Upcoming Events

Cardinal Péter Erdő Delivers the 40th Bampton Lecture in America
January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
His Eminence, Cardinal Péter Erdő of Esztergom-Budapest, Primate of Hungary will be delivering the 40th Bampton Lecture in America on Monday, January 29th, 2018. His lecture, titled “The Role of Religion and the Churches in a Secular State,” will take place in the Low Memorial...
Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus: Central Mediterranean
February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This day-long event is the second of a three-piece series that focuses on the movement of people across and along the Mediterranean and the emergence, re-signification, and use of sites of memory. Bringing together a mix of panelists from the humanities and social sciences, the day will inc...
Making Religion on the Reservation: Native Americans and the Dilemmas of Religious Freedom
March 22 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
The IRCPL Religion and Public Life Series Tisa Wenger – Making Religion on the Reservation: Native Americans and the Dilemmas of Religious Freedom What did religious freedom mean for Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century, a time when the U.S. government was working to eliminate...

News & Announcements

January 9, 2018

Columbia Center for the Study of Social Difference – Call for Proposals

The Center for the Study of Social Difference: Call For Papers for new funded faculty working groups Funding available: $35-$50K for two-three year projects Deadline: February 1, 2018 at 11:59pm We encourage anyone interested in submitting a proposal to please contact CSSD ( in advance of the deadline for feedback in drafting their proposal.   The Center […]
January 8, 2018

IRCPL Receives Joint Projects and TIER Grants from Alliance Program | Columbia University

Joint Projects Grant: “Populism in America and the Middle East: Ethical and Religious Dimensions” Partner University: Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po This project will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from Columbia, Sciences Po, and other universities, as well as journalists, people in government, and religious leaders, who will comparatively investigate the […]
January 6, 2018

AC4 Graduate Student Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program engages students and faculty who are doing interdisciplinary research or practice with focus on conflict resolution and peacebuilding, to cultivate constructive conflict management and sustainable peace, and to support students to engage and think critically about issues of peace and sustainability. Each year, AC4 funds as many as 12 Columbia University graduate students conducting an […]
December 11, 2017

The Conclusion of “Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference” in Amman, Jordan

Last week, on December 6th and 7th, the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life presented Part One of our global conference series, “Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference,” in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers, the Center for Religion, Conflict and Globalization at the University of Groningen, and the Department of Culture Studies and […]
November 30, 2017

IRCPL Board Member, Alexander Stille, Published in New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books published the article “The Last Slaves in Mauritania” by Alexander Stille, San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, in their November 23rd issue. The article featured is partly a review of Precher dans le Desert by Zekeria Salem, as well as a collection of reportage from Professor Stille’s […]