IIS Co-Director Daniel Sargent to Speak on Religious Nationalism in International Affairs
Yael Tamir (President, Beit-Berl College, adjunct professor, Blavatnik School of Government Oxford) and Daniel Sargent (UC Berkeley, History)
Nationalism has returned to the world stage in its most dangerous and disruptive manner. Its effects have divided nations into us versus them and it has reared its ugly head in especially the form of religious nationalism that can appeal to more emotive and destructive actions. In this discussion we would like to bring forth the more enlightened and cohesive understandings of nationalism to imagine a different future for those countries beleaguered by nefarious movements of exclusion.
This fall, a conversation between Yael Tamir and Daniel Sargent (UC Berkeley, History) will address the following questions: Can Nationalism be reimagined in a way that promotes social solidarity and a peaceful, cross-class society that acts for the greater good? Is it possible to marry liberalism and nationalism to form a more constructive ideology operating in a global setting? Daniel Sargent will serve as the interlocutor offering a unique historical perspective to the conversation.
Presented by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR), and the Social Science Matrix. Technical support and presentation offered by UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science, Division of Arts & Humanities.
For more information about this event, as well as speaker biographies and registrations details, please visit the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion.