Conference

Authority, Community, Identity I

The goal of the first consultation on Authority, Community, and Identity was to explore themes, methods, and possible participants for a working group that will spend three years examining the ways that modern Catholic, Muslim and secular actors understand and navigate interactions among these three defining elements of associational life and public presence. In keeping with Contending Modernities’ constructive agenda, the meeting aimed to provide guidance for the potential working group as it attempted to identify creative responses to the challenges facing communities.

Science and the Human Person: Engaging Tradition and Informing Public Discourse

Rapid advances in science and technology are raising fundamental questions about human life, flourishing, suffering, and death. When does human life begin and deserve protection? How is deeper knowledge of genetics reshaping our conceptions of the human person? What does it mean to live and die with dignity amid 21st century medical technologies? These and other ethical questions at the intersection of science and the human person have a global character, encompassing all of humanity, cutting across national, cultural, and religious boundaries. The Science and the Human Person working group will advance a global, interreligious and intercultural conversation about science, …

Finalists’ Symposium

On March 30 and 31, 2012, a symposium was held in New York City for the finalists in the New Directions in the Study of Prayer Research Initiative. Each finalist project was presented by its respective principal investigator. The symposium provided participants with a unique opportunity to gather feedback on their projects from their peers and fellow finalists, as well as from the advisory committee. This feedback will be instrumental as finalists move forward with their projects and submit full proposals later this year.

Emerging Powers and the UN (New York)

Two meetings on China’s growing participation in multilateral peace operations, and the evolving debate within China on global norms such as the Responsibility to Protect.

Emerging Powers and the UN (New York)

  Two meetings on China’s growing participation in multilateral peace operations, and the evolving debate within China on global norms such as the Responsibility to Protect.  

“Doing transnational migration research” seminar

The Cuba Program sponsored a seminar titled “Doing Transnational Migration Research—Epistemological and Methodological Issues” in Havana, Cuba. Luis Guarnizo of the University of California, Davis and Jose Itzigsohn of Brown University led the seminar.

“Doing transnational migration research” seminar

The Cuba Program sponsored a seminar titled “Doing Transnational Migration Research—Epistemological and Methodological Issues” in Havana, Cuba. Luis Guarnizo of the University of California, Davis and Jose Itzigsohn of Brown University led the seminar.

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