Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:19pm

Erik Lundin describes himself as a “non-traditional student.” The 29-year-old religious studies senior practiced screenwriting and songwriting in Los Angeles for several years before returning to ASU with a clearer vision of his academic goals.

Lundin also describes his path to the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict's undergraduate fellows program as a “fortunate coincidence.” He learned of the program at a center-sponsored lecture by scholar Stephen Prothero, and entered the...

Spotlight, Student Feature
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:08pm

The media shapes our perception of the world, oftentimes advancing stereotypes and partial truths.

Nowhere does this seem more true than in relation to women in the Muslim world. Join us for a panel discussion with a group of Pakistani women to hear their stories without the filter of the media.

This free public event, “Beyond the Hijab: Pakistani Women’s Perspectives,” will be held at 6:00pm, Thursday, March 26, in West Hall, room 135, on ASU’s Tempe campus.

The five panelists are all faculty of English Literature at Kinnaird College for Women, which has been...

Event Announcement, Spotlight
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:02pm

The past decade has seen a noticeable upswing in extreme acts of violence perpetrated in the context of radical social and religious movements: from the Taliban shooting of young school children, to the kidnapping of girls and wholesale rampaging of villages by the Boko Haram in Nigeria, to the brutal violence of ISIS in Iraq.

The acts of violence, the targets, and the rippling impact of global and government responses are tearing communities apart across the Muslim world. The headlines are replete with images of self-proclaimed protectors of Islam perpetrating heinous crimes...

Event Announcement
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 1:53pm

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict is very pleased to announce a call for applications to the “Friends of the Center Awards” which provide research/travel funds up to $2,500. These awards are designed to deepen student’s practical knowledge and understanding about religion, conflict, and peacebuilding through attendance at reputable, internationally-oriented peacebuilding training programs, or to support research activities that advance understanding of the intersections of religion and conflict. These awards are made possible through the generous support of the Friends of...

Awards & Scholarships
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:39pm

The Center's undergraduate research fellows program focuses on providing a rich interdisciplinary atmosphere for student development. Students accepted into the program work directly with a faculty member on current research projects involving religion and conflict and take a special class with the Center's director. Fellows also have an opportunity to meet with visiting scholars, attend special lectures, compete for research, travel, and conference funds, and qualify for three credit hours and a scholarship...

Student Feature
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:53pm

How does an accomplished neuroscientist and bestselling writer of fiction view issues of religion and conflict?

David Eagleman, author of "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain" and "SUM," will visit ASU to present a fresh take on these topics based on his award-winning research into the workings of the human mind.

The lecture, part of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s Alternative Visions Lecture Series, will take place Thursday, February 12, at 4:00 pm in the Memorial Union...

Event Announcement