If it takes “Ethos” to show the extent to which Turkey’s myriad social, cultural and religious fissures go right through the familial hearth, then so be it – writes Evan Pheiffer
Special Issue: Venice Seminars 2019: Sources of Democracy: Citizenship, Social Cohesion, and Ethical Values This volume gathers the articles presented at the Reset DOC Venice Seminars 2019, which took place at the Giorgio Cini Foundation from May 23 to May 25, 2019. The 2019 Venice Seminars addressed the topic of “Sources of Democracy: Citizenship, Social Cohesion and Ethical Values” Editors: Alessandro Ferrara, Volker Kaul and David Rasmussen
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The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations has launched the Reset Seminars of Pluralism, a yearly international program on cultural and religious pluralism and political liberties. The purpose is to promote a local intellectual response to the rise of rigorist strands of Islamic thought by training 40 emerging opinion-leaders on the relationship between religion, history and power and to contribute to the reawakening of pluralistic traditions in Muslim contexts.
The current political situation in Post-Soviet countries, primarily the Russian Federation, raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist political ideologies and behaviours. The international scientific community has to overcome the lack of knowledge about Russia’s Post-Soviet history, also in order to avoid the sheer repetition of old clichés – liberal -western opinions versus a despotic-eastern world
This video is a recording of the 4th panel of the conference “The Divided Society After November 3rd” held on the 23rd and 24th of November 2020 in collaboration with the Centro Studi Americani and the Italian Academy at Columbia University. In contemporary democracies, conflict over the correct policy responses to everything from the Covid-19 pandemic, economic inequality, and ethnic diversity continues unabated. In the United States in particular, this conflict has sown profound divisions between the actors of the staunch two-party system, which are not only political but have taken on a distinctly cultural hue. As the 2020 presidential election results and recent events have clearly illustrated, this divide is deeply entrenched in the political landscape and does not show signs of easing.
Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is proud to work with The Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion to host the conference “Toleration in Comparative Perspective: Concepts, Practices, Documents” from January 19-23, 2021, over Zoom. The conference 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. Each day will feature a thematic panel — on spaces, philosophy, law, political theory and textual interpretation — that brings together speakers from across fields and disciplines. The conference will begin with a keynote address by Professor Denis Lacorne, of Sciences Po.
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. The two scholars will also discuss the dynamics of contention and patterns of collaboration between public and Muslim education in Indonesia and the broader Muslim world, as well as between public and religious education globally.
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.