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The seminar will examine the absence of religion from standard conceptions of international relations theory and policy and its recent “return” in both areas. The session will explore 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 Series is 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 on a wide range of topics.