Here is more information on RPP's Colloquium Dinner Series, as well as a partial list of events at Harvard and beyond pertaining to religions and the practice of peace. To submit event information, please email Elizabeth Lee-Hood.

The Pastor and the Imam from Nigeria: Interfaith Strategy for Peacebuilding: Prospects and Challenges

Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pastor James Movel Wuye and Imam Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa, co-executive directors of the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria; former rival youth militia leaders turned interfaith peace leaders

Selected Past Events

Bridging the Religious Divide: Transforming Conflict When Emotions and Religion are at Play

Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dr. Daniel L. Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Rev. Septemmy E. Lakawa, ThD, Jakarta Theological Seminary in Indonesia and current research associate and visiting assistant professor of Women's Studies and Theology, Women’s Studies in Religion Program

His Highness the Aga Khan: "The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World"

Thursday, November 12, 4 pm, Memorial Church

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program warmly welcome you to the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan, on "Challenges to Pluralism and Cosmopolitanism Today."

Liberation through Compassion: The Practice of Tara, the Mother Liberator with Rod Owens

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rod Owens, MDiv candidate, is a student of Buddhist studies in which he focuses on the integration of Buddhism and anti-oppression work. He is also an authorized lama in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Practice of Dignity: What It Means Today

Saturday, October 24, 2015

12th Annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue

Reparations for Native American Languages? Churches, Governments, and Cultural Genocide

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dr. Richard Grounds, executive director of the Euchee/Yuchi Language Project, will deliver this year's Dana McLean Greeley Lecture for Peace and Social Justice.

Parliament of the World's Religions

Salt Lake City

Thursday, October 15–19, 2015

Video thumbnail for Nathan Funk's Colloquium talkMaking Peace with Islam: Islamic Approaches to Peacemaking

Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dr. Nathan C. Funk, associate professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; co-author of Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East and Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice

The Other as Your Brother: Inter-faith Understanding & the Path to Peacemaking in the Holy Land

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

MIT, Building W11-190 (Religious Activities Center, Main Dining Room), corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Amherst St. (near the chapel & student center), Cambridge

When Religion is a Force for Peace

Three events with representatives of the Abrahamic reunion from the Holy Land

Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • 11:15 am: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 701 Foundry Street, Easton, MA
  • 7:00 pm: Temple Kol Tikva, 9 Dunbar Street, Sharon, MA

Lunch with Bassem Tamimi and Marshall Ganz

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

12th Annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue

Building and Sustaining Nonviolent Communities: What is Our Future

Agape’s Annual St. Francis Day

Saturday, October 3, 2015

International Day of Non-Violence

United Nations

Saturday, October 2, 2015

Presentation of the KAICIID Dialogue Centre's Peace Mapping Programme

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Researchers from the KAICIID Dialogue Centre, based in Vienna, will discuss the first phase of their Peace Mapping Programme, an effort to map interreligious dialogue activities around the word and assess their collective impact on peacebuilding.

Video thumbnail of Susan Hayward's Colloquium talkWomen Religious Leaders in the Struggle for Peace

Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rev. Susan Hayward, MDiv '07, director, Religion and Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace; co-editor, Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen (USIP Press, 2015)

Global Unites Youth Peacebuilding Summit in Sri Lanka

Summit Dates: June 5–9, 2015

Global Unites will convene over 30 youth peacebuilders from 15 countries and Sri Lanka for an intensive five-day summit. The summit will be a "training-camp" for movement builders and include interactive workshops, activities, and keynote lectures. It will also serve as the formal launch of the Global Unites movement. The delegates will be inspired, connected, and equipped to be more effective in youth-led conflict transformation and to create national-level movements. Delegates selected for the summit will be fully funded. For more information, visit or email Tajay Bongsa (HDS student).

