Thursday, April 17, 2014

FRONTLINE WITH FACULTY SERIESReligion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions

BRYAN HEHIR | Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School
Thursday, April 17
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Belfer, Weil Town Hall, Lobby Level
Harvard Kennedy School

The seminar will examine the absence of religion from standard conceptions of international relations theory and policy, it's recent "Return" in both areas and the issues which illustrate religion and world politics in connection and collision today.

J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: "The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy;" and "Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition."

The Frontline with Faculty Seriesis a venue for Harvard faculty affiliated with the Hauser Institute to share their work and research with faculty colleagues, as well as students in an informal setting that will allow for spirited discussion, debate and exchange. The seminars link faculty experts from Harvard Schools and beyond to the Harvard community on a wide range of topics