Category Archives: Religion and Globalization

ReligioWest Research Program

The ReligioWest research program, based at the European University Institute, pursues research on issues of religious pluralism, secularism, religion and the law, religion in the political sphere, and religious violence. The ReligioWest website indicates: “ReligioWest studies how different western states … Continue reading

Posted in Christian-Muslim Violence, Christianity and Religious Violence, Comparative Religious Studies, Graduate Studies of Religious Violence, Islam and Religious Violence, Law and Religious Intolerance, Religion and Globalization, Religion and International Relations, Religious Minorities, Religious Nationalism, Religious Politics, Religious Terrorism, Research Centers on Violence, Research on Religious Violence, Sectarian Violence, Secularism | 1 Comment

Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The lecture will be held on 5 February 2015 at the University of Chicago Center … Continue reading

Posted in Christian-Muslim Violence, Islam and Religious Violence, Law and Religious Intolerance, Lectures and Seminars, Religion and Globalization, Religious Intolerance, Religious Militants, Religious Nationalism, Religious Politics, Religious Terrorism | 1 Comment

A Crisis in Secular Studies?

Religion and religious violence are evoked almost daily by politicians and journalists, who often distinguish between ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ politics. Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown University, questions popular and academic usages of ‘secularism’, which often seem contradictory. Berlinerblau argues … Continue reading

Posted in Comparative Religious Studies, Concept of Religion, Historiography of Religious Violence, Human Rights and Religion, Religion and Globalization, Religion and International Relations, Religious Intolerance, Religious Minorities, Religious Politics, Religious Violence in the Media, Research on Religious Violence, Secularism | Leave a comment

Pre-doctoral Position in Policy Studies

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship Foreign Policy Program The Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution invites applications for the award of one or two full-time resident fellowships for policy-oriented doctoral research for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowships are designed for candidates … Continue reading

Posted in Graduate Studies of Religious Violence, Jobs and Positions, Religion and Globalization, Religious Nationalism, Religious Politics, Research Centers on Violence | 1 Comment

Editorial Positions at Foreign Affairs

  EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP Foreign Affairs is looking for an Academic Year Intern to join our editorial team. The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position in New York City offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The intern works as an … Continue reading

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Gender and Violence

A new issue of the Journal of International Affairs, entitled “The Gender Issue: Beyond Exclusion,” focuses on gender issues in global societies, including conflict zones. An article by Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor examines “Gender and the New Wars.”  Contributions … Continue reading

Posted in Gender and Religious Violence, Historiography of Religious Violence, Islam and Religious Violence, Religion and Globalization, Religious Nationalism, Religious Politics, Religious Terrorism, Research on Religious Violence | 1 Comment

Taliban Attack on Taverna Restaurant in Kabul

The Taliban launched a well-coordinated attack on the Taverna di Liban restaurant, which is located in one of the most secure neighborhoods in Kabul, Afghanistan. Foreign nationals and aid workers have reportedly been principal clients of the restaurant, which had … Continue reading

Posted in Atrocities, Civilians and Religious Violence, Islam and Religious Violence, Religion and Globalization, Religious Militants, Religious Terrorism | 1 Comment