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Luce Speaker Series on Religion, Democracy, and Conflict

This series explores topics such as religion and war, religion and conflict, religion and immigrant integration, religion and development, and religion and democracy. It sponsors speakers from across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion

September 21, 2009 CANCELLED
Religion and Politics: Continuities from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic
Karen Barkey, Columbia University

October 5, 2009  
Do Immigrants Religiously Assimilate? Evidence from Western Europe, the United States, and Canada
Phillip Connor, Princeton University

October 12, 2009
Free Speech or Free Hate? The Danish Cartoon Controversy in the European Legal Context
Erik Bleich, Middlebury College

October 19, 2009
Religion and International Relations Theory
Jack Snyder, Columbia University

October 26, 2009
Secular States and Religions: Comparing the United States, France, and Turkey
Ahmet Kuru, San Diego State University

November 9, 2009
Separation of Religion and State around the World: How to Measure It, Who Has It, and How It Influences Politics and Society
Jonathan Fox, Bar Ilan University (Israel)

November 16, 2009
Religion, Rationality, and Violence
Monica Duffy Toft, Harvard University

November 23, 2009
Out of the Backyards, Into the Courts: Judicial Politics and Muslim Incorporation in Europe
Matthias Koenig, University of Gottingen (Germany)

November 30, 2009
How Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at Some Evidence
Steven Fish, University of California-Berkeley

December 7, 2009
Fundamentalism and Democracy
Manfred Brocker, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
and 2009–2010 Luce Project Fellow

February 12, 2010  
Integration into Europe: Identifying a Muslim Effect
David Laitin, Stanford University

February 15, 2010  
Trade-offs between Equality and Difference: Immigrant Integration, Multiculturalism, and the Welfare State in Europe
Ruud Koopmans, University of Amsterdam (Holland)

February 22, 2010  
What Happened to the Smiling Face of Indonesian Islam? Explaining the Conservative Turn in Post-Suharto Indonesia
Martin van Bruinessen, University of Utrecht (Holland)

March 1, 2010  
State, Law, and Religion: Comparing Israeli, Egyptian, and Indian Personal Law Systems through Lenses of Human Rights 
Yuksel Sezgin, CUNY

March 8, 2010  
The Multiple Secularisms of Modern Democratic and Non-Democratic Regimes
Alfred Stepan, Columbia University

March 12, 2010  
Oil, Islam, and Democracy
Michael Ross, UCLA

March 22, 2010  
What I Got from the Good Book: Examining the Political Importance of Religious Interpretation
Eric McDaniel, University of Texas, Austin

April 5, 2010  
Lessons from Church: How Some Religions Resolve the Dilemma of Expansion without Dilution
Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan

April 12, 2010  
What Do We Owe Strangers? Religion, Humanitarianism, and Global Justice
Eric Gregory, Princeton University

April 19, 2010  
The Logics of Violence in the Northern Ireland Conflict
James Hughes, London School of Economics

April 26, 2010  
God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics
Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame
(in conjunction with WWS – IR colloquium)

May 3, 2010  
War and the Religious Calendar
Ronald Hassner, University of California, Berkeley