Conference, June 22-24: “Religion and Politics in the Globalization Era,” Romania

An International Conference: “Religion and Politics in the Globalization Era,” will be held  June 22-24, 2012, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania.
Conference organizers are the Centre for Political Analysis and Institute for Global Studies of Babes-Bolyai University.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Grace Davie, Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter Prof. Dr. Bassam Tibi, Professor Emeritus for International Relations, University of Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Leonard Swidler, Professor of Catholic Thought & Interreligious Dialogue, Temple University

Topics: The event is aimed at fostering a forum for cross-national and cross-cultural debates on the key aspects that underlie and emerge from the interplay relating religion to various aspects of national and international politics. The list of specific topics as guidelines for papers and discussions include: Religion and democracy; Human rights and responsibilities in world religions; Religion as a source and supporter of global ethics; Religion: promoting violence or peace?; Religion’s role in the international system; Religion and ecology; The use of religious language for political purposes: religion and electoral campaigns; Religious beliefs and political parties and movements; Global poverty and religiously inspired terrorism; Public theologies and public policies.

Language: The working language of the conference is English.

For details, please see the conference website:
Fee: 80 Euro (PhD candidates) – 100 Euro (regular participants)


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