Saturday, October 28 | 3 - 4 PM
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In recent years, policymakers in Europe and North America have rallied around the notion that religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance, and protections for religious minorities are the keys to combating persecution and discrimination. Northwestern University's Elizabeth Shakman Hurd doesn’t think so. A recipient of a Buffett “Big Ideas” grant, Hurd argues in Beyond Religious Freedom that the powerful global networks that seek to regulate and moderate religion create the very social tensions and divisions they mean to overcome.
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A book signing will follow this program.
This program is presented in partnership with the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is Professor of Politics and Religion at Northwestern. She is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International Relations, Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion, and co-editor of Politics of Religious Freedom and Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age. She co-directs the “Politics of Religion at Home and Abroad” and “Talking Religion: Publics, Politics, and the Media” research projects, and directs the Buffett Research Group on Global Politics & Religion. Hurd is a regular contributor to public debates on US foreign policy and the politics of religion, appearing in Boston Review, Public Culture, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Post.