The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents

“Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State”
with Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara
 Thursday, May 6, 2010
 3:30-5:00 p.m.
 Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

View paper online.

Mark Juergensmeyer is a sociology and religious studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he also directs the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including the recently-released Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State (University of California Press 2008). He is the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for contributions to the study of religion, and is the 2004 recipient of the Silver Award of the Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence in Spain. He received an honorary doctorate from Lehigh University in 2004, a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006, and the Unitas Distinguished Alumnus Award from Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 2007. He was elected president of the American Academy of Religion, and chairs the working group on Religion and International Affairs for the national Social Science Research Council. Since the events of September 11, he has been a frequent commentator in the news media, including CNN, NBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, Fox News, ABC's Politically Incorrect, and CNBC's Dennis Miller Show.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS).


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