Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations

Project Leaders
Date
2006 to Present

This year’s PORDIR will focus on “conflict, robotics/AI and values.”

Description

The Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) explores the influence of religion, religious beliefs and spirituality on the theory and practice of diplomacy and relations within the global actors’ system. Initiated in 2006 by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber and the Rev. Paul Brandeis Rauschenbush, the year-long seminar invites and encourages the research and understanding of issues –– also building on personal experiences –– as it concerns foreign relations, crises, socioeconomic and political dimensions in view of values and perspectives based on religious, spiritual or philosophical ideas and ideals. Participating fellows typically hear eminent speakers and experts from many distinct religious traditions, career paths and (national, ideological or philosophical) perspectives. 

The PORDIR seminar also focuses on inter-gender, intergenerational and intercultural relations, conflict management and mitigation. It searches for means and strategies to anticipate or reduce tension and crises. Previous PORDIR seminar topics have included pathways into terrorism, revolution, public health and religious law, populist conspiracies, generational interpretations of religious norms, environmental stewardship, cyber, and the ethics of drone warfare.

This year’s PORDIR will focus on “conflict, robotics/AI and values.”

Events

Apr 14, 2023, 10:00 am
Apr 6, 2023, 12:00 pm
Mar 31, 2022, 12:00 pm
Mar 24, 2022, 12:00 pm
Apr 21, 2021, 12:00 pm
Mar 3, 2021, 12:00 pm
Jan 21, 2015, 4:00 pm
Jun 19, 2014, 12:00 am
Apr 9, 2014, 4:30 pm
Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 pm
Feb 26, 2014, 4:30 pm
Feb 19, 2014, 12:00 pm
Feb 12, 2014, 12:00 pm
Jun 7, 2013, 12:00 am
Apr 24, 2013, 12:00 pm
Apr 12, 2013, 4:30 pm
Apr 3, 2013, 12:00 pm
Mar 27, 2013, 12:00 pm
Mar 2, 2012, 12:00 pm
Jun 16, 2011, 12:00 am
Jun 10, 2010, 12:00 am
Apr 23, 2009, 12:00 am
Apr 16, 2009, 4:30 pm
Apr 2, 2009, 7:00 pm
Mar 5, 2009, 4:30 pm
Oct 6, 2008, 5:30 pm
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Apr 17, 2008, 4:30 pm
Apr 10, 2008, 4:30 pm
Apr 2, 2008, 4:30 pm
Mar 6, 2008, 4:30 pm
Mar 5, 2008, 12:00 pm
Sep 26, 2007, 4:30 pm