Dan Philpott Speaks on Reconciliation and Justice

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February 6th, 2014

On January 30, Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at Notre Dame University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, spoke to a packed seminar audience on “Reconciliation in Politics: How Religion is Reshaping the Global Conversation about Justice. ”   The presentation was lively, touching on issues raised in Dan’s much-acclaimed 2012 book, Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation.  Both the book and Dan’s talk compare the relative merits of secular and religious discourses in promoting reconciliation and a sustainable “operating consensus” in the aftermath of civil war, genocide, and political authoritarianism.