International

Salvador Pena

'My Need to Serve'

May 21, 2020
Graduating student Salvador Peña has spent the past three years at HDS earning his master of divinity degree and seeking out new ways to help others.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari

Religion and Nationalism in Russia

April 24, 2020
Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, discusses the role of Orthodoxy in Russia's nation-building, domestic politics, and international relations.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari

‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

February 11, 2020

On January 3, the United States launched a drone attack that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, whom United States officials said was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition soldiers. Soleimani’s killing prompted a retaliatory attack by Iran on an American base in Iraq, during which a Ukrainian passenger jet was mistakenly shot down, killing 176 people on board.... Read more about ‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., third from left, in Africa.

A First Visit to Africa

January 17, 2020
Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., reflects on his first trip to Africa, where he lectured on comparative theology and interreligious learning.
Florentine Codex

Video: Fall 2019 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture: Diana Magaloni

October 9, 2019
The fall 2019 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture was delivered by Diana Magaloni, deputy director, director of conservation, and program director and Dr. Virginia Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology on October 8.
Professor Frank Clooney

Around the World in 21 Days

August 9, 2019
Professor Francis Clooney just completed an around-the-world trip in three weeks. "In all these sites, my task—and the rationale for the whole trip—was interfaith learning. Specifically, I wished to highlight the need to deepen dialogue by sustained, reflective study," he writes.
Unexpected Convergences: Religious Nationalism in Israel and Turkey

Unexpected Convergences: Religious Nationalism in Israel and Turkey

October 30, 2018
This article by Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, compares Israel and Turkey to demonstrate how religious nationalism can be analyzed by a combination of historical institutionalism and conceptual history of religious ideas and doctrines.
Professor Giovanni Bazzana poses with students during a trip to Israel as part of his course "Historical Jesus." Photo contributed.

Where the Present is a Continuation of the Past

October 30, 2018

History books are filled with accounts of the past, shaped by the perspectives of those who wrote them. A reader’s imagination may conjure events across the miles and millennia based on those accounts, but at best their own life experiences and interests may influence their sense of history. A fuller picture is guided by scholars in classrooms where lessons are shaped by a lifetime devoted to the study. And few historical events are as widely studied—and discussed—as those found in the Bible.... Read more about Where the Present is a Continuation of the Past

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