Interfaith Storytelling Series

The Problem with Prayer

Thursday, May 7, 2015

"This One Time..." a monthly Interfaith Storytelling series, invites you to listen, share, and dialogue about stories of interfaith encounter. For more info, contact Usra Ghazi at

Interfaith Storytelling Series

Stupid Cupid! Relationship Adventures in Love and Loss

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"This One Time..." a monthly Interfaith Storytelling series, invites you to listen, share, and dialogue about stories of interfaith encounter. For more info, contact Usra Ghazi at

Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Religion and Institutions of Civil Society in Conflict and Peacebuilding

April 22, 2015

  • Professor Charles Hallisey, senior lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School; former president of the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies
  • Madhawa Palihapitiya, associate director, Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Jeff Seul, chairman, Peace Appeal Foundation
  • Remarks by Tajay Bongsa, special student, Harvard Divinity School; Buddhist monk; executive committee member, Global Unites
  • Discussant: Daniel Shapiro, Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program; Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital; Affiliate faculty, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School

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Alwaleed Annual Conference

Intra-Muslim Relations: Contemporary Trends in Contexts

Saturday, April 11–Sunday, April 12, 2015

The conference will convene scholars, activists, religious leaders, artists, educators, and conflict-resolution experts who will offer their thoughts on and analyses of contemporary trends in intra-Muslim relations.

Two special events with Haji Syed Salman Chishty

Gaddi Nashin of the Ajmer Sharif Dargah in India and Director of the Chishty Foundation

"The Chishty Philosophy of Love: A Living Tradition of Spiritual Ethics in Service of Humanity"
A lecture and conversation with Haji Syed Salman Chishty
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Sulh e Kul: Peace to All with Love from Ajmer Sharif"
A film screening and conversation with Haji Syed Salman Chishty
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Chishty Sufi order has been sharing the message of "Love Toward All, Malice Toward None" in South Asia and around the globe through its legacy of service to the needy and promotion of tolerance and harmony since its establishment in India in the 12th century CE by Sufi saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty, popularly known as "Khawaja Gharib Nawaz" ("Patron of the Poor"). For over 800 years, his shrine in Ajmer, India, has been a place of pilgrimage for millions of people from all backgrounds.

The message of the Chishty order and its contributions to a culture of tolerance and unity in the region were honored in 2012 at the United Nations at a celebration and seminar on "Unlearning Intolerance" sponsored by India's Permanent Mission to the UN and UN Academic Impact.

Sponsored by the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Committee on the Study of Religion.

Stendahl Symposium: Conversations Across Religious Boundaries

Monday, April 6, 2015

The HDS Student Association officers invite all HDS students to consider revising and submitting a paper for presentation at the annual Stendahl Symposium: Conversations Across Religious Boundaries.

The Stendahl Symposium is an annual HDS tradition in memory of former professor Krister Stendahl, who tirelessly sought to repair fractions between Jews and Christians, supported the ordination of women, and pushed for the full inclusion and participation of women and minority voices in academia and interfaith work.

Usra GhaziPreparing Transformative Leaders for the Religions and the Practice of Peace Domain

Engaged Learning and Collaboration Across Harvard's Schools

April 01, 2015

  • Usra Ghazi, MTS candidate, presents: "Interfaith Youth Core's theory of change on interfaith engagement, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and narrative as a tool for leadership development and community mobilization, and prospects for international interfaith research"
  • Benjamin Marcus, MTS candidate, presents: "Engaged religious literacy education learning through the lens of lived religion"
  • Elizabeth Breit, MDiv candidate, presents: "Mediation: Facilitative listening through conflict, and the HLS Harvard Mediation Program"
  • Angela Thurston, MDiv candidate, presents: "Harvard-wide approaches to leadership education and making HDS a spiritual hub for the University"
  • Alia Braley, MDiv candidate, presents: "HDS Field Education in nonviolent strategy: CANVAS and the Albert Einstein Institute"
  • Daniel L. Shapiro, founder and director, Harvard International Negotiation Program; associate professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital; affiliate faculty, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School presents: "Transcending conflict: a practical approach to cosmic conflict"

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Second Annual Harvard Law School Interfaith Conference

Forgiveness and the Law

Friday, March 27, 2015

Panels include "Community Healing in Light of Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, and Elsewhere," "Restorative Justice and Alternative Punishment," and "Faith and Conscience in Legal Practice."

