Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:47pm

In an interview with Robyn Williams, commentator for The Science Show with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ASU professor Steve Corman discussed how research at Arizona State University is unlocking patterns in extremist media.

Corman, a researcher in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and director of the Center for Strategic Communication, studies statements and video from Islamic extremist groups. Corman applies the techniques of computational linguistics, social science and network theory to analyze the messages and how they are delivered. Corman is also a...

CSRC in the Media
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:39pm

“I'm led by giving other people a voice.”

These were the first words I heard from Nick Danziger, a human rights photographer, and they resonated deeply with me. With the assistance of a research award from the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, I had just arrived in Ireland to take part in a Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy to improve my activist skills. Seated across from Nick, the main instructor and a powerfully humble filmmaker, were a diverse mixture of sixteen human rights practitioners, filmmakers, and advocates from eleven countries. Despite...

Student Feature
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:56am

On March 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases which challenge a provision of the Women’s Health Amendment to the Affordable Care Act. In each case the plaintiffs are for-profit corporations seeking religious exemptions from providing certain forms of contraception in their employees’ health care plans.

Tracy Fessenden, associate director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, provides an...

Spotlight, Publication Feature
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:52pm

Some scholars, inventors and futurists have argued that artificial intelligence, robotics, and genetic engineering will soon produce people that will far surpass modern humans in power and intelligence. Will advances in technology lead to extraordinary transhuman beings? And what sort of society do these futurists envision?

Michael Zimmerman, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will discuss religious themes in the ideas of key proponents of these technological innovations in a free public lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 in West Hall room 135 on...

Event Story
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 3:11pm

Attention ASU students! Registration for the Fall 2014 semester is open, and the Center has put together the list of courses that count for credit towards the Center's Undergraduate Certificate in Religion and Conflict. Click here to see the list of courses.

If you are not already enrolled in the certificate program, please keep reading:

Are you interested in the religious and non-religious causes of conflict? The certificate...

Student Feature