Inter-departmental Seminar: Politics and Religion

Date: December 3, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

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Program Schedule





Srinivas Aravamudan, Professor of English, Romance Studies, and the Literature Program, Duke University


Debates in the Wild Sphere: Between Universities and Communities in the Study of Religions
Laurie Patton, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Respondent: Omid Safi, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University


Apocalyptic Politics: On the Permanence and Transformations of a Symbolic Complex
Matthias Riedl, Associate Professor of History & Chair of Comparative Religious Studies, Central European University
Respondent: Michael Gillespie, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Duke University



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Religion and Politics: New Directions for Research and Collaboration
R. Marie Griffith, John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies & Director, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis
Respondent: Jason Bivins, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University


Higher Education in a Global, Democratic Age
Joshua Mitchell, Professor of Political Theory, Department of Government, Georgetown University
Respondent: Thomas Spragens, Professor of Political Science, Duke University


Reception to Follow