Organized by the Catholic Law Students Association, Christian Fellowship, Jewish Law Students Association, Latter-day Saints Student Association, and Muslim Law Students Association.

Interfaith Storytelling Series

On (Un)Common Ground: Agreeing to Disagree

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"This One Time..." a monthly Interfaith Storytelling series, invites you to listen, share, and dialogue about stories of interfaith encounter. For more info, contact Usra Ghazi at

Of Many Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 22, 2015

HDS professor and founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University Diana L. Eck will moderate the discussion.

Yakir EnglanderReligion and Approaches to Nonviolent Conflict Resolution in Israel and Palestine

February 25, 2015

  • Dr. Donna Hicks, associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; chair, Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict; author, Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict (2011)
  • Yakir Englander, visiting lecturer in Women's Studies and Judaism and research associate, Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School; vice president, Kids4Peace International
  • Yousef Bashir, Palestinian from Gaza; master’s candidate, Program in Co-existence and Conflict, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 1–7, 2015

Officially declared by the United Nations in 2010, World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrates the Two Commandments of "Love of God, and Love of the Neighbor," joining them with "Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbor" to include all people of goodwill. It offers an opportunity every year for interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill to share their activities for peace, tolerance, and mutual understanding with one another and with the world. It seeks to raise awareness of cooperative interfaith activities, to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in places of worship, and to promote dialogue, learning, engagement, and collaboration to advance cultures of peace around the globe.

Harvard Divinity School and Harvard University celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week from February 1–7, 2015 with events around campus aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding.

February 3: Promoting the Practice of Peace in the 21st Century: Mobilizing Our Resources as Global Citizens, Religious Communities, and Universities, Harvard Divinity School, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge

The event included remarks by Dean David N. Hempton and MDiv candidate Melissa Bartholomew, a film screening, and a dinner dialogue and discussion moderated by Melissa Bartholomew and Professor Diana L. Eck. RSVP for dinner required.

February 5: Jewish Perspectives on Living in a Multifaith World, Rabb Hall, Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn Street Cambridge

How does Judaism view religious practice and identity in a multicultural and multifaith world? Harvard Hillel’s own Rabbi Getzel Davis will be leading this session that is open to everyone—no prior knowledge of Judaism or Jewish texts will be needed.

Dignity: The Role it Plays in Our Lives and Relationships

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A public talk with Donna Hicks, PhD, Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University

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Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Trelawney Grenfell-Muir, Melissa W. Bartholomew, and Anila Daulatzai discuss the role of religious and spiritual resources in women's multifaceted contributions to sustainable peace and the challenges and promise of women's engagement. Opening remarks by Ann D. Braude and Q&A moderated by Dean David N. Hempton.

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Interfaith Storytelling Series

Home Sweet Home: Stories of Inherited and Adopted Family

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"This One Time..." a monthly Interfaith Storytelling series, invites you to listen, share, and dialogue about stories of interfaith encounter. For more info, contact Usra Ghazi at

Leslie Hubbard"Being Peace": Virtues, Inner Cultivation, and Positive Social Influence

Hindu and Buddhist Cases in Comparative Perspective and Implications for Peacebuilding

December 10, 2014

  • Anne Monius, professor of South Asian Religions, Harvard Divinity School
  • Leslie Hubbard, MDiv candidate, Harvard Divinity School; former Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
  • With remarks by: Janet Gyatso, Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean, HDS; Joseph Lumbard, assistant professor of classical Islam, Brandeis University; and Elizabeth Lee-Hood, doctoral candidate in the study of religion and Islam, Harvard University

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Religious Literacy in Dialogue at Harvard (student-led course)

Fall semester: September 9–December 2, 2014

This is a non credit-bearing, application only, semester-long undertaking meant to deepen participants’ understanding of what it means to be religiously literate. In the course, religious literacy refers to both an understanding of core concepts (including theology, doctrine, scriptural narrative, social values, religious community, and personal religious experience) as well as a facility with skills related to independent learning and analysis. The class will also explore the ways religion intersects with crosscutting themes related to the self and society.

Visit the Religious Literacy in Dialogue website or email Benjamin Marcus for more information.

