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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Deadline April 15th. Details here.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! We are proud to announce a new collection of working papers supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The papers are based on a conference that took place at CURA last semester, and focuses on Sex, Gender, and Contemporary Sexualities. Click here to read the papers. […]
Check out the Pardee School news item on Director Bob Hefner’s most recent trip to Indonesia. Hefner Speaks in Indonesia
Funded by a generous donation to CURA, Peter L. Berger will be speaking at Georgetown University next week, with response from David Brooks, NY Times columnist. For more information, here is the event page.
On April 21 and 22, Professor Bob Hefner hosted an International Research Conference at Georgetown University, entitled “Religious Change and Gender Relations in Southeast Asia: What the Policy Community Needs to Know.” Sponsored by the Luce Foundation and co-hosted by Katherine Marshall of the Berkeley Center at Georgetown, the conference was the second of three […]
Contrary to some media mis-impressions, Islamic education in most countries of the world is dynamic and forward-looking. On October 29-31, the Faculty of Tarbiya and Teacher Training at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia, hosted an international conference on innovation in Islamic […]
Information is now available for the Religion Fellows Program for Faculty who include religion in their academic research area. The seminar series is funded by stipend. Click here for information on the program.