Year: 2019

Human Rights Activism and Scholarship

By Tim Longman, Director Human rights groups not only conduct advocacy but also extensive research and are major producers of information on issues such as political conditions, rule of law, and the impact of violence on civilians. Scholars rely heavily on reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, particularly in conflict settings and authoritarian […]

Conference at BU on Muslim Communities in Europe and North America

Presents: Muslim Communities in Europe and North America: Contemporary Developments and Challenges Friday, September 27, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cosponsored By: Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), Pardee School of Global Studies Boston University, Boston, MA Luncheon Keynote Address Boston University: Metcalf Trustee Center – Kenmore Room 9th Floor, One Silber Way, […]

Pizza and Politics next week!

Pizza & Politics Professor Adam Seligman Professor of Religion In this session Professor Seligman will talk about his work and experience as director of CEDAR – Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion ( which leads seminars every year on contested aspects of religion and the public square in different parts of the world. Pizza and Politics is […]

Finding Religion Workshop

This past Friday and Saturday CURA hosted a group of social science scholars from across the country for a two day workshop entitled Finding Religion: Reconsidering Concepts and Methods for Studying Religion. In this workshop, participants considered the best practices that social scientists are currently using to “find religion,” and the ways in which scholars are […]

BU Giving Day 2019

Challenges for Pardee School Affiliated Centers for BU Giving Day Help CURA to meet these challenges for the annual day of giving. 1. The Center that receives the most total donations will receive $2,500 2. The Center that receives the highest number of donations will receive $2,500