Professor Juergensmeyer will discuss the complex question:
Is religion the cause of terrorist violence around the world, or its victim; and how can we respond to it?
Professor Juergensmeyer will share an illustrated presentation that explores these issues, based on recent interviews with activists and victims related to ISIS and other Muslim activists, Christian militants, Jewish extremists, Buddhist rebels and Sikh separatists.
Professor Juergensmeyer is the founding director and a fellow of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology and global studies, Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair of Global and Sikh Studies, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He is a pioneer in the field of global studies and writes on global religion, religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics.
This talk is sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.
Join us for a reception with refreshments at 3 p.m. The presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m.