The Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion have announced the continuation of their project — Sacred Spaces – Religion and Conflict Resolution. Since 2009, Karen Barkey, Professor of Sociology and History and Elazar Barkan, Professor of International and Public Affairs and the UNAOC Research Network’s focal point at Columbia, have been examining historical and current issues involving shared sacred spaces.
An event planned for this semester for the Sacred Spaces project is Sacred Sites: Post-Gujarat’s Hindu-Muslim Violence Reconciliation Workshop on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011. This workshop will seek to enable NGO activists who have been involved in reconciliation work in Gujurat, India, to share their experience and to assess the impact of their efforts.
Speakers will include Christophe Jaffrelot, Research director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and professor of South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po, and Rajeev Bhargava, Senior Fellow and Director at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Cosponsored by CDTR.