The Wilson Center and Religion
Sep 18, 2014
"As the world focuses on the atrocities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a far more brutal scenario has been unfolding some 2,500 miles directly south of Damascus," writes Steve McDonald. more
Sep 02, 2014
"Arab and Muslim governments, vocal on the threat ISIS poses to regional stability, have been virtually silent on ISIS’s systemic degradation, abuse, and humiliation of women," writes Haleh Esfandiari. more
Jul 21, 2014
In a new set of interviews, public policy scholar Farahnaz Ispahani outlined the issues faced by religious minorities in Pakistan, and the path to a solution. more
"As the world focuses on the atrocities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a far more brutal scenario has been unfolding some 2,500 miles directly south of Damascus," writes Steve McDonald.
"Arab and Muslim governments, vocal on the threat ISIS poses to regional stability, have been virtually silent on ISIS’s systemic degradation, abuse, and humiliation of women," writes Haleh Esfandiari.
In a new set of interviews, public policy scholar Farahnaz Ispahani outlined the issues faced by religious minorities in Pakistan, and the path to a solution.
Latin American Program Board Member and Senior Scholar Alexander Wilde is quoted in this article about allegations that two Chilean cardinals were involved in covering up sexual abuse.
July 07, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
Iraq and Syria may be dominating the headlines, but the Israeli-Palestinian issue remains a volatile and unpredictable piece of the Middle Eastern puzzle. Join us as three veteran analysts and practitioners discuss the Palestinians and their politics, including the recent unity agreement, the impasse in the peace process, and the prospects for elections in the West Bank and Gaza. This event is part of The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
June 17, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On Tuesday, June 17th the Africa Program at The Wilson Center held a public event to examine growing religious violence in sub-Saharan Africa and the response from African states, as well as options for US-Africa engagement regarding the current situation with religious conflict. Discussants included Dr. Ludovic Lado, a current Southern Voices Scholar with the Africa Program and Director of the Institute of Human Rights and Dignity at the Center of Research and Action for Peace in Cote d’Ivoire, and Tiffany Lynch, Senior Policy Analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at The Wilson Center, moderated the discussion.
June 04, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
In recent years, Pakistan—a Sunni Muslim majority country with Shia Muslim, Christian, and Hindu minorities—has been convulsed by sectarian violence. More than 2,000 people have been killed in sectarian attacks since 2008, and last year sectarian killings rose by more than a fifth from 2012.
A fresh perspective on the inter-relatedness of historical, social, political, and religious issues in Nigeria and how they underpin the development and implementation of policies in the northern region of Nigeria concerning gender and Islam.
Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 is an important insider account of a crucial set of negotiations aimed at settling a seemingly endless conflict.
Written by Yaacov Ro'i
Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Croft Institute for International Studies, The University of Mississippi
Ahmet Yükleyen is a Wilson Center fellow, a non-residential Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and the Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi. He studied international relations at Bilkent University and completed his MA d...
Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Audrey L. Altstadt is author of dozens of articles on Azerbaijan's history, politics and culture, and forthcoming book, Culture Wars in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940. She has worked in Azerbaijani archives since 1980 and consulted with the US Foreign Service, Radio Liberty, US Institute of Peace,...
Assistant Professor in the MIT program in art, culture and technology.