ResetDOC in collaboration with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is organizing an online Summer School and Conference addressing issues concerning free speech and how its dominance in Western legal structures has shifted over time, including a comparative outlook on the question through the lens of varying cultural and religious perspectives from all over the globe.
- Round Table: Is there any reason to think that Trump’s defeat signalled the beginning of the end of populism, or do the underlying causes continue to linger? Democracies worldwide are exercising vigilance while seeking the best paths to restore dialogue among citizens and re-prioritize common sense and rationality at the heart of national politics.
- UC Berkeley’s Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion presents a lecture by Professor Michael Walzer. The lecture will revisit the old question about tolerating the intolerant. “We have to do that, but this isn’t a simple toleration; we have a right to ask for concessions from them–some minimal conformity, especially with regard to gender and equality.” Exactly what that means, and how it might be justified, will be the subject of his lecture.
- Reset DOC presents a round table to discuss the currently shifting paradigms in the Middle East and North Africa. From tremors within the Jordanian monarchy to Libya’s fragile peace, Lebanon’s absentee ruling class and Algeria’s struggle to move on from Bouteflika. What is at stake for the region after a decade of faltering change. Will the new geopolitical shifts allow for more breathing room for democracy to flourish or do we return to the status quo by another name?
- In this conversation with José Casanova, Fr. Halík will discuss his path to priesthood and his life’s work. This has included organizing a papal visit to the Czech Republic; interreligious dialogue work; a chaplaincy at Salvator Church, the historic Jesuit Church of the Clementinum; and pastorate of the intelligentsia, particularly of those who are on the margins and on the periphery of faith and of the Catholic Church.
- Join Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., the editor-in-chief of La Civiltà Cattolica who accompanied Pope Francis to Iraq, Riccardo Cristiano, Italian journalist and Vatican expert, and Shaun Casey, director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, for a conversation about the pope’s trip and its religious and political significance.
- In this tenth conversation in the Global Religious and Secular Dynamics Discussion Series, Adam Seligman will join Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova to discuss such themes as civil society, trust, authority, collective belonging and the challenges posed by individualism and modern human rights discourse to any shared idea of a substantive public good.
- This conference hosted by Reset DOC with The Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion gathers scholars to talk about the ways in which religious toleration has been articulated and practiced in places and periods outside of modern “Western” history.
- Robert W. Hefner will join Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova to discuss the background to and aftermath of his major work Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia (2000) and the promises and limitations for democratization in Muslim-majority countries two decades later.
- 10 years ago, an unprecedented season of uprisings and political and social changes – now referred to as the Arab Spring – swept North Africa and the Near East. Today, we are seeing transformations, considered unimaginable at the time, both internally and in the region’s balance of power. Reset DOC, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is organizing a two-day international conference that will look at what has been accomplished over these last ten years and how much road is left to go in rebuilding democracy in the region.