RPP Colloquium Course

Dean's Cross-Disciplinary Interfaculty and Graduate Colloquium (HDS 2699A&B)

View the course listing: HDS 2699

Watch a video of Harvard students speaking on their experiences in the RPP Colloquium course and its impact on their growth as peace leaders!  

This dinner colloquium course taking place at Harvard Divinity School offers a unique opportunity for Harvard graduate students to join with diverse peers from across Harvard University and become contributing members of the RPP Working Group and monthly public RPP Colloquium series throughout the academic year.  As RPP Working Group members, students have special opportunities to interact with faculty, experts, leaders, scholars, practitioners, and religious peacebuilders from across Harvard University, the local area, and around the globe with a shared interest in religions and the practice of peace.

Students meet twice each month, once at the public RPP Colloquium session and once in a student discussion section. They delve into issues raised at the public RPP Colloquium sessions, study readings assigned by the guest speakers, and prepare as a team for the public sessions. They explore a topic of special interest through an individual project and generate ideas for the future of RPP at Harvard and beyond.

Students are invited to reflect throughout the course upon what they are learning in relation to their spiritual, ethical, intellectual, and vocational formation as leaders. All are welcome to share their unique perspectives and the wisdom for sustainable peace from their spiritual and cultural traditions and diverse life experiences and to explore them as resources for building sustainable peace.

The course is taught by Jeff Seul, JD, MTS ’97 HDS, LLM ’01 HLS, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace at Harvard Divinity School, cochair of the Peace Appeal Foundation, and a partner with the international law firm Holland & Knight.