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Lectures examine religion and diplomacy

April 2 through May 1, 2008, various times Various locations
A series of lectures scheduled through May 1 will investigate the influence of religion and religious beliefs in the conduct of diplomacy, politics, crisis and conflict management, and other international affairs.

The lectures are sponsored by the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations in the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. The series includes:

  • "What's Faith Got to Do With It?: Perspectives on Religion and Development" by Katherine Marshall, senior fellow and visiting professor at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in 1 Robertson Hall.
  • "What's Special About Religious Disputes?" by Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in 1 Robertson Hall.
  • "Religion and Human Rights: When Are Rights Not Right?" by Alison Boden, dean of religious life and the chapel at Princeton, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in 1 Robertson Hall.
  • "Women, Religion and Diplomacy" by Ursula Plassnik, Austria's minister of foreign affairs, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
More information can be found on the Liechtenstein Institute's website.

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