Category Archives: Events


April Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

April 6: Rabbi Marc Katz (Congregation Beth Elohim)
“Can you be commanded to be happy? A Jewish view” April 13: Lisa Tagliaferri (Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center)
“Catherine of Siena’s Network” April 20: Matthew Scherer (Government and Politics, George Mason University)
“Democracy’s everyday failures: tragedy, acknowledgement, and traces of theology in the late political thought of Stanley Cavell” (No seminar on April 27 [read more»]

March Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

March 3: Bryan Turner (Sociology, The Graduate Center)
“Islamophobia versus Islamofascism: The Role of Advocacy Concepts in Sociology” March 9: Shehzad Nadeem (Sociology, Lehman College and the Graduate Center)
“Bourgeois Bodies: How Yoga was Made Middle Class and Modern” March 16: Jon Keller (Government, Manhattan College)
“Happiness in the Old Testament” March 30: Matthew Baxter (Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University)
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Borderland Religion Workshop—Migration and Religion: A Mutual Impact

A 3 day workshop at Union Theological Seminary and CUNY Graduate Center in cooperation with the GOBA-project (Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway), and The Thuthuka Migration and Religion Program ( University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa). Thursday, November 12
Union Theological Seminary, Room 36
0900 Coffee
0930 D. Machado, UTS/ T. Wyller, Oslo: Welcome: [read more»]

October Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

October 2nd
Note: this event takes place on Friday, 2pm in the Sociology Lounge
Tom Barnes, Loren B. Landau, and Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
Rising and Declining Cities: A Comparison of Detroit, Melbourne, and Johannesburg October 7th
Colin Samson
Versions of Happiness and Success Under Settler Colonialism: Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Continuity Against Neoliberal Dispossession October 14th
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