018 that highlight five key issues at the nexus of religion and global affairs. These events will be carried out with various Washington-based think tanks. In addition to public events, the center will issue a white paper on each of the five issues and will produce blog posts and multimedia outputs related to the topics.

Learn more about events and activities carried out through the partnership with Henry Luce Foundation