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Lecture: "Coming to Terms with 'Engaged Buddhism' in Asia"

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Location: Zoom webinar

Engaged Buddhism describes a global form of socially and politically active Buddhism that emerged in the 1960s, and has transformed both the Buddhist religion and the world ever since. The Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh coined the...

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Virtual Lecture: "Social Media, Democracy, and Dangerous Speech"

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Social media offers new ways for citizens to discuss and debate politics and engage in the democratic process. These online platforms can host rich policy relevant debate or provide space for disinformation and hate speech. In this talk, Best will...

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Lecture: "Understanding and Engaging Movements for Justice"

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Location: Virtual

The events of 2020 are laying bare inequalities that have long plagued the United States and the global community. The intersections of the pandemic, ongoing racialized violence, and hate-filled political rhetoric, combined with the volatility of the upcoming U.S. presidential...

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Panel Discussion: "Beyond Good Manners: Promoting Civil Discussions on Issues that Divide Us"

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Location: Virtual

This first event in the series, Bridging the Divide, will set the stage by emphasizing the need for fact-based ethical arguments on important political issues. Panelists will share their observations and insights on current challenges in political discourse and potential ways to...

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2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference (VIRTUAL)

(part of a series)

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame will hold the 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution for all who would...

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Academic Conference: “Art, Desire, and God: Phenomenological Perspectives”

(part of a series)

Location: virtual

"Art, Desire, and God: Phenomenological Perspectives" will gather theologians, philosophers, artists and others to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary reflection using phenomenology’s method of examining human experience to explore the role of the desire of and for God in art...

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2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference (VIRTUAL)

(part of a series)

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame will hold the 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution for all who would...

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Reading as part of the Symposium and Lecture Series: "Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance"

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Location: Virtual Webinar

Featuring Ibtisam Azem, Palestinian Short Story Writer, Novelist, and Journalist. Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that...

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Art Desire And God

Academic Conference: “Art, Desire, and God: Phenomenological Perspectives”

(part of a series)

Location: virtual

"Art, Desire, and God: Phenomenological Perspectives" will gather theologians, philosophers, artists and others to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary reflection using phenomenology’s method of examining human experience to explore the role of the desire of and for God in art...

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Virtual Lecture: "Psychiatric Encounters in the Colonial Matrix of Power: Persistent Colonialism in a Mexican Psychiatric Institution"

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In Mexico, contemporary psychiatric encounters reflect the myriad ways in which colonial relationships persist in contemporary times. This talk is a close examination of medical encounters in Las Lomas, a state psychiatric hospital in Yucatan, Mexico. Using a framework inspired...

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Lecture: "Political Polarization in America"

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Location: Virtual

This session will explore key milestones and influences that have led to the current polarization of American politics, the ways in which political debates have influenced the political process, and the role of the news media and social media. Bridging...

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Lecture: "Understanding and Engaging Movements for Justice"

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Location: Virtual

The events of 2020 are laying bare inequalities that have long plagued the United States and the global community. The intersections of the pandemic, ongoing racialized violence, and hate-filled political rhetoric, combined with the volatility of the upcoming U.S. presidential...

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The 22nd Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion, and Peace

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Location: Virtual Event

Azza Karam is an experienced scholar and practitioner of peacebuilding, religion, and international politics. As Secretary General of Religions for Peace, she helps lead the largest multi-religious leadership platform with 90 national and six regional Interreligious Councils. She has published...

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Work-in-Progress Seminar: "The Unraveling of Venezuela’s Populist Experiment: 2013-2020"

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Between 2013 and 2020, Venezuela suffered the worst economic contraction in recorded Latin American history. We explore the role that poor policies, political conflict, and external pressure had on the country’s economic implosion. We contend that poor policy choices, while...

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Virtual Lecture: "The Christ of Empires: German Veneration of Austria-Hungary in the First World War"

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Location: Online

How Germans understood Austria-Hungary reveals much about their own imperial ambitions during the First World War. Historians tend to imagine that Germans perceived their ally in much the same way as many casual observers still do today: as sclerotic, anachronistic,...

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