Religion's Impact On International Affairs

Religion’s Impact on International Affairs organized by Ramon Grosfoguel (Ethnic Studies), Hatem Bazian (Near Eastern Studies), and Ron Hassner (Political Science).  In the last decade religion has increasingly been recognized as central in a range of political movements, struggles, and conflicts around the globe. Yet political and other social scientists have had difficulty accounting for religion’s force and impact.  An inter-disciplinary approach to the study of religion and politics is critical in overcoming the institutional divides that have hindered the understanding of religion and its role in politics and governance.