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“Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America.”
April 30, 20143:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lecture by Catherine A. Brekus, Professor of Religions in America and the History of Christianity, The University of Chicago  

Critical Theory in Critical Times, Critical Theory Conference, Professor Jurgen Habermas
May 2, 20144:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professor Jürgen Habermas, University of Frankfurt Keynote address: "The troubled future of democracy: In and Outside Europe" For more information, please visit: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/criticaltheory/CriticalTheoryConference.htm    

“Victor Turner, Anthropology, and Christianity”.
May 7, 20143:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lecture by Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and the author of The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith (Oxford University Press).

“Critical Caretaking: Reimagining Religion, Nationalism, and Justice from the Israeli Margins”
May 13, 201412:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Atalia Omer, Kroc Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame Atalia Omer is Assistant Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Ph.D. from the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. Her research interests include the theoretical study of the interrelation between religion and nationalism, religion and conflict analysis, and peacebuilding; the role of national / religious / ethnic diasporas in the dynamics of conflict transformation and peace; multiculturalism as a framework for conflict transformation and as a theory of justice; the role of subaltern narratives in reimagining questions of peace and justice; religion and solidarity activism in the diaspora; and the symbolic appropriation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in other zones of conflict. Her first book When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice (University of Chicago Press: 2013) examines the way the Israeli peace camp addresses interrelationships among religion, ethnicity, and nationality and how it interprets justice vis-a-vis the Palestinian conflict. Omer is also a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). This event is made possible through the generous support of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, the Buffett Center's Sams Family Middle East Studies Fund, The Graduate School Catalyst Grant, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Religious Studies. For more information about the event contact Mona Oraby at monaoraby2015@u.northwestern.edu.

Symposium on Religious Polemics in Colonial India
May 16, 20149:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event is sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS), Center for Historical Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Asian Studies, History, Religious Studies

Symposium on Religious Polemics in Colonial India
May 17, 20149:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event is sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities [http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/], Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS) [http://www.bcics.northwestern.edu/], Center for Historical Studies [http://www.historicalstudies.northwestern.edu], Asian Languages and Cultures [http://www.alc.northwestern.edu/], Asian Studies [http://www.asian-studies.northwestern.edu/], Critical Theory [http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/criticaltheory/], English [http://www.english.northwestern.edu/], History [http://www.history.northwestern.edu/], Philosophy [http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/], Religious Studies [http://www.religion.northwestern.edu/]

July 19, 2013