Berkley Center Annual Report 2016-2017

November 14, 2017

The 2016-2017 academic year saw far-reaching global shifts, including a critical U.S. presidential election, a populist wave in Europe, and regional conflicts that drove the number of refugees around the world to record levels. This report outlines how our research, teaching, and outreach at the center explore the religious dimension of these and other international developments.

Key highlights include:

  • A conference in Manila on the Catholic Church and globalization in Asia
  • The conclusion of a multiyear Luce Foundation grant surveying religion and development of Bangladesh, Kenya, Senegal, and Guatemala
  • A capstone Religious Freedom Project conference featuring Senator Ben Sasse
  • Cooperation with the Vatican on an international meeting on faith communities and global health 
  • An event with director Martin Scorsese on his film Silence
  • New Berkley Center leadership under the direction of Dr. Shaun Casey, who previously served as founding director of the Department of State‚Äôs Office of Religion and Global Affairs

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