Hosted by Dean David N. Hempton of HDS and Professor Diana L. Eck, founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard, at the Center for the Study of World Religions, this monthly series convened a cross-disciplinary RPP Working Group of faculty, experts, graduate students, and alumni from across Harvard’s Schools and the local area to explore topics and cases in religions and the practice of peace.
The session featured Darren Kew, Associate Professor and chair, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; executive director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, University of Massachusetts Boston.
The session featured Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University; Jeff Seul, JD, MTS ’97 HDS, LLM ’01 HLS, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace at HDS, cochair of the Peace Appeal Foundation, and partner at Holland & Knight; and Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS.
The session featured David N. Hempton, Dean, HDS; Margaret E. Smith, scholar-in-residence, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, School of International Service, American University; Hugh O’Doherty, Adjunct Lecturer, HKS and senior associate at Cambridge Leadership Associates; Trelawney Grenfell-Muir, Adjunct Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Fr. Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, Instructor, Conflict Resolution, Department of Theology, Boston College.
The session featured Ann D. Braude, director, Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) and Senior Lecturer on American Religious History, HDS; Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies and Religion and Research Associate at WSRP, HDS, head of Department of Religious Studies, Adjunct in Anthropology, and Faculty Associate at Baker Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee; Anila Daulatzai, Visiting Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies and Research Associate at WSRP, HDS and socio-cultural anthropologist, Afghanistan and Pakistan; Trelawney Grenfell-Muir, Adjunct Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Melissa W. Bartholomew, MDiv candidate, HDS and co-founder, Women United for Peace through Prayer.
The session featured Donna Hicks, PhD, Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, chair, Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict, and author, Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict (2011); Yakir Englander, Visiting Lecturer in Women's Studies and Judaism and Research Associate, WSRP, HDS and vice president, Kids4Peace International, Israel, Palestine, and the US; Yousef Bashir, Palestinian from Gaza and master’s candidate, Program in Co-existence and Conflict, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.
The session featured Usra Ghazi, MTS candidate, HDS, speaking on “Interfaith Youth Core's theory of change on interfaith engagement, narrative as a tool for leadership development and community mobilization, and prospects for international interfaith research;” Benjamin Marcus, MTS candidate, HDS, on “Engaged religious literacy education through the lens of lived religion;” Elizabeth Breit, MDiv candidate, HDS, on “Mediation: facilitative listening through conflict, and the HLS Harvard Mediation Program;” Angie Thurston, MDiv candidate, HDS, on “Harvard-wide approaches to leadership education and making HDS a spiritual hub for the University;” Alia Braley, MDiv candidate, HDS, on “HDS field education in nonviolent strategy: CANVAS and the Albert Einstein Institute;” and Daniel L. Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Associate Professor of Psychology at HMS/McLean Hospital, and affiliate faculty in the Program on Negotiation at HLS, on “Transcending conflict: a practical approach to cosmic conflict.”
The session featured Charles Hallisey, Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, HDS and former president of the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies; Madhawa Palihapitiya, associate director, Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, University of Massachusetts Boston; Jeff Seul, JD, MTS ’97 HDS, LLM ’01 HLS, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace at HDS, cochair of the Peace Appeal Foundation, and partner at Holland & Knight; remarks by Tajay Bongsa, special student, HDS, Buddhist monk, and executive committee member, Global Unites; and discussant Daniel L. Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Associate Professor of Psychology at HMS/McLean Hospital, and affiliate faculty in the Program on Negotiation at HLS.