Theorizing Religion, Peacebuilding, and Development

In conjunction with the SSRC's ongoing work on religion and international affairs, this workshop convened a select group of interdisciplinary scholars for a two-day workshop. Aimed at establishing the theoretical links between religious beliefs, rites, and actors, and peacebuilding and development efforts abroad, the discussion also examined links and discrepancies between the distinct actors and ideologies, both secular and religious, dedicated to peacebuilding and development practices throughout the world.

Workshop Participants:

R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame

Michael Barnett, George Washington University

Robert W. Hefner, Boston University

Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University

Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame

Jack Snyder, Columbia University

Janice Stein, University of Toronto

Alfred Stepan, Columbia University

Leslie Vinjamuri, University of London

Social Science Research Council
Brooklyn, NY
February 11-12, 2011