President Jimmy Carter discusses abuse and violence toward women and girlsPresident Carter Book Tour

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

President Jimmy Carter will be coming to Harvard to discuss his latest book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

A Call to Action urges the end of discrimination and abuse against women, calling it the number one challenge in the world today. The book builds on the work of faith leaders and courageous human rights defenders who met in 2013 at The Carter Center to mobilize faith groups worldwide to commit to advancing women’s rights. Religion, they said, should be a force for equality and human dignity not oppression.

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Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In light of their experiences and research in Northern Ireland, Trelawney Grenfell-Muir, Fr. Raymond Helmick, HDS Dean David N. Hempton, Hugh O'Doherty, and Margaret Smith discuss the shift from violent conflict to peace agreement, the need for progress toward a more thoroughgoing and sustainable peace rooted in reconciliation, the positive contributions and potential of religious resources, and recommendations.

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Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change video thumbnailSpiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change

Friday, November 7, 2014

"Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change" is an interfaith conference focused on addressing the issues and challenges of maintaining a sustainable planet. Focusing on ways to engage, this conference will respond to the overlapping moral issues of climate change, sustainability, social justice, and mindfulness through the lenses of many of the world's religious traditions. Pre-registration is required.

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Sufism and Buddhism: The Ethics of Shared Values

Friday, November 7, 2014

Conversations with Pir Zia Inayat Khan and Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi at MIT.

Religion and International Diplomacy: New Directions in Conflict Stabilization

Friday, October 31, 2014

Jerry White, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Jerry White has over twenty-five years’ experience leading change-making campaigns to prevent mass destruction and increase civilian security worldwide. A social entrepreneur and senior Ashoka Fellow, White has helped train next-generation leadership in scores of countries to transform highly contentious issues into opportunities to unify communities, generate jobs and build stability and hope.

New York WSRP Luncheon with Lihi Ben Shitrit

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Based on 18 months of field work in Israel and the West Bank, Lihi Ben Shitrit provides an inside view of the surprising political activism of women from both Jewish and Muslim conservative religious groups. Lihi Ben Shitrit is Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. Her book Righteous Transgressions is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. Registration is required.

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Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Friday, October 29, 2014

Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard Divinity School, Jeff Seul, MTS '97, partner at Holland & Knight and chairman for Peace Appeal Foundation, and Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, discuss the field of religions and peacebuilding—its history, the need for its further development, and its importance in our contemporary world—and offer recommendations for future directions. Welcome and introductions by Dean David N. Hempton.

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Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience During Fatimid Muslim Rule

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This lecture will examine Fatimid Shia Ismaili Muslim governance and its impact on the medieval Mediterranean world of the 10th-11th centuries—a region inhabited by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and religious persuasions. During their two and a half century rule (909-1171 CE), the Fatimid rulers, known as Imam-caliphs, developed a model of governance recognised both in medieval and modern times for its inclusivity. Christians and Jews participated actively in imperial administration and non-Shia Muslims were not compelled to adopt a Shia Ismaili interpretation of Islam. The lecture will debate the extent to which Fatimid policy was the result of the interplay between doctrinal commitments and their lived experience, tempered by local conditions and communal dynamics. It will focus on how Fatimid governance was articulated and evolved over the course of the dynasty’s rule, and how salient Fatimid figures conceived the relationship between the ruler and subject. It will conclude with observations on whether the Fatimid model of governance led to a distinctive relationship between the Imam-caliphs and their non-Muslim constituencies.

Multireligious Encounter as a Spiritual Practice with Usra Ghazi

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This presentation is part of a series co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the HDS Student Association, Practicing Divinity: HDS Students Sharing Wisdom on Spiritual Practices, consisting of four, one-hour informal lunchtime presentations/workshops.

The series will feature HDS students sharing some of their expertise, research, and wisdom about a particular spiritual practice with other students, faculty, and staff, and each presentation will briefly highlight a different spiritual practice.

Preaching, Penance, and Peacemaking in Late Medieval Italy

Monday, October 20, 2014

Katherine Jansen, Catholic University of America, will discuss her most recent research Christianity in Medieval Rome.

