Fellowships for Europe and North American scholars, 2014-2015, Religion and the Liberal Order, USA

Call for Proposals
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2014-June 2015 to examine the research theme, Religion and the Liberal Order. A joint project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Transatlantic Academy is located at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC. Each year, the Academy brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. The Academy is an interdisciplinary institution which is open to all social science disciplines, the humanities and the natural sciences. Please see the website for more details on this call.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in September 2013 with offers made no later than October 2013.

Research Themes
Among the topics of interest are the following:
• The role of religion in politics and the implications for liberal values
• The role of religion in foreign policy:
• Migration and religion in the West
• Religion and the media:
• Differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,  Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and others as they relate to foreign and domestic policy?
• The status of women and minorities (believers in other religions, as well as ethnic and sexual minorities) in world religions.
• Can religions achieve “an overlapping consensus” in the phrase of John Rawls, on certain
areas such as war and peace, human rights and international trade?

A minimum of four senior and two postdoctoral scholars, three from Europe and three from North America, will work in a collaborative environment from September 15, 2014-June 12, 2015.
For more information and an application please visit the call website or contact Jessica Hirsch, Program Assistant, jhirschATtransatlanticacademy.org or 202-683-2644

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