Engaging minds in the discussion of conflict & peacebuilding through public programs

Bridging the campus and community

The Center sponsors a vibrant mix of lectures and symposia that bring leading scholars, public intellectuals, and practitioners to campus to educate and inspire fresh thinking about the complex role of religion in national and international affairs.



Our Spring 2021 events have concluded for the summer,
but visit our YouTube page for videos of past lectures.

Go to CSRC YouTube channel




Online and In-Person
Oct 18 2021 - 12:00am
West Hall Room 135
Oct 18 2021 - 4:00pm
Oct 27 2021 - 3:00pm

Our signature events:

Religion and Conflict: Alternative Visions

The Religion and Conflict: Alternative Visions speaker series brings nationally and internationally recognized experts to campus to address the sources and dynamics of conflict and strategies for its resolution. 

Past speakers have included Michael Ignatieff, Martha Nussbaum, E.J. DionneKaren Armstrong, Andrew Bacevich, Reza Aslan, Peter Bergen, and others.

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Anthea Butler 2019 Marshall Speaker

The Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Speaker Series is an endowed lecture series that honors the life-long commitment of Maxine Besser Marshall ('76) and Jonathan Marshall to education, civil liberties, and world peace.

Past speakers have included Philip Gorski, Rene GirardShuan Casey, Eliza GriswoldDaisy Khan, Jeffrey Kripal, Elizabeth Shakman-Hurd, and others.

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The Hardt-Nickachos Lectures in Peace Studies features leading scholars and practitioners whose work highlights humanity’s imagination of peace and efforts to construct peace in diverse locations, historical periods, and in the contemporary moment.

Past speakers have included Pankaj Mishra, Joseph Elder, Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Ira ChernusDavid Smock, and others.

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Conversations at the Center is a colloquium series that fosters in-depth exploration of theoretical, methodological and regional issues in the study of religion and conflict among faculty, graduate students, and the community.

Past speakers have included Anand GopalJoshua MitchellMiriam Cooke, Scott AtranSophia McClennenWinnifred Fallers Sullivan, and others.

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Watch videos from our past events:

Browse the featured video library below or visit our YouTube channel for a full archive of past online events.

FEB 2021: Are We One Country or Two? A Conversation about Reconciliation with David Blight

CSRC Event: Are We One Country or Two? A Conversation about Reconciliation with David Blight


OCT 2020: "Who Killed Truth?" A conversation with Jill Lepore

"Who Killed Truth?" A conversation with Jill Lepore


SEP 2020: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times

Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times, A Conversation with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

APR 2021: Can the Soul of the Nation Be Saved?

CSRC Event: “Can the Soul of the Nation Be Saved?”


NOV 2020: Righteous Reckoning: Religion and the 2020 Election

Righteous Reckoning: Religion & the 2020 Election


SEP 2020: Telling the Truth in Black and White:
Religion and Racial Injustice in the U.S.

Telling the Truth in Black and White: Religion and Racial Injustice in the U.S.

Watch videos of past lectures and speaker interviews


Listen to live recordings from past lectures