December 3, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST RSVP Required
18:30 – 19:45 Rome Time
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Reset Dialogues on Civilizations.
Scott Appleby is the Marilyn Keough Dean of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. He is a notable scholar of global religion whose research examines the various ways in which religious movements and organizations shape—and are shaped by—national, regional, and global dynamics of governance, deadly conflict, international relations, and economic development. From 1988 to 1993 Appleby was co-director of the Fundamentalism Project, an international public policy study conducted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Appleby now co-directs Contending Modernities, a major multi-year project to examine the interaction among Catholic, Muslim, and secular forces in the modern world.
Appleby will join Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova in this eighth conversation in the Global Religious and Secular Dynamics Discussion Series to discuss the Fundamentalism Project, its strengths and weakness, and the continuing validity of the category of fundamentalism or “strong” religion, as well as Contending Modernities, its originating assumption, and the project’s most important outcomes to date. They will also examine the ambivalence of the sacred and its power to both sacralize and desacralize violence, as well as religious contributions—particularly Catholic ones—to peacemaking. Appleby will bring his perspective as the former director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and as an active leader and participant in Catholic peace networks. Appleby and Casanova will frame their discussions within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on global affairs, and most particularly on the university as an academic institution.
The Zoom Webinar link and instructions will be sent out on the morning of the event to anyone who has filled out the RSVP form. This event will be recorded and a captioned video will be posted to this page after the event date. Please RSVP to receive an email notification once it is posted.