Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Religious Actors as Epistemic Communities in Conflict Transformation

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Kim Koo Library

The second meeting of the Religion and Internationalism Faculty Colloquium sponsored by the Watson Institute’s Religion and Internationalism Project and the Religious Studies Department. 

The meeting will focus on Religious Actors as Epistemic Communities in Conflict Transformation, a research project conducted by the Watson Institute Visiting Fellow Nukhet A. Sandal. Can religious interpretation, as it is carried out by the clergy, be seen as a form of knowledge production? What kind of policy impact can such knowledge have? Do religious actors qualify as epistemic communities? The discussion will cover these questions.

Please contact Nukhet_Sandal@brown.edu for copies of two articles for background reading.

If you are interested in participating in this particular event and/or being part of the Religion and Internationalism Faculty Colloquium, or if you know another Brown scholar who might be interested in this meeting and/or the series, please let us know. We hope to generate stimulating interdisciplinary discussions and projects around religion and the public sphere and we look forward to your insights and feedback. RSVP to Nukhet Sandal (nukhet_sandal@brown.edu), Nathaniel Berman (nathaniel_berman@brown.edu) and Thomas A. Lewis (thomas_lewis@brown.edu).