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Religion and Humanitarianism in the New Age of Nationalism: A Conference and Discussion

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

Social Science Matrix, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Human Rights Program, Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Please register to join us for a two-day conference (Mar 16-17) focused on important questions, such as:

- What has been the role of religion—churches, institutions of civic society, intellectuals—in the creation and political successes of forms of exclusivist nationalist rejection of moral universalism?

- What is the relationship between established ecclesiastical authority and humanitarianism?

- What are the internal debates and fracture lines within particular religious communities and especially among the laity on issues like immigration and gender/sexual equality that figure so prominently in thinking about moral universalism?

- What roles can or should important non-religious actors like international business, NGOs, and states play in mitigating the anti-humanitarian impulses of the new religious nationalists and nationalisms?

- What roles can or should various religion-based institutions play in mitigating the anti-humanitarian impulses of the new religious nationalists and nationalisms?

This event is co-sponsored by Social Science Matrix; the Human Rights Program; Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion; Townsend Center for the Humanities; Institute for South Asia Studies; and Center for the Study of Religion.

The discussion will involve scholars, activists, and clergy from the United States and abroad, including:
- Keynote: John Shattuck, former Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights
- Adam Chmielewski, Institute of Philosophy, Wroclaw University
- Bennett Freeman, Former Deputy Asst. Secretary for Human Rights, Former Senior VP for Sustainability Research & Policy, Calvert Investments
- Samuel Moyn, Yale Law School
- Andras Lazlo Pap, Central European University
- George Rupp, Columbia University & Former President of the IRC
- Tehila Sasson, Emory University
- Rev. Prof. Jane Shaw, Dean of Religious Life, Stanford University
- Jodok Troy, Visiting Scholar at The Europe Center, Stanford University
- Olivia Wilkinson, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities
- Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina

Space is limited. Request to attend by March 9.

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