RPP Voices

Faculty and other experts speak on the urgent need for dialogue and collaboration on religions and the practice of peace in academia.

Jocelyne Cesari

Religious Scholarship and Peace

Visiting Professor of Religion and Politics, Harvard Divinity School and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program; Director, Islam in the West Program, Harvard University; Professor of Religion and Politics, University of Birmingham, England; Deputy Director for Internationalisation and Collaboration, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion; Senior Research Fellow, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center on Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

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Ann D. Braude

Religion, Gender, and Peace

Senior Lecturer on American Religious History and Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School.

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"Religions & Peace: Do Universities Have a Role?"

In a panel convened by Dean David N. Hempton on December 2, 2013, experts explored the ways that people of different religions can work together to end violence—and what universities can do to facilitate this process. This panel marked an important point in the evolution of the RPP Initiative, as faculty and experts resoundingly endorsed the necessity and urgency of establishing cross-disciplinary programming on religions and the practice of peace at universities worldwide and the unique potential of such a program at Harvard.