Global Religious and Secular Dynamics Discussion Series
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit social interaction while simultaneously raising enormous societal and economic challenges, this discussion series will bring together prominent scholars online to facilitate ongoing intellectual conversation. José Casanova, one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of religion, will moderate these public conversations on our contemporary global condition. Taking a global historical perspective, the series will examine modern secularization and competing theories of global religious revival as interrelated dynamics. The speakers will discuss contemporary issues such as the resurgence of exclusionary populisms and self-enclosed nationalisms, transnational religion, migration, and increasing ethno-religious and cultural diversity. This series is co-sponsored by the Berkley Center and Reset Dialogues on Civilizations.