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News Archives - Religion & International Affairs | 2010

  • Center on Law and Security at NYU Holds Conference on "The Constitution and National Security"

    On Friday, November 5, the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law held a conference supported by the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs. The conference, titled “The Constitution and National Security: First Amendment Under Attack?”, featured scholars, journalists, policymakers, religious leaders and other experts; they explored issues such as “Free Speech and Incitement,” “The Humanitarian Law Project,” and “Islam in America.”


  • Berkley Center at Georgetown Releases Reports on Global Development and Faith-Inspired Organizations in Southeast Asia

    Two new publications have recently been released by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University , supported by the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs. “Global Development and Faith-Inspired Organizations in Southeast Asia” summarizes a conference that took place on December 14-15, 2009, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, while “Faith-Inspired Organizations and Global Development Policy” provides background information by “mapping” social and economic development work in the region. The initiative aims to explore the role of faith-based organizations in Southeast Asia, highlighting best practices and policy issues.


  • NYU Holds Public Conference on Religion and Politics in the Americas

    On November 4-5, 2010, New York University hosted "States of Devotion: Religion, Neoliberalism and the Politics of the Body in the Americas." The conference aimed to promote and strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue about the changing role and place of religious discourses and practices in the wake of the transformations wrought by neoliberal globalization upon communities, societies and polities across the Hemisphere. The event was part of a multi-year project on "Religion and Politics in the Americas" funded by the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.


  • American Abroad Media Holds Roundtable on "Africa's Holy Healers"

    On Friday, November 5, American Abroad Media held a roundtable discussion on Africa’s Holy Healers , its one-hour documentary on faith-based public health services and religious healers in sub-Saharan Africa. The event, held at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, was supported by the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.


  • New School's India China Institute Holds Workshop in Kathmandu

    From October 24 to 28, 2010, the New School's India China Institute (ICI) hosted the inaugural planning retreat of Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalayas, a project supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The workshop took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. The project is a three-year initiative that seeks to foster interdisciplinary inquiry on the interrelationship of religion, environment, and international development in the Himalayas.


  • "Faith and Public Health in Africa" Featured on American Abroad Media Website

    American Abroad Media's website currently features an interview with Dr. Anne Peterson on “Faith and Public Health in Africa” on its AAM Insight exclusive web interview series. AAM's Faith and Public Health program was funded by the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.




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    Religion & International Affairs News Archives
    2010