• 1.Religion and the United Nations: Religion, Development, and World Affairs

    This workshop brought together policy advisors from the United Nations, scholars from academic institutions, and representatives of faith-based organizations (FBOs) from a variety of religious traditions. The first session featured authors Michael Barnett and Janice Stein, as well as respondent Robert Keohane, who reflected on the recently published edited volume, Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism (Oxford University Press, 2012). A second panel featured five representatives of UN agencies discussing various points of shared interest, such as faith-inspired humanitarian assistance; the implications of partnerships with FBOs for UN agencies working in conflict and humanitarian relief and development; and specific roles of religious actors in multi-track diplomacy and peacebuilding. Co-sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY), and Princeton University's Office of Religious Life (ORL), this is the fourth in a series of dialogues and consultations on religion and the United Nations.

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    , 11:00am –
    Location
    Princeton University
    Program
    Religion and the United Nations
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Religion and the United Nations: Dynamics of Gender and Peacebuilding

    A roundtable discussion including a small group of scholars alongside members of the religious NGO community and UN staff from key agencies engaged in their operations with issues of gender, conflict, and peacebuilding. Co-sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY), this is the second in a series of dialogues and consultations on religion and the UN.

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    , 11:00am –
    Location
    United Nations Population Fund
    Program
    Religion and the United Nations
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Religion and the United Nations: Dynamics of Development and Peacebuilding

    Convened in conjunction with the SSRC's work on religion and international affairs and in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund and The Interfaith Center of New York, over thirty guests attended this panel session, including leading scholars and representatives of multiple UN agencies and various faith-based NGOs, including the Interfaith Center of New York, Religions for Peace International, Women in Islam, Inc., and World Vision International. Moderated by Azza Karam, a senior advisor to the United Nations Population Fund, the panel featured discussants Mark Scheuer (Director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations), Jean Duff (Senior Advisor for Strategy and Resources at the Center for Interfaith Action), and Leslie Vinjamuri (Co-Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice). The panel took as its point of departure a recent issue of the journal CrossCurrents, which was dedicated to the exploration of how religion intersects with and impacts the activities of the UN.

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    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Religion and the United Nations
    Meetings & Events