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The Institute for the Liberal Arts

Faith Communities and Civil Society During and After Conflict

This three-part series hosts scholars representing Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities. These speakers have worked within and for their communities to foster the growth of a vibrant civil society, with the hope of inspiring peace, justice, reconciliation, and democratization.

These events are free and open to the public. Please join us.

Marc Gopin

Thursday, September 22

Personal and Communal Steps of Faith Communities Toward Less Violence in Syria

Marc Gopin, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution,
George Mason University

Devlin Hall, Room 101 • 5:00 p.m.

Watch the event on our Youtube page.

Alen Kristić

Thursday, October 20

On the Ruins of Communism: Faith Communities and Postwar Challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia

Alen Kristić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Devlin Hall, Room 101 • 5:00 p.m.

Watch the event on our Youtube page.

Zilka Spahić-Šiljak

Thursday, November 3

Believers and Spiritual Capital for Peace: Bridging the Secular-Religious Divide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, Stanford University

Stokes Hall, Room S295 • 5:00 p.m.

Watch the event on our Youtube page.