Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:18am

Why does wartime rape vary both within and across conflicts? What role have religious leaders played in peacebuilding efforts in Latin America? How can we improve our understanding of the differences between religious and ethnic factors in conflicts around the world?

These are some of the questions that recipients of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s prestigious Friends of the Center research scholarships are exploring overseas this summer. The Friends of the Center awards are granted annually to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research on...

Awards & Scholarships
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:18am

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict recently hosted its annual student awards program to celebrate the incredible work of ASU students who are investigating the complex dynamics between religion and conflict.

Students have opportunities to explore these issues through involvement in the Center’s undergraduate research fellows program and certificate in religion and conflict.

The undergraduate research fellows program pairs students with a faculty member working directly on current research projects involving religion and conflict.

Fellows also have the...

Spotlight, Student Feature
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