Event

Religion and Violence in the World Religions: Sources, History, and the Contemporary world

April 17, 2018 (McGill University/Graduate Component):

Arrival, Registration, and Coffee: 8:30-9:30am (Birks Senior Common Room)
Word of Welcome: 9.45-10.00
Madame Cathy Wong, Présidente du Conseil de la Ville de Montréal
Opening Address: 10.00-10:15am
Prof. Oegema and Prof. Gagné

Graduate Panels:
Section 1 (4 students per panel x 3) 10:15-12:00pm

Lunch: 12:15-1:15pm

Graduate Panels:
Section 2 (4 students per panel x 3) 1:30-3:15pm

Break: 3:15-3:30pm

Workshop 1 & 2: 3:30-5:00pm
Workshop 1: McGill Faculty of Law
Workshop 2: Faculty of Medicine –detecting radicalization in youth patients and the role of doctors presentation by Dr. Selim Rashed

Keynote: 5:30-7:00pm (Moyse Hall)

Dr. Cavanaugh: The Myth of Religious Violence

April 18, 2018 (Concordia University/Graduate Component):

Arrival, Registration, and Coffee: 8:30-9:00am

Graduate Panels:
Section 1 (4 students per panel x 3) 9:15-10:55am

Break: 10:55-11:05am

Graduate Panels:

Section 2 (4 students per panel x 3) 11:05-12:45pm

Lunch: 12:45-1:45pm

Graduate Panels:
Section 3 (4 students per panel x 3) 13:50-15:30pm

Break: 15:30-15:40pm

Graduate Panels:
Section 4 (4 students per panel x 3) 15:40-17:20pm

Keynote: 5:30-7:00pm (Concordia Campus)
Dr. Juergensmeyer: Terror in the Mind of God

April 19, 2018 (McGill University):

Arrival, Registration, and Coffee: 8:30-9:30am

Keynote: 9:30-11:00am

The Challenge of Religious Violence Today – Farhad Khosrokhavar (EHESS; Sorbonne)

Break: 11:00-11:15

Sources and History, Part 1: 11:15am-12:15pm

Religious Violence and the Jewish Tradition – Frances Flannery (James Madison
University)

Reception: 12:15-1:45pm

Sources and History, Part 2: 1:45-2:45pm

Religious Violence and the Christian Tradition – Sarah E. Rollins (Visit. Prof.; Rhodes)

Break: 2:45-3:00pm

Sources and History, Part 3: 3:00-4:00pm

Religious Violence and the Islamic Tradition – David Cook (Rice University)

Fishbowl Sessions 1 & 2: 4:15-5:30pm

Faculty and / or Graduate presentations (2 or 4 pres.; 30 mins each. + 15 mins. discuss.)
1. Addressing Religion and Violence in Education – Calogero Miceli (PhD candidate; Dept. of Religions and Cultures, Concordia; Eliza Bateman, Faculty of Law, McGill)
2. The Interaction between Religion and Politics in State Violence – Derek Bateman (PhD candidate; English dept., Concordia; Lauren Steinman, School of Religious Studies, McGill)

April 20, 2018 (Concordia University):

Arrival and Coffee: 8:30-9:30am

Religion and Violence in the Contemporary World, Part 1: 9:00-10:00am

Zionism the State of Israel – Daniel Kupfert Heller (Jewish Studies, McGill)

Break: 10:00-10:15

Religion and Violence in the Contemporary World, Part 2: 10:15-11:15am

The Christian Roots of Far-Right Movements – Christian Picciolini (Life After Hate, US)

Break: 11:15-11:30

Religion and Violence in the Contemporary World, Part 3: 11:30am-12:30pm

Jihadi-Salafism and Violence – Shiraz Maher (ICSR at King’s College, UK)

Lunch: 12:30-2:00pm

Workshops 1 – 4: 2:00-3:15pm

Faculty and / or Graduate presentations (2 or 4 pres.; 30 mins each. + 15 mins. discuss.)
1. Centre de prévention de la radicalisation menant à la violence – Benjamin Ducol, (Research Manager)
2. Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (Concordia) – Kyle Matthews (Executive Director) and Marie Lamensch (Project Coordinator)
3. Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation – Prof. Martin Geoffroy (Director)
4. Violence towards Indigenous Women – Prof. Christine Jamieson (Dept. of Theological Studies, Concordia)

Break: 3:15-3:30pm

Panel Discussion: 3:30-4:30pm

Solutions to Religious Violence Today