Upcoming Events

Cardinal Péter Erdő Delivers the 2017 Bampton Lectures in America
January 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
His Eminence, Cardinal Péter Erdő of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary will be delivering the 2017 Bampton Lecture on Monday, January 29th, 2017. His talk, titled “The Role of Religion and the Churches in a Secular State,” will take place in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda and is o...
Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus: Central Mediterranean
February 9, 2018 @ 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...
Tisa Wenger – The Religion and Public Life Series
March 22, 2018 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
The Religion and Public Life Series presents public conversations that expand on current theories and spur debate about religion and secularism, considering the range of secularisms and institutionalizations of religion in Europe, the US, and other parts of the world. Lectures in the series examine ...

News & Announcements

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 […]
November 3, 2017

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Seek Post-Doc Applicants for Interdisciplinary Position

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2018. Columbia University is pleased to announce up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in: (1) […]
September 21, 2017

IRCPL Presents Writing God(s) Panel at New York Comic Con

IRCPL has organized a panel conversation, titled Writing God(s): The Creation of Modern Mythologies and Post-Modern Theologies in Comics, to take place at New York Comic Con on October 6, 2017. This event is the first time that an Ivy League university has presented at a major comic book convention. The panel will be moderated by Professor Hussein […]
September 8, 2017

Welcome to Dr. Attiya Ahmad and Dr. Anya Bernstein – Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

IRCPL is excited to be hosting two of this year’s Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs – Dr. Attiya Ahmad and Dr. Anya Bernstein. Luce/ACLS Fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge […]