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Rome Global Gateway’s Mind-blowing Rome Summer Seminars: Unleashing Explosive Insights on Religion and Global Politics! You Won’t Believe What Notre Dame Has Planned!

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Rome Global Gateway’s Mind-blowing Rome Summer Seminars: Unleashing Explosive Insights on Religion and Global Politics! You Won’t Believe What Notre Dame Has Planned!

University of Notre Dame Hosts Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics

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Rome Summer Seminars: Exploring the Intersection of Religion and Global Politics

In June, the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway collaborated with several institutions to organize the inaugural Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics. This two-week program brought together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world who are engaged in the study of religious studies and international affairs. The participants had the opportunity to attend writing workshops, graduate seminars, and public events, delving into the complex relationship between religion and global politics.

Exploring Rome’s Role as a Hub for Religious Political Activity

The Rome Summer Seminars aimed to recognize the increasing significance of Rome as a site for religious political activity over the past two decades. According to Michael Driessen, director of the program, Rome’s transnational nature has positioned it as a central hub for religious political activity, offering a diverse range of resources and institutions at the intersection of religion and politics. The program aimed to leverage these resources, fostering connections between scholars and students working on similar projects.

Rome: An Inspiring City for Global Perspectives on Religion and Politics

With its rich history and awe-inspiring architecture, Rome served as an ideal backdrop for contemplating the role of religion in global politics. Mahan Mirza, executive director of the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion at Notre Dame, highlighted the city’s ability to inspire students to think critically about religion’s influence on global affairs and its significance in the lives of communities worldwide.

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Creating a Diverse and Collaborative Learning Environment

The Rome Summer Seminars welcomed students from 15 different nationalities, representing a wide range of universities and academic backgrounds. Notable scholars in the field, including Olivier Roy, Kristina Stoeckl, Jonathan Laurence, Anna Rowlands, and Scott Appleby, provided lectures and seminars during the program, enriching the learning experience. The seminars fostered interdisciplinary conversations about religion and global politics, responding to the current need for a comprehensive understanding of these complex issues.

Partnerships and High-Level Support

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and Rome Global Gateway played a crucial role as founding partners of the Rome Summer Seminars. They collaborated with esteemed institutions such as the Pontifical Gregorian University, John Cabot University, the Hanns Seidel Stiftung of Germany, the Adyan Foundation of Lebanon, and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided high patronage to the program, with special support from Andrea Benzo, the Italian special envoy for religious freedom and interreligious dialogue.

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International Policy Dialogue on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

The program concluded with a two-day international policy dialogue on the theme of “Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Contemporary Global Crises.” Hosted by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the conference provided a platform to discuss and explore these critical issues. The opening session included a keynote address by Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s secretary for relations with states. Notre Dame’s Scott Appleby participated in a roundtable panel, sharing valuable insights and engaging with the attendees.

Promoting Research and Future Seminars

The dedication and high-quality research presented by the students attending the Rome Summer Seminars impressed Michael Driessen. The program’s success has paved the way for future editions, with the next session scheduled for 2024. To learn more about the Rome Summer Seminars and how to apply, visit the official website.

Contact: Tracy DeStazio, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-9958 or [email protected]

Originally published by Costanza Montanari at rome.nd.edu on July 17.

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