This lecture, a piece of a larger book-length project entitled The Practice of Peace in Late Medieval Italy, places medieval dispute resolution practice in its religious context. Examining preachers, sermons, and the peace movements they inspired, the paper shows how the penitential culture of the later Middle Ages informed the theory and practice of dispute settlement in late medieval Italy. Through ritual analysis and visual evidence, the paper also builds a case for how peace-making was imagined and commemorated.

Constructing a Narrative of Reconciliation: A Personal Plea for Transformation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, October 9, 2014

With Herbert C. Kelman, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus and Co-Chair of the Middle East Seminar, Harvard University

CEDAR: Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University presents a lecture by Adam Seligman as part of their Interfaith Engagement Series.

This talk will provide an overview of CEDAR—Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion—and its 12 years of programming in different countries, and will present the pedagogy and philosophy behind the program. Emphasis will be placed on issues of communal boundaries, moral credit and the collective nature of knowledge. Dr. Seligman will help us understand just what engaging with difference may mean, as an alternative to the many efforts of "finding common ground" or a "shared humanity" that define so many intercommunal and interreligious initiatives. We will discuss the role of discomfort in learning and the importance of experience as opposed to book knowledge in the maturing of our moral consciousness.

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Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Darren Kew discusses the role of religion in the transformation of Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye from rival youth militant leaders to interfaith peacemakers and their subsequent conflict transformation and peacebuilding work in Nigeria and beyond. Welcome by Dean David N. Hempton and introduction by Diana L. Eck.

Darren Kew is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance and executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Atalia Omer lecture video thumbnailRefiguring American Jewish Identity through Solidarity with Palestinians: A Relational Approach to Religious Innovation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Based on in-depth interviews with Jewish Palestine solidarity activists and systematic study of Jewish solidarity movement social media, Atalia Omer demonstrates how refiguring alternative Jewish meanings of rituals, practices, and texts may emerge from contesting Jewish nationalism and Israeli occupation policies, through solidarity with Palestinians.
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Religion and the Promotion of Peace in the 21st Century

May 1, 2014

Dean David N. Hempton addressed the Harvard Alumni Association. His talk, attended by over 200 alumni leaders from across the University, focused on the ways that “religious resources—from members of religious communities to institutions and networks; and from theological and ethical ideas to spiritual practices—can play powerful roles in inspiring and sustaining efforts for peace."
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Bridging Global Religious Divides, UMass-Boston symposiumBridging Global Religious Divides

April 7–8, 2014

2014 Slomoff Symposium, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Zilka Spahić Šiljak, WSRP Research Associate 2012-13Shining Humanity: Life Stories of Women Peace-builders in Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 2, 2014

Zilka Spahic Siljak, WSRP Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer
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February 19, 2014

Part of CSWR junior fellow Usra Ghazi’s conversation series, "Interfaith as Antidote: Models of Faith-Based Civic Engagement"
Panelists: Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School and Graduate School of Education; Erica Rothschild, Boston’s Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action: and Yusufi Vali, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
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December 2, 2013

Hosted by Dean David N. Hempton and moderated by Diana L. Eck.
Panelists: Dean Martha Minow, Harvard Law School; Shaun Casey, U.S. Secretary of State’s special advisor for faith-based community initiatives; Matthew Hodes, director of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations; Jonathan Granoff, president of Global Security Institute and special representative of United Religions Initiative; and Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard research associate and lecturer on Islamic studies.
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"Unlearning Intolerance: Love Toward All, Malice Toward None" Seminar, United Nations

November 26, 2012

A celebration in honor of the message of twelfth-century Sufi Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty of Ajmer. Hosted by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN and UN Academic Impact. Several presentations include remarks by Syed Salman Chishty of Ajmer (32:15-53:30); Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India (1:50-13:20); and Jonathan Granoff of the Global Security Institute (151:30-2:08).

Dean David N. Hempton delivers the 2012 Convocation AddressThe Fog of Religious Conflict

August 30, 2012

HDS Convocation Address 2012
Dean David N. Hempton drew on the memory of violence he witnessed in Northern Ireland to offer hopeful visions for the